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(Updated on 29/03/2016)


FACTS :

 

  • Minerals Important to Your Health - Text + Audio + Video - 12 January 2017
    "Dug up from the earth, minerals play an important role in medicine and health. And many are as beautiful as a work of art."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • Japanese Scientist Wins Nobel in Medicine - Text + Audio - 3 October 2016
    "Japanese biologist Yoshinori Ohsumi has won the Nobel prize in Medicine. He was honored for his work on a natural process called autophagy.
    The Nobel prize winner says he hopes a younger generation of scientists will follow up on his research to explore unanswered questions about autophagy."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • Zuckerberg and Chan aim to tackle all disease by 2100 - 21 September 2016
    "Facebook's founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan have pledged $3bn (£2.3bn) to fund medical research over the next decade.
    At a press conference in San Francisco, they said their ultimate goal was to "cure, prevent or manage all diseases by the end of the century"."

    (BBC)

  • The secret life of an anaesthetist: if surgeons are the blood, we are the brains - 12 September 2016
    "During an operation, your life is in our hands. But despite the highly sensitive role we play, we are all but invisible to our patients."

    (theguardian.com)

 

LISTENING :

 

  • Minerals Important to Your Health - Text + Audio + Video - 12 January 2017
    "Dug up from the earth, minerals play an important role in medicine and health. And many are as beautiful as a work of art."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • Japanese Scientist Wins Nobel in Medicine - Text + Audio - 3 October 2016
    "Japanese biologist Yoshinori Ohsumi has won the Nobel prize in Medicine. He was honored for his work on a natural process called autophagy.
    The Nobel prize winner says he hopes a younger generation of scientists will follow up on his research to explore unanswered questions about autophagy."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • Average Weight of American Men Increased 7 Kilograms in 20 Years - Text + Audio - 29 August 2016
    "American men weigh about seven kilograms more now, on average, than they did 20 years ago.
    The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, reported the finding earlier this month.
    Over the 20-year period, the average height of men did not change."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • New Company Plans Very Small Electronic Medical Treatments - Text + Audio - 7 August 2016
    "Very small electronic devices placed inside the body could be used to treat many sicknesses, according to a newly formed company called Galvani Bioelectronics."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • Exercise Can Protect Against Two Major Diseases - Text + Audio - 27 June 2016
    "We all know that exercise keeps us healthy. But two new studies get more specific.
    They look at how exercise may lower the risk of two major causes of death – cancer and stroke.
    This report has many useful vocabulary words related to the human body."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • New Flying Eye Hospital Gets Off the Ground - Text + Audio - 23 June 2016
    "Almost 3 million people have problems seeing. Most of those problems can be prevented or cured – but only if doctors can get to the patients.
    Now, an improved “flying eye hospital” allows a non-profit medical service to help millions of people."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • Zika virus 'scarier than thought' says US - Text + Audio - 12 April 2016
    (BBC)

  • Spotlight on Zika Helps Neglected Tropical Diseases - Text + Audio - 22 February 2016
    "Neglected tropical diseases afflict more than a billion of the poorest people in the world. Traditionally, these diseases have not received much funding.
    But experts say that’s changing. The Zika virus has raised awareness of the need to combat these illnesses."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • WHO Declares Zika a Global Health Emergency - Text + Audio - 1 February 2016
    "On Monday, the World Health Organization declared that the spread of the Zika virus is a global health emergency.
    The mosquito-borne virus is spreading through the Americas at a worrying rate. There is no treatment for Zika. And a vaccine may be years away."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

