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T.20 - Health, illness, medicine

Danny's Reading: Sickness

Average: 3.6 (21 votes)

Last night, after I fell asleep, someone broke into my house, crept up to the bedroom, and spent a good five hours jumping up and down on my spine in steel-toed workboots before attempting to throttle me with my own tongue. At least, that's what it felt like this morning when I woke up.

I'm sick.

At the Doctors

Average: 4.1 (11 votes)

Here's an example of a real conversation at the doctors. Read through the exchange between the two people and try to re-order the letters of the underlined words to find the correct word! It is very important to learn some medical vocabulary, so that you are able to visit the doctor and understand their advice if there is a problem. Remember you can always take an English speaker with you if you are really nervous.

By Caroline

In Reception

Helen: Hello, I’d like to see a (1)codort please.

Is Pizza A Vegetable?

Average: 3.7 (9 votes)

In USA schools, pizza is now a vegetable!

What did you eat for lunch when you were in school? Could you buy something _1_ to eat in the school cafeteria?

Happiness is Important

Average: 4 (10 votes)

I recently found a website which gives you tips on how to live life happily. It also contains some really interesting facts about happiness, what makes us happy and happiness across the world. Read some of these facts below and choose the correct missing words from the list shown. Then have a look through the website and see if the tips help you to make a difference in your life.

Good luck!

Lesson by Caroline Devane

Medical Idioms

Average: 4.2 (22 votes)

We all get sick from time to time, so it is a good idea to learn some idioms that you may hear on a visit to the doctors or in general conversation; or you may find the idioms useful to use yourself.

Below are some medical idioms along with some example sentences of their use. Can you match them to their meanings? When you are finished, see if you can write some sentences which include the idioms and share them with us.

Lesson by Caroline

True or False Reading - World's youngest yoga teacher

Average: 4.1 (13 votes)

This little girl is another example of a child prodigy, someone who is extremely talented at a very young age. Yoga is a form of exercise that focuses on physical and mental health.

It is extremely challenging, as you can see from the photo!

Read this article and see if you can answer the true or false questions.

Illness Idioms

Average: 3.1 (13 votes)

I woke up this morning with a terrible head cold. I’m now writing this lesson in bed surrounded by tissues and orange juice and I’m feeling very sorry for myself! So, why not write a lesson based on illness idioms, I thought...that will make me feel better! In the following idioms, which do you think is the correct missing word?
Lesson by Caroline

'Half an hour of exercise a day not enough' Upper Intermediate Reading

Average: 3.5 (11 votes)

Choose the correct word for the six missing words below.

The recommended half an hour of exercise a day may not be enough to stop _1_ gain.

Accidents and Injuries vocabulary

Average: 3.5 (22 votes)

Ouch, having an accident sucks. Complete these sentences by choosing the right answer.

Good luck and be careful out there!

Thanks to Sebastian in EC Cape Town for this lesson

Link: Health Words

Health Words

Average: 2.9 (55 votes)

Take a look at these ten words. They are all related to health. Using the letters, match each word to the correct definition. Type A into the correct space, not weather.

How many did you get correct? Can you use these words in your own example sentences?