An invitation

F: Hello David! How are you?

D: Fine. I had finished my English class, today. I relax.

F: Oh well! Why don´t come to grandfather´s eightieth birthday?

D: Thanks. But I have a few things to do at home.

F: I´d really like you to come. I´m inviting some friends from our class.

D: Ok. So I should bring something.

F: No. Not necessary.

Phoning about an order

R: Good afternoon. Can I help you?

C: I´m calling about my phone. It´s broke. I bought in your web site.

R: One moment, please. Let me check. Do you have the item number of warranty.

C: Yes. It´s 28695512

R: Can I put you on hold for a moment?

C: Ok

R: Would you like to order a new phone? ….

Talking about interests

 

A: I have to write a dialogue about my interests for my English class and I dont´t  like it because I think that it´s boring. But I have to write.

B: Oh! I understand. Can I help you?

A: Yes, please.

B: Try to answer these questions:

  • Am I interested in doing something?
  • Am I interested in doing Yoga?
  • Am I good at cycling or running etc?

A: Oh! Thanks!

I´d like to take a Yoga class. I need to relax more. During the week I´d prefer to go cycling too. 

 

 

Medical Problems / Dialogues

Dialogue 1

Doctor and Patient

D: Hello

P: Hi. I´ve got a stomachache and a headache

D: Let me check your temperature…

P: Have I got high temperature?

D: Yes, now you have fever; 38°

You should take this medicine twice a day and come back on Friday.

Dialogue 2

Pharmacist and Customer

P: Good Morning. Can I help you?

C: Yes. I have got an earache and I couldn´t sleep last night bacause I had fever (too = as well).

P: Take this medicine and try to see a doctor.

English. Vocabulary: Reading

Reading – Lecto – Comprensión

Measuring Health and Happiness

1. The small country of Bhutan in the Himalayan mountains in the post was poor.

2. Nowadays, it is becoming more popular with tourists. Medicine and health is improving and its economy is growing. The king talkead about the “Gross National Happiness”. He thought happiness is the way to measure the country´s development.

3. But how do you measure happiness?

A survey says Iceland  is the healthiest country because:

→ there men and women live a long time

→ the air is very clean and there are more doctor´s available per person.

4. There are another survey, with questions like:

How much do you earn?

How healthy are you?

How safe do you feel?

After visiting 155 countries the researchers decided that Denmark feels happier than other countries

5. The artist Erik Krikertz feels  that there are other ways of measuring happiness. He has a website and visitors click in different happy or sad faces to comment on how well they feel. When they finish, the website adds the results and gives you a final result for your happiness.

In his home city Stockholm, he also shows the results of his survey as differents coloured lights on the side of a large building. People look at the building every day and see how “we are”, Krikertz says. Red = Happy / Green = Ok / Purple = Sad.

 

The Secrets of a long life

In the Island of Okinawa there are a lot of centenarians. There are many scientific studies abuot their lifestyle.

The reasons for their good health are that they:

  1. Go cycling  and never drive when they can walk
  2. Do exercise, go swimming and lead active lives. Rarely buy food from a supermarket
  3. Do gardening and grow their own fruit and vegetables. Go fishing and eat what they catch.
  4. Spend time with their friends

 

Bibliography:

Life.  Pre Intermediate. By John Hughes, Helen Stephenson and Paul Dummett.