Medicine

 Are you a dab hand at talking about medical problems in English? I guess the answer is no. In fact, the lexicon of Medicine can be quite hard since some of its terms are completely different from the ones we have to use in our native language. But don’t worry ‘cos you will be able to express yourself perfectly clear when dealing with injuries and illnesses with just paying attention to some of the expressions, verbs and nouns that appear on the list attached below:

Now that you all know what chickenpox is, the difference between a mild or a nasty cold, etc…how many different parts of the human body can you name? Just to refresh your memory, have a look at the following picture:

corps

1

head

2

ear

3

cheek

4

neck

5

Adam’s apple

6

chest

7

breast

8

umbilicus

9

abdomen

10

groin

11

penis/vagina

12

thigh

13

knee

14

calf

15

leg

16

ankle

17

foot

18

toes

19

forehead

20

eye

21

nose

22

mouth

23

chin

24

shoulder

25

arm

26

elbow

27

forearm

28

wrist

29

hand

30

fingers

And finally, there’s a question a would like to pose: traditional or alternative medicine? Little by little and over the last 20 years, there are more and more people who choose to use different alternative treatments such as acupuncture, chiropractic or osteopathy in order to recover from a given disease. What is your personal point of view on this topic? If you cannot really make up your minds, click on this link or watch the following videos provided to find out a bit more about this increasing new tendency. Enjoy!!!

  

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