Unit 13 Mind Your Health
• Mind your steps while going down the stairs.
• Please you don’t mind her ways of talking to a patient.
Session 1 (p.136)
“Further research into the safety of mobile phone use is being
recommended by an independent expert… group … .”
• research … is being recommended by … group…
“It has been claimed that … .”
“Changes … have also been measured … .”
detected; found out
“However, the report of the independent Expert Group
on Mobile phones, organized by the UK Department of
Health, has found insufficient evidence to back up
these claims, but does believe there is enough
anecdotal evidence to justify further research and to
take a cautious approach to the use of mobiles.”
• report … found … but believe … to justify … and to take… .
• back up
The assumption is backed up by the experimental results.
• do aux. v.
e.g. She does love her job as a nurse though sometimes
she may forget to give injections to her patients.
“In the absence …, the Export Group
recommended that power output be minimized …
and that they should be labeled with … .”
• recommend + do/be done/should
• The doctor recommended that the tumour should be
removed as early as possible.
•The doctor recommended the patient to do some light
propose or: do + -ing
He recommends wearing safety equipment
I suggest leaving now.
What do you propose we do?
“Research which showed that mice exposed to
microwave radiation for 18 months suffered an
increase in tumour is now being repeated.”
• research … is … being repeated
which showed that …
“…, it points out that risk of having a car accident
while using a mobile phone is equivalent to
having a blood alcohol level of 0.05 percent.”
• the editorial in BMJ it
points out …
• is equivalent to
using … = having …
• It points out…
(M. Clau.) risk of having … is … .
“The risk is the same when a hands-free phone is
used instead, which implies that the conversation
itself is to blame for distracting the driver. ”
• hands-free -free e.g. Smoking-free zone;
The head nurse didn’t feel well, so the new nurse went
for the emergency instead.
• is to blame for sth.
The unnecessary delay of the operation is to blame for
the death of the patient.
T or F (p.138)
2. Experts have not found sufficient evidence to prove
that mobile phones can cause brain cancer … .
5. As a matter of fact, the conversation instead of the
mobile phone should be blamed … .
conversation instead of the mobile
Session 3 Activity
Activity 3 Supplementary reading (pgs.133-134)
“Most smoke because enjoy it. Some smoke despite the fact
that they hate it!”
• most smoke
n. (subj.) v. (pred.)
“Smoking is not smart.”
He always has smart ideas, and he is always smartly
“We know that at least one third of health expenditure in
the western world is directly and indirectly the result of
cigarette smoking, and the amount of human suffering
from smoking-related diseases is enormous.”
• we know that …
expenditure … is … result …, and
amount … is … .
1/3 of expenditure
“The truth is that it is not impossible to stop smoking
and it is important to stop … .”
• truth is that …
it is … and it is …
“…, all the way through your life.”
• all the way through
The internals from the medical school were there for the
ward inspections all the way through the whole morning.
“…, it is important to approach stopping with a
comprehensive plan in mind.”
• in mind
keep in mind the oath you took when you were
medical student in college and carry out your work
“If you were building the house of your dreams,
there would be … .”
• subjunctive mood:
If I were you, I would tell the head nurse about the
“Having found the appropriate piece of land, you
definitely want to find … .”
• v. tense
Having finished the duty report, the doctor returned to
the consulting room early.
“You would probably go over the plans … . ”
• go over
Let us go over the report one more time before we submit
it to the head nurse.
“Plan it carefully beforehand and then stick to the plan.”
• stick to
English is not too hard to learn if you stick to the simple
golden rules of reading, writing, listening and speaking.
T or F (p. 134)
5. If you have got a comprehensive plan for stopping
smoking, you will succeed.
“plan it … and stick to it”
Activity 4 Specification of medicine (pgs.140-141)
“A complete multicitamin-multiminaral formula”
• “multi-” “-” e.g. multiculture; multimedia
“In case of accidental overdose, call a doctor or … .”
Please remember to press the button in case you are in
need of a doctor or in any form of emergency at night.
“As with any supplement, if you are …”
English as spoken in Australia is somewhat different to
the ear of an English learner.
Ref. Unit 12
“…, you will not see this as it is hidden by the
As he was not well, I decided to go without him.