  • Most People with Hepatitis Don't Know It - Text + Audio - 6 October 2015
    "About 400 million people around the world are living with viral hepatitis. And some people do not know they have it.
    But nearly one million of those infected will die each year. There are different kinds of hepatitis with different treatments.
    The question is: can people afford it."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • New Treatment Could Prevent, Reverse Alzheimer’s - Text + Audio - 9 August 2015
    "Researchers have discovered that repeated hits to the head can change the form of a brain protein.
    They have developed a treatment that returns the protein shape to normal.
    This could stop the development of the disease or slow it in those who already suffer from it."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • Mosquito-Borne Viruses Spread Across the World - Text + Audio - 22 June 2015
    "There is a mutated virus free to travel the world. And it has a travel buddy. One is deadly. One is just extremely painful.
    Find which viruses they are and if they are in your part of the world. You’ll also learn a great word: stow-away.
    Read the article to find out what it means and how to use it."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)


    "In Nicaragua, a woman moves her children out of the way as a health ministry worker sprays chemicals
    to kill the mosquitoes that carry dengue and chikungunya fever, October 2014." 

  • Fighting Obesity Is a Long-Term, Complex Problem - Text + Audio - 9 June 2015
    "How people become obese, or extremely overweight, is a complex issue.
    It involves of course, diet and biology but also psychology, food marketing and even politics.
    A recent conference on obesity discussed all these issues."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • Most African Children with AIDS Have No Access to Medical Care - Text + Audio - 9 June 2015
    "A UN official said that more than 90 percent of the 3 million children infected with AIDS live in sub-Saharan.
    Patients living with AIDS in sub-Sarahan Africa often do not have access to medical treatment.
    Twenty-five million people with AIDS live in sub-Saharan Africa."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • One Billion Young People Risk Hearing Loss From Loud Music - Text + Audio
    "One billion teenagers and young adults around the world risk losing their hearing by listening to loud music.
    This is according to the World Health Organization.
    The U.N. agency is asking young people to turn down the volume to prevent losing their hearing."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • Medicine - Les mots s'affichent quand on passe la souris sur les images. - avec son
    (Language Guide)

  • Obesity epidemic
    "The world needs to tackle the growing epidemic of obesity with the same sense of global urgency as climate change..."
    + Difficult words are explained
    + Interactive quiz

    (BBC)



    Obesity in various countries around the world
    "The percentage of the population older than 15 with a body-mass index greater than 30."
    (losanjalis.com)



    Obesity Trends in America
    Watch the BMI grow from 1985 to 2003.
    - with an animation
    (explorepdx.com)

     

     

 

 

  • Getting clarification from a doctor
    "In this programme, we find out about the type of questions we can ask to make sure we understand what the doctor is telling us.
    When you've listened to the programme, don't forget to practise what you've learned with the quiz ...!"

    - with the script
    (BBC)
  • Everyday English in Conversation - Listening
    Eating / Emotions / Fashion / Friendship / Health / Housing / Life / Memory / Money /
    Romance / Shopping / Time / Traveling / Vacation / Weather / Work
    (Focus English)
  • illnesses and health - a lesson proposed by Randall S. Davis (esl-lab) with :
    - a list of commonly-used vocabulary with a recording of the words in RealMedia format.
    - a short quiz to test students' comprehension of some of the words,
    - a Follow-Up exercise for expanding students' use of the vocabulary in a conversation with a partner or group.
  • dental care - a lesson proposed by Randall S. Davis (esl-lab) with :
    - a list of commonly-used vocabulary with a recording of the words in RealMedia format.
    - a short quiz to test students' comprehension of some of the words,
    - a Follow-Up exercise for expanding students' use of the vocabulary in a conversation with a partner or group.


 

  • Doctor's Appointment (esl-lab)
    (I. Pre-Listening Exercises II. Listening Exercises III. Post-Listening Exercises)
    - telephone conversation (medium)




  • Health (with exercises) - Number 13 :
    - A Healthy Lifestyle (D)
    - Friendly Dental Care (D)
    - Personal Problems (D)

    (esl-lab)

CONVERSATION QUESTIONS / ROLE-PLAY :

 

  • Getting clarification from a doctor
    "In this programme, we find out about the type of questions we can ask to make sure we understand what the doctor is telling us. When you've listened to the programme, don't forget to practise what you've learned with the quiz ...!"

    (BBC)