~ Dialogue ~ Topic 8 ~ Health ~ Discuss Questions and Answers ~

 

1) Are you healthy? Why do you think so, or, why don't you think so?

I could be healthier. I had my two-year checkup recently and the doctor didn’t find

anything serious, but my  LDL cholesterol was a bit high. I have to cut down on fat.

 

2) Are you a member of a health club or gym? What do you do there? How often?

Yes. I go to a fitness center 3 or 4 times a week. I only use the treadmill. I don’t like

pumping iron. It’s run by the local government so the fees are relatively low.

 

3) What are the advantages or disadvantages of modern versus traditional medicine?

Modern medicine (based on science) is obviously more popular around the world. But

traditional remedies (based on experience) can be effective. Strive for a good balance.

 

4) How good or bad is the public health service in your country? Explain.

It’s pretty good. Recently, we’ve had a pandemic (COVID-19) and our country dealt with

it somewhat effectively. Our national health insurance is also low-cost and effective.

 

5) How important is it for you to live up to 100 years or beyond? Why?

Not important. Dying well is essential. Because of this, we need to take the proper

steps to manage our own deaths. Death with Dignity is a current global movement.

 

6) How important is alcohol in your country? Does it cause health problems?

Alcohol in excess will always cause problems. Our culture embraces social drinking

and alcohol is cheap. It works for some, but others suffer health and other consequences.

 

7) Do you take vitamins, supplements, or medicines? Do they help?

Yes. I take multi-vitamins and several supplements (rose hip capsules, wheat grass

powder, ginseng extract, and prebiotics). Honestly, I don’t know if they help.

 

8) Do you watch your weight? Have you ever been on a diet? Tell.

Yes. I watch it and it keeps going up. Seriously, I don’t weigh myself. I know when

I’m getting fat. I don’t diet, I just stop eating and drinking too much, if possible.

 

9) What are the most stressful situations in your life? How do you cope?

The most stressful situations relate to the lack of money. It can’t buy happiness, but

it can buy debt. Getting more money is the solution. Other kinds of stress may be worse.

 

10) Do you think keeping pets in the home is healthy or not? How so?

If you are living alone, a pet is a good way to ward off loneliness. You may catch illness

from pets, but it’s not common. People with pet allergies need to find another solution.

 

 

~ Original Questions ~  Health ~ Choose the questions you like ~

 

Group A

1)  Are you healthy? Why do you think so, or, why don't you think so?

2)  Are you a member of a health club or gym? What do you do there?

3)  Do you socialize at the gym? Does that contribute to your well-being?

4)  What are the advantages or disadvantages of modern medicine?

5)  What are the advantages or disadvantages of traditional medicine?

 

Group B

1)  Do you go for regular medical check-ups? Are you satisfied with the hospital?

2)  Do you go to the dentist? How often? Is it expensive?

3)  How good or bad is the public health service in your country? Explain.

4)  How could the public health service in your country be improved?

5)  Do you eat fruits and vegetables? What kind? How often? When?

 

Group C

1)   Is walking your main exercise? How often? Where and when do you walk?

2)  Do you take vitamins or mineral supplements? What kind? Why?

3)  Do you sleep well? Explain your sleep patterns (go to bed/get up).

4)  How important are dreams to you? Do you remember them?

5)  How important is it for you to live up to 100 years or beyond? Why?

 

Group D

1)  How often do you catch a cold or get the flu? Why do you think so?

2)  How important is alcohol in your country? Does it cause health problems?

3)  What's your view on smoking in public places? Are e-cigarettes acceptable?

4)  Do you watch your weight? Have you ever been on a diet?

5)  Have you ever been in the hospital overnight? What was your experience?

 

Group E

1)   Have you ever had food poisoning? How long did it last? What did you eat?

2)  Have you ever been to an acupuncturist? What do you think of acupuncture? 

3)  Have you ever been to a chiropractor? What do you think of chiropractic?

4)  What are the most stressful situations in your life? How do you cope?

5)  Do you think keeping pets in the home is healthy or not? How so?

 

 

~ Food for Thought ~ Topic 8 ~ Health ~ Explore the Topic ~

 

Chiropractic Medicine

 

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Acupuncture

 

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Nutritional Supplements

 

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Death with Dignity

 

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Coping with Stress

 

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Dealing with Insomnia

 

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The Future of Pandemics

 

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Lesson Procedures/How to make a lesson

 

1) To begin, as a class, in groups, or in pairs, select the questions youd like to talk about. 

2) Then, ask questions and share ideas in your conversations. Take notes. Take equal turns.

3) Share your ideas (each individual) in a classroom discussion (as prepared in 1, 2, and 3).

 

There are three sections for each topic:

 

1) Dialogue: There are ten selected questions presented with sample answers.

                   The sample answers are given to assist the learners in creating

                     their own answers. They tend to use a casual speaking style.

 

2) Original Questions: There are five groups of five questions with no answers.

                                           They are introduced to give more choices to learners.

 

3) Food for Thought: Definitions, ideas, and links are offered for discussion and deliberation.

 

Explore the possibilities. Use the web. Make your own questions. Take equal turns.

 

 

 

~ Topic 8 ~ Health ~ Questions for Conversation ~

Honor your mistakes, they will lead to learning...

Through this learning, more mistakes will be made…

Through this process, mistakes are no longer mistakes…

They become the act of learning.

 

TLW

 

                          

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