Healthy and Happy

Recording to Unit 3

1. Choose the word which does not contain sound [ә]. Then listen and check your answers.

2. Put the following words in the correct column according to the pronunciation of the underlined letter “e”. Listen and check.
  • fever
  • swell
  • appendicitis
  • diabetes
  • indigestion
  • illness
  • amnesia
  • disinfect
  • operate
  • therapy
  • chemist
  • stethoscope
  • decay
  • dental
  • sufferer
  • extinguish
  • check-up
  • breathe
[ə] [і׃] [e] [ɪ]

3. Enter the number of the stressed syllable/syllables (comma separated) in these words.
recuperate - vaccination - injure -
break-away - agoraphobia - malingerer -
deteriorate - painkiller - diagnosis -
irritating - acute - malnutrition -
seasickness - bronchitis - tuberculosis -

4. Listen and fill in the missing words. Transcribe these words.

A new study suggests working shifts at night can be to one's health. In particular, it the risk of several , , , and . Researchers from the Sleep Research Centre at the U.K.'s University of Surrey discovered that many in the body needed to follow a regular , during which the body sleeps at night. If this cycle is broken, up to 1,500 could get damaged, eventually resulting in potentially . Professor Derk-Jan Dijk said: “The study has important implications because we now need to discover why these rhythms exist and think about the of that.”

The has around 24,000 . Many of these switch off if the body does not follow a regular sleeping pattern. This can cause parts of the to become less efficient, making us more . to illnesses. Study co-author Dr Simon Archer said: “Over 97 per cent of become out-of-sync with mistimed sleep, which really explains why we feel so bad during or if we have to work irregular shifts.” Dr Dijk said that despite the results of the research, it would be difficult for people to change their lifestyles. He explained it was difficult for society to function without people working night shifts, but said people needed to understand the and “mitigate the impact”.

5. Unjumble the underlined words. Then listen and check.

One day, all diseases on Earth will be gone. I wonder. In fact, if all diseases die out or doctors find acvncise - and sceur - for them, that will really change our planet. Think about the amount of overpopulation if no one died from diseases. There’d be a population oexiopsnl - . I don’t think the Earth would be able to feed so many people. It’s a really difficult question. Some diseases in the world are really relhobir - and cause a lot of finusefgr - . It would be great if scientists found cures for those. Scientists have already found a cure for many diseases. It’s amazing how far science and cemenidi - have come. I think more cures for diseases could be found if governments spent more money. They seem to spend so little on nroctlgioln - disease.