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  THE TAPESCRIPT

I don’t understand how anyone can like medicine. I’ve never liked it. I used to refuse to take it as a kid because the taste was so disgusting. I’m not sure whether or not medicine is a good thing. I’m sure that most of the time our body will recover naturally, without medicine. I actually think medicine can be bad for us. It makes the body weaker because we rely on medicines too much. I also worry about the safety of medicines. I read too many times about side effects. How can doctors be sure that the medicines we take one day won’t make us ill later in life. A lot of what goes into medicine isn’t natural. I’m a big believer in natural medicine. That seems to make much more sense. The Chinese seem to have it right.

  LISTENING GAP FILL

I don’t understand how _______________ medicine. I’ve never liked it. I _______________ to take it as a kid because the taste was so disgusting. I’m not sure _______________ medicine is a good thing. I’m sure that most of the time our body will recover naturally, without medicine. _______________ medicine can be bad for us. It makes the body weaker because _______________ medicines too much. I also worry about the safety of medicines. I read too many times _______________. How can doctors be sure that the medicines we take one day won’t make us ill later in life. A lot _______________ medicine isn’t natural. I’m a big believer in natural medicine. That seems to make much more sense. The Chinese seem _______________.

  CORRECT THE SPELLING

I don’t understand how eonyna can like medicine. I’ve never liked it. I used to suefer to take it as a kid because the taste was so igtuigsnds. I’m not sure whether or not medicine is a good thing. I’m sure that most of the time our body will erceorv naturally, without medicine. I actually think medicine can be bad for us. It makes the body earewk because we rely on medicines too much. I also worry about the eaysft of medicines. I read too many times about side ceeffst. How can doctors be sure that the medicines we take one day won’t make us ill talre in life. A lot of what goes into medicine isn’t natural. I’m a big vebreile in natural medicine. That seems to make much more esnes. The Chinese seem to have it right.



  UNJUMBLE THE WORDS

I don’t understand can how like anyone medicine. I’ve never liked it. I used to a refuse take as kid to it because the taste was so disgusting. I’m not sure whether or not medicine is a good thing. most the I’m that of time sure our body will recover naturally, without medicine. I actually think medicine can be bad for us. It makes the body weaker because too much we rely on medicines. I also worry about the safety of medicines. I read too many effects side about times. How can doctors be sure that the medicines we take one day won’t make us ill later in life. goes medicine lot what into A of isn’t natural. I’m a big believer in natural medicine. That seems to make much more sense. Chinese The it have to seem right.



  DISCUSSION (Write your own questions)

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

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STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

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  STUDENT MEDICINE SURVEY

Write five GOOD questions about medicine in the table. Do this in pairs. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper.

When you have finished, interview other students. Write down their answers.

 

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  WRITING

Write about medicine for 10 minutes. Show your partner your paper. Correct each other’s work.

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  HOMEWORK

1. VOCABULARY EXTENSION: Choose several of the words from the text. Use a dictionary or Google’s search field (or another search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word.

2. INTERNET INFO: Search the Internet and find more information about medicine. Talk about what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

3. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about medicine. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

4. MEDICINE POSTER Make a poster about medicine. Show it to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your posters.

5. MY MEDICINE LESSON: Make your own English lesson on medicine. Make sure there is a good mix of things to do. Find some good online activities. Teach the class / another group when you have finished.

6. ONLINE SHARING: Use your blog, wiki, Facebook page, MySpace page, Twitter stream, Del-icio-us / StumbleUpon account, or any other social media tool to get opinions on medicine. Share your findings with the class.

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