Be ready to give your opinion on a number of questions (Task 2).
There is a saying in English that ‘Good health is above wealth’.
Do you agree with this? Give reasons why/why not. You have a minute to prepare.
1) What do you do to stay healthy?
2) How important is positive thinking in staying healthy?
3) How does stress influence your health?
4) What food is considered to be healthy? Why?
5) Do you follow the advice on leading a healthy life style? Why / Why not?
6) Should the government do anything to encourage people to take care of their health? What? / If not, why?
CE 2008
An English proverb says, “A man too busy to look after his health is like a mechanic too busy to look after his tools”. Do you agree or disagree? Give reasons.
1) How often do you visit a doctor? Why?
2) Describe the main health problems that people have.
3) Is our environment good for our health? Why/not?
4) What should we do to be in good health?
CE 2003
An English proverb says, “Health and understanding are the two great blessings for life.” Do you agree or disagree? Give reasons.
1) Could you describe your attitude to medical people? What is it like?
2) Describe what you do to be in good health.
3) Why would many people rather believe in horoscopes than approach doctors?
4) What is your attitude to medicine as a vocation?
5) Why do some doctors of Latvia give up their medical positions to become businessman?
CE 2003
“If you are not healthy, you cannot enjoy your life.” Do you agree or disagree with it? Give your reasons.
1) Would you consider doing any of the following activities as jogging, aerobics or cycling to keep fit? Which one and why/not?
2) Are you ever out of breath? If yes, when?
3) What kind of food is healthy and what is unhealthy? Why?
4) Tell me how you choose what to eat.
5) How often do you get a good 8-hour sleep? Is it enough?
6) How can passive smoking be a danger to health?
CE 2005
Read the statement, “If your body is sound, your mind will be sound too.” Do you agree or disagree with it? Give your reasons.
1) What things are people getting more and more concerned about nowadays?
2) What do you think is the best way to keep fit?
3) How do you feel when visiting a doctor?
4) Do you think that people have become too lazy nowadays? Why/why not?
5) How much do you think your health depends on the food you eat?
6) Think of a person who is very fit and healthy. Is he/she successful in his/her life?
CE 2006