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X 33. Listening. First Aid.


Ðrå-listening task


Correct first-aid treatment, if it is given properly and promptly, can save lives. Of course, if the situation is serious, the first thing to do is seek medical attention. How good is your knowledge of first aid?


What would you do in these circumstances?


1. Someone has a minor burn; should you:

a. put cold water on the burned area?

b. put a tight bandage on it?

c. put butter on it?



2. Someone has a bad burn; should you:

a. put cold water on the burned area?

b. put a tight bandage on it?

c. put a loose, clean covering on?


3. You are the first to arrive at the scene of a car accident; should you:

a. lie the victims flat and keep them warm?

b. avoid moving the victims and keep them warm?


Listening for specific information

Listen to this interview with a doctor and check your answers.

What do you think?

Doctor Clarke advises people to find out as much as they possibly can about first aid.

Do you know how to: give artificial respiration?/stop bleeding?

What would you do if someone: is choking?/has an electric shock?/has swallowed some kind of poison?

Discuss your answers. If you're not sure, find out the right answers.

—34.Discuss in pairs the ideas on health expressed by the great minds of the world. Suggest the Ukrainian for the quotations:


1.”What cannot be cured must be endured” /F.Rabelais/

2. “Our bodies are apt to be our autobiographies”. /F.Burgess/

3. “Health is the thing that makes you feel that now is the best time of the

year.” /F.P.Adams/


Keeping Fit. Promoting Healthy Way of Life.

& 1. Read the article and do the exercises, which follow it.


Are you on top of the world?

These days most doctors and scientists agree that our physical health is closely related to our psychological well-being. But just what have the experts discovered about what makes us feel good?


Some things that can make you feel better ...

Getting moving


As well as being important to your health, regular exercise is now believed to improve your psychological state by releasing endorphins or ‘happy chemicals' into the brain. Some researchers consider it can be just as valuable as psychotherapyin helping depression, and engendering a more positive outlook.

Even a brisk ten-minute walk every day can help according to researchers. In one project, unemployed urban youths who undertook intensive sports training for several months, not only became involved in that sport, but also in other activities such as study, politics, and voluntary work.


Date: 2016-04-22; view: 1912

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