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T.20 - Health, illness, medicine

The Body: What’s the word? Beginner/Elementary

Average: 3 (10 votes)

Bodies - we all have them. When you get to my age, you notice that they don’t work as well as they used to. Just like an old car, they’re harder to start in the morning, they don’t go as fast as they used to and they suddenly start making strange noises! But that’s enough about my problems.

 How well do you know these basic body parts in English? Type in the missing words. Thanks to Adele at EC Cape Town English school for today’s lesson.

Chris

Do you have a healthy life?

Average: 3.6 (8 votes)

High Intermediate Reading: The 380kg Teenager

Average: 3.5 (11 votes)

British television recently showed a programme on the plight of 19 year-old Texan teenager, Billy Robbins, who weighed an unbelievable 180 kg.
Officially the world’s heaviest teenager, Billy was housebound for 3 years after gorging himself on junk-food. At the peek of his food addiction he was eating 8000 calories each day.

How to talk about health problems

Average: 3.5 (79 votes)

In life one of the most important things you can do is to look after your health. When we have a health problem we can go and see a doctor. Here we take a look at the English you need to discuss bad health.

Phobias

Average: 2.9 (11 votes)

'A phobia of high places.'

The word phobia means 'fear' or 'dislike'. Like many medical words used in English it comes from Greek. Phobos was the Greek god of fear. Today his name is used to show a fear.

In English we can say:
'I have a fear of high places.'

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