Health and Healthcare
This week we talked about health and healthcare. To get started, why not click on the infographic to see how different countries compare in their life expectancy and health care spending per capita.
Learners try the Cyberlab piece A Healthy Lifestyle or learn about The Common Cold (text and mp3). For original version listening watch any of the fascinating TED talks that deal with healthcare or the Frontline documentary Sick Around the World which compares healthcare systems around the world and what we can learn from them.
Now, moving on to some reading! Learners can try any of the numerous articles related to health and healthcare at Breaking News English or the texts at VOAHealth. Click on the one that interests you most. For original version reading I recommend the article Paying Till it Hurts.
You have a couple of options for writing this week. You could write about the pros and cons of the Spanish Healthcare System and what you think we could do to improve it. Or you could explore what little changes people could do to improve their health longterm.