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Work in pairs. Before you listen guess the meanings of the following word-combinations. Discuss your ideas in class.

· a case of HIV/AIDS

· to fight HIV/AIDS

· high-risk groups

· to have regular medical check-ups

· a sexually transmitted disease

· to extend the system of testing and treatment to HIV/AIDS

· to test all the donated blood in blood banks

· infected blood transfusions

· to cause the spread of the virus

· a strain of the AIDS virus

· to be infected with the virus

2. Listen to the article written by Linda Baxter about the way Senegal fought HIV / AIDS and complete the sentences below.

1. Many nations in the world have strong _________ and ______ values, but the Senegalese government decided early on that the subject of HIV/AIDS must be discussed openly.

2. The National Plan to _____ HIV/AIDS was already in operation in 1987, less than a year after the first cases ____ _________ in Senegal.

3. Its aim was ___________, _________ and __________ and it was the first such campaign in Africa.

4. Sex workers were registered and had to have regular _______ _________.

5. Anyone who was suffering from a sexually transmitted _______ was treated free of charge.

6. … it wasn't too difficult to extend the system of _______ and _________ to HIV/AIDS.

7. So, unlike many Western countries, _______ _____ transfusions never caused the spread of the virus.

8. Professor Souleymane Mboup … is most famous for his work on documenting HIV2, a strain of the AIDS _____ which is common in West Africa.

9. Many experts are afraid that this initial success will spread a false sense of ________ and people will become less careful.


Listen again and answer the following questions.

1. What 'success' does the United Nations recognise in Senegal?


2. Which of these sentences is true about the Senegalese way of life?


3. What did the religious leaders do?


4. When did the National Plan to Fight HIV/AIDS start?


5. Why do women need more social and economic power?


6. How did the registration of sex workers help in the fight against HIV/AIDS?



7. Who is Professor Mboup?


8. What is the biggest danger in Senegal for the future?




1. Listen to the conversations 1-5. Who is Bob talking to each time?

a) a friend b) a group of friends c) a doctor’s receptionist d) his colleague e) his wife


Answer the questions.

1. What did they suggest? 2. Whose advice does he decide to take? Why?




1. Listen to the dialogue and fill in the missing words. What’s wrong with Betty?

A: Are you okay, Betty? You look a bit 1) _____ .

B: Actually, I feel 2) _____ .

A: Oh! What’s wrong?

B: I’m burning up and my whole body 3) _____ , too.

A: Sounds to me like 4) _____ . If I were you, I would go to bed.

Use the prompts to act out similar dialogues.

· burning feeling in my chest – heartburn –take an antacid tablet.

· can’t stop yawning – you’re overtired –get an early night


3. When was the last time you felt unwell? What were the symptoms?



1. How much do you know about alternative medicine? What health problems does homeopathy / osteopathy / acupuncture work for? Are you all for conventional medicine?

2. Listen to the article written by Mike Rayner about alternative medicine, particularly acupuncture and complete the sentences below.

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is based on the idea that ______ flows through the _____ ____ along 12 lines or meridians. These meridians end up at ______ in the body, and _______ is the result of a blockage of the energy flow to these organs. To ______ the blockage, an acupuncturist inserts very fine _______ into the body at points along the meridians. This __________ the flow of energy, and restores the patient’s ______.

What can acupuncture be used to treat?

In the Far East acupuncture is used to _____ a wide range of ___________, and is also used as a preventative ________, since it is thought to increase the body’s resistance to _________. In the West, the __________ is often used to relieve _________, ______ ____, ____ ____, and arthritis, and to treat _________, ______, ______, ____ _____ ________ and _______.

What are the risks?

Finally, if you do decide to visit an acupuncturist, it is important that you check that they are _________ and ___________ to practise acupuncture. In the past some people have experienced ________ _________, ______ needles and even _________ _____ while being _______, although this is very uncommon.


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