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C1 Topic 4 Health & Welfare

  1. 1. Health & Care Nina Dearle By PresenterMedia.com Topic 4 The greatest wealth is health.
  2. 2. • English Vocabulary in Use Upper Intermediate: • 45 Sport • 53 Health & Medicine • English Vocabulary in Use Advanced: • 20 Birth & Death • 55 Health & Illness 1 56 Health & Illness 2 57 Health & Illness 3 88 Diet, Sport & Fitness Vocabulary Work
  3. 3. 1. How can people improve their life expectancy? 2. Why are the two young men interviewed not enthusiastic about living to a ripe old age? 3. How old was the oldest woman to complete a marathon and how long did it take her? Centenarians
  4. 4. Quartet At a home for retired musicians, the annual concert to celebrate Verdi's birthday is disrupted by the arrival of Jean, an eternal diva and the former wife of one of the residents.
  5. 5. Consider the following statement and then note down 2 arguments for and two arguments against it. Elderly people should be cared for in nursing homes. FOR AGAINST 1. 1. 2. 2.
  6. 6. Essay titles 1) In countries such as Japan, the population is getting older. Are the effects of an ageing population positive or negative? 2) Is nursing home care better for elderly people than living with noisy young children in their own families? 3) Staying healthy through playing sports and eating well should be an individual’s duty towards society rather than a habit for personal benefits. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
  7. 7. Health myths busted Can retirement kill you? Why do we keep falling for fad diets Top 15 reasons you are not losing weight
  8. 8. Growing old: a joke! A man goes to the doctor and says, "Doc, I would like to live a long life. What should I do?“ "I think that is a wise decision," the doctor replies. "Let’s see, do you smoke?" "Oh.. Half a pack a day." "Starting NOW, no more smoking." The man agrees. The doctor then asks, "Do you drink?" "Oh, well Doc, not much, just a bit of wine with my meals, and a beer or two every once in a while.“ "Starting now, you drink only water. No exceptions." The man is a bit upset, but also agrees. The doctor asks, "How do you eat?" "Oh, well, you know, Doc, normal stuff.“ "Starting now you are going on a very strict diet. You are going to eat only raw vegetables, with no dressing, and non-fat cottage cheese. " The man is now really worried. "Doc, is all this really necessary?“ "Do you want to live long?" "Yes." "Well then, it’s absolutely necessary. And don’t even think of breaking the diet.“. " The man is quite restless, but the doctor continues, "Do you have sex?" "Yeah, once a week or so..., only with my wife!" he adds hurriedly. “As soon as you get out of here you are going to buy twin beds. No more sex for you. None.“ The man is appalled. “Doc… Are you sure I’m going to live longer this way?” “ I have no idea, but however long you live, I assure you is going to seem like an eternity!” source: http://www.jokes4us.com/peoplejokes/doctorjokes/longlifejoke.html
  9. 9. 1. What is the topic under discussion? 2. How many people are interviewed? 3. Are they in favour of the proposition or against it? It is increasingly possible to improve our physical abilities with the use of prosthetic devices and cyborg technology. Which ability would you like to enhance, and why? Do you welcome such technologies?
  10. 10. What can go wrong while you’re doing the following sports? What can cause you to lose in a competition involving these sports? tennis boxing snowboarding golf ski jumping running
  11. 11. Questions to think about: 1) Care for the elderly. 2) Growing old in this day and age. 3) How to avoid and overcome illness. 4) The importance of physical activity and nutrition. Grammar to brush up on: 1) Modal auxiliary verbs 2) Transitive and intransitive verbs Language functions to check out: 1) Giving advice 2) Expressing opinions Films to watch: 1) Quartet 2) 50/50 Books to Read: 1) Born to Run 2) My Sister’s Keeper