UNIT: Is there anything more important than health?

Pre-Intermediate. Притяжательный падеж / притяжательные местоимения. Спорт/Здоровье


to complain of smth - жаловаться   complication   - осложнение
ache - боль a liver - печень
to examine - проверять, исследовать to cure - лечить
to prescribe - назначать, прописывать measure - мера
treatment - лечение cheerful - бодрый

"Health is the greatest wealth," wise people say. You can't be good at your studies or work well when you are ill.  If you have a head ache, heartache, toothache, backache, earache or bad pain in the stomach, if you complain of a sore throat or a bad cough, if you run a high temperature and have a bad cold in your head, or if you suffer from high or low blood pressure, you should consult a doctor. The doctor will examine your throat, feel your pulse, test your blood pressure, take your temperature, sound your heart and lungs, test your eyes, check your teeth or have your chest X-rayed.
After that he will
prescribe some treatment, pills, tablets or some other medicine which we can buy at the chemist's. He will recommend you to stay in bed for some time, because there might be serious complications. The only thing you have to do is to follow his recommendations.

Here is one funny story from my  friend.
An old gentleman came to see the doctor. The man was very ill. He complained of weakness, insomnia, memory loss and serious problems with his heart, lungs and
liver. The doctor examined the patient and said that no medicine could cure his disease.
Do you want to know what the doctor's advice was?
He told his patient to go to a quiet place for a month, for example to a friend of his, and have a good rest. He also advised him to eat a lot of meat, drink two glasses of red wine every day and take long walks. In other words, the doctor recommended him to follow the rule: "Eat at pleasure, drink with
measure and enjoy life as it is."
The doctor also said that if the man wanted to be well again, he shouldn't smoke more than one cigarette a day.
A month later the gentleman came into the doctor's office. He looked
cheerful and happy. He thanked the doctor and said that he had never felt a healthier man.
"But you know, doctor," he said, "it's not easy to begin smoking at my age."

Answer the following questions:
Is the information TRUE, FALSE or NOT GIVEN?
Match the words and the translation.
Revise the Present, Future and Past Simple and put the proper form of the verb.
Fill in the gaps with " ‘s" or "s' " or a possessive pronoun.
Build up sentences.
Translate the sentences into English.
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