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Part 1-style questions

Examiner: Have you got a relation you’re particularly fond of?

Sinita: Yes ... my granddad ... he’s 94 years old but generally he’s as fit as a fiddle ... we’re

very close and see each other a lot ... whenever he goes down with a cold or is under the

weather I make a point of visiting him ...

 to go down with a cold: to become ill

 as fit as a fiddle: to be very healthy

 to be under the weather: (informal) to not feel well

Examiner: Do you do any sport?

Jon: Yes ... I’m keen on skateboarding ... but I haven’t done it for a while ... I had a bad fall

recently and pulled a muscle and had a few cuts and bruises ... but I’m on the mend and hope

to be doing it again soon ...

 cuts and bruises: minor injuries

 to be on the mend: to be recovering after an illness

 to pull a muscle: to strain a muscle

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Langmaster.edu.vn 1 | P a g e Health Part 1-style questions Examiner: Have you got a relation you’re particularly fond of? Sinita: Yes … my granddad … he’s 94 years old but generally he’s as fit as a fiddle … we’re very close and see each other a lot … whenever he goes down with a cold or is under the weather I make a point of visiting him …  to go down with a cold: to become ill  as fit as a fiddle: to be very healthy  to be under the weather: (informal) to not feel well Examiner: Do you do any sport? Jon: Yes … I’m keen on skateboarding … but I haven’t done it for a while … I had a bad fall recently and pulled a muscle and had a few cuts and bruises … but I’m on the mend and hope to be doing it again soon …  cuts and bruises: minor injuries  to be on the mend: to be recovering after an illness  to pull a muscle: to strain a muscle Examiner: Is there anything you’re particularly afraid of? Davide: The dentist … I hate going to the dentist … I only ever go if I have a toothache so it usually means I have to have a filling or even have a tooth out … I really don’t like it …  to have a filling: to have a tooth repaired  to have a tooth out: to have a tooth removedLangmaster.edu.vn 2 | P a g e Part 2-style task Describe a time when you were ill. You should say:  when this was  what your symptoms were  how long the illness lasted  and say how it affected your life at the time. Pierre: This is a tricky one really as I’m usually quite healthy … I’ve never been seriously ill … like everyone else I sometimes get a few aches and pains or catch a cold … I can remember a few months ago I had to have time off work with a heavy cold … I had the usual symptoms … a blocked nose … sore throat … it lasted quite a while … about 2 weeks I think though I didn’t have that much time off work … for a few days I remember feeling poorly but I was over the worst of it after a few days and went back to work … I always find it’s better to be active when you feel ill as it keeps your mind of your symptoms … I think my family get a little fed up with me when I’m ill though … I tend to feel sorry for myself and lie on the sofa all day as if I’m at death’s door … but as I said earlier … on this occasion it was nothing serious and didn’t really cause me any problems …  aches and pains: minor pains that continue over a period of time  a heavy cold: a bad cold  a sore throat: inflammation that causes pain when swallowing  to feel poorly: to feel ill  to catch a cold: to get a cold  to be at death’s door: (informal) to be very ill indeed  to be over the worst: to have got through the most serious or uncomfortable stage of an illlness  a blocked nose: when the nose has excess fluid due to a coldLangmaster.edu.vn 3 | P a g e Part 3-style questions Examiner: What costs are involved when you are ill in your country? Anya: Well … people have to pay prescription charges which can be quite expensive … but fortunately general healthcare is free … unless you want to go private of course and then you can pay a fortune for your treatment …  to go private: to choose to be treated by commercial healthcare rather than by services offered by the state  prescription charges: money the patient pays for medicine authorised by a doctor Examiner: In your experience are people too quick to take time off work when they’re ill? Alicia: Yes .. I’ve got friends who have a day off work if they wake up with a runny nose … and in most cases they seem to make a speedy recovery after they’ve phoned in sick …  a runny nose: a nose that has liquid coming out of it  to make a speedy recovery: to recover quickly from an illness  to phone in sick: to call work to explain you won’t be attending work due to illness Examiner: Do women pay more attention to their health than men? Julie: I think so yes … women are more likely to see their GP for a check-up if they’re concerned about something … men tend to avoid facing up to any health problems they have … my dad always seems to have a very chesty cough but refuses to go to make an appointment to see the doctor …  GP: General Practitioner (family doctor)  to make an appointment: to arrange a time to see the doctor  a chesty cough: a cough caused by congestion around the lungs  a check-up: a physical examination by a doctor Addition:Langmaster.edu.vn 4 | P a g e  to be a bit off colour: to feel a little ill

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