Exercise: Prevention is cheaper and better for patients

This exercise is linked to the article: Prevention is cheaper than cure

This exercise is linked to the article: Prevention is cheaper than cure

Opener: Why is prevention so important to society? Why do people tend not to take advantage of preventive examinations? What are other ways to prevent diseases and illnesses besides preventive examination?

Reading: Read the Spectator College article together as a class (calling on different students to read different paragraphs), and tell students to underline any words they are not sure of as you read. Go over the words they don’t know, writing brief definitions on the board, instructing students to write the definitions down too. (15 minutes)

Speaking: Tell the students to describe an ordinary preventive examination conducted by the general practitioner. Then watch the video and tell the students to describe actions they forgot to mention.
Video: Watch the video and describe what is happening there.
1.VIDEO
2.VIDEO
3.VIDEO

Writing: Instruct students to write a short description of the whole process from diagnosis through visiting chemists to treatment of most common infections, such as flu, tonsillitis, bronchitis, or pneumonia.

This exercise is published as part of Spectator College, a programme created by The Slovak Spectator with the support of Sugarbooks, a distributor of foreign language books.

The processing of personal data is subject to our Privacy Policy and the Cookie Policy. Before submitting your e-mail address, please make sure to acquaint yourself with these documents.

Theme: Spectator College


Top stories

Most-Híd is losing MPs

Party chair Béla Bugár has rejected claims about the decay.

Béla Bugár

Slovak triathlete awarded for saving his competitor's life

Michal Buček helped another triathlete last September during a race in the Yellow Sea.

Michal Buček

First a special levy, now leaflets. Brussels is checking SNS measures again

Retailers question whether the new rule breaks the free movement of goods principle.

Retailers in Slovakia keep secret how many tonnes of paper they spend on printing promotion catalogues.

Chamber music festival Konvergencie kicks off with a special concert

Anti-communist Prague band, Plastic People of the Universe, opened the festival.

The Plastic People of the Universe and Brno Philharmonic concert in Brno in 2018