Tag Archive: health – intermediate

Want to stay healthy? Then stop touching your face!


Pre-Reading Questions: When do you usually touch your face? Do you wash your hands regularly? Why or why not? Vocabulary: illness /IL-nis/ [noun] a disease of the body or mind Due to illness, my sister cannot go to work for 5 days. exposed /ik-SPOHZD/ [adjective] in a vulnerable position or situation Children are more likely exposed to illegal drugs. reach /reech/ [verb] to arrive at a place A virus can reach into your body if you always touch your face with dirty hands. pneumonia /nuh-MOW-nyuh/ [noun] a serious illness in which one or both lungs become red and swollen and filled with liquid The woman’s pneumonia diagnosis explained why she…
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Keeping your hands clean – without getting dry skin? No problem!


Pre-Reading Questions: How often do you wash your hands? Why? Do you think washing your hands every day makes your skin dry? Why or why not? Vocabulary: risk /risk/ [noun] the possibility of something bad happening Sue stayed indoors to avoid the risk of having the disease. threat /thret/ [noun] the possibility that something unwanted will happen The bomb threat had everyone in a state of total panic. advise /ad-VAHYZ/ [verb] to suggest something We advised her to check the statements before going public. communal /kuh-MYOON-l/ [adjective] belonging to or used by a group of people rather than one single person The communal bathroom remained clean even after being used…
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Ways to keep our older loved ones safe from COVID-19


Pre-Reading Questions: What are your ways to avoid getting sick? Do you often visit your grandparents? Why or why not? Vocabulary: proneness /prohn-nes/ [noun] the fact of being likely to suffer from an illness She was forced to quit cheerdance due to her proneness to injury. negative /NEG-uh-tiv/ [adjective] bad or harmful The pandemic has a negative effect in our country’s economy. caregiver /KAIR-giv-er/ [noun] someone who takes care of a person who is young, old, or sick Her long years together with her grandmother influenced her to be a good caregiver. sanitize /SAN-i-tahyz/ [verb] to make something completely clean and free from bacteria Toys that are used in nursery…
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Hearing loud alarm tones can make you feel wobbly and disoriented, research says


Pre-Reading Questions: What comes into your mind when you hear the word alarm clock? Does your family use an alarm every morning? Why or why not? Vocabulary: unhealthy / uhn-HEL-thee/ [adjective] not in a state of good or normal health; in an unsound, weak, or morbid condition Jonas and his brother became very sick after eating unhealthy foods last week. aspect /AS-pekt/ [noun] one part of a situation, problem, subject, etc. Education is one of the most essential aspects of life. cooperate /koh-OP-uh-reyt/ [verb] to act or work together for a particular purpose, or to be helpful by doing what someone asks you to do The Philippines and Japan cooperated…
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Five tips to make your mental health better this 2020


Pre-Reading Questions: Are you a positive thinker? Why or why not? How do you handle challenges in life? Please explain your answer. Vocabulary: entwined /en-TWAHYNd/ [adjective] closely connected or unable to be separated You and I will always be together for our souls are entwined with each other. technique /tek-NEEK/ [noun] a way of doing something that needs skill or thought We should think of new techniques to improve our sales this month. anxiety /ang-ZAHY-i-tee/ [noun] an uncomfortable feeling of nervousness or worry about something that is happening or might happen in the future Every time I need to present in class, my anxiety attacks. exist /ig-ZIST/ [verb] to live…
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How dangerous is the consumption of red meat?

Pre-Reading Questions: Do you like eating red meat? Do you think it is healthy to eat processed foods? Vocabulary: unsure /uhn-SHOOR/ [adjective] not certain or having doubts I’m unsure if my answers for this examination are correct. extent /ik-STENT/ [noun] the degree to which something happens or is likely to happen I was amazed at the extent of his knowledge. evidence /EV-i-duhns/ [noun] anything that helps to prove that something is or not true The detective scanned every bit of evidence. determine /dih-TUR-min/ [verb] to discover the facts or truth about something Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the fire. credible /KRED-uh-buhl/ [adjective] able to be believed…
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Four healthy lifestyles that could boost mental health


Pre-Reading Questions: What do you usually do when you feel sad? Do you have a healthy lifestyle? Why or why not? Vocabulary: abstain /ab-STEYN/ [verb] to not do something, especially something enjoyable that you think might be bad He made a promise that starting next month, he will abstain from alcohol and smoking. keen /keen/ [adjective] very interested, eager, or wanting (to do) something very much She was keen to know the process of getting a national ID. severe /suh-VEER/ [adjective] causing very great pain, difficulty, worry, damage, etc.; very serious I did not go to work yesterday due to a severe headache. distress /dih-STRES/ [noun] a feeling of extreme…
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Five ways to regain your health from flu

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Pre-Reading Questions: Do you like taking medicines? Why or why not? What kinds of food do you usually eat? Vocabulary: symptom /SIMP-tuhm/ [noun] any feeling of illness or physical or mental change that is caused by a disease Rashes, vomiting, and fever are some of the symptoms of dengue. shot /shot/ [noun] the amount of a drug that is put into the body by a single injection She got a shot of antibiotics from the hospital. period /PEER-ee-uhd/ [noun] a length of time He promised to solve the problems in the company in a period of six months. subside /suhb-SAHYD/ [verb] to become less strong After taking different medicines, her…
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Five approaches to make yourself closer to nature while living in the city


Pre-reading questions: Do you like taking a walk in the park? Why or why not? What do you like to do when you go out of your house? Please explain your answer. Vocabulary: boost /boost/ [verb] to improve or increase something Giving him praises will help him boost his confidence. stimulate /STIM-yuh-leyt/ [verb] to encourage something to grow, develop, or become active Looking at trees stimulates calmness. captivate /KAP-tuh-veyt/ [verb] to hold the attention of someone by being extremely interesting, exciting, pleasant, or attractive Her kindness captivated his heart. recreation /rek-ree-EY-shuhn/ [noun] something done for pleasure or to relax, or such activities generally Maria’s favorite recreation is walking in the…
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The non-coffee energy boosters

Non coffee booster

Pre-Reading Questions: Do you like to drink coffee? Why or why not? Do you drink coffee every day? Please explain your answer. Vocabulary: benefit /ben-UH-fit/ [noun] a helpful or good effect, or something intended to help One of the benefits of studying English is learning how to communicate. alternative /awl-TUR-nuh-tiv/ [noun] something that is different, esp. from what is usual; a choice There must be an alternative to people drinking coffee. boost /boost/ [verb] to improve something Exercising every day can boost our immune system. essential /uh-SEN-shuhl/ [adjective] extremely important or necessary A passport is essential for foreign travel. convert /kuhn-VURT/ [verb] to cause something to change in form or…
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