Владимир vs Алеша (Topic - Health and Medical Care)
Проведите беседу в форме чата на тему Health and Medical Care. По 10 реплик-высказываний с каждой стороны, приветствия и прощания не считаются. Необходимо использовать тематическую лексику. Оценивается идиоматичность речи и степень андерстейтмента (чем меньше, тем лучше). Главный критерий качества - коммуникативно-лингвистическая релевантность речи. Накопительная система баллов/очков.
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How do you treat running nose and cold?
Glad to see you again!
I drink tea with honey and take medicine such as Coldrex and Teraflu. So what helps you to beat cold?
I take in much liquid - it can be raspberry tea, a vitamin drink, mors, ets. I try to be in bed as much as possible. In case of an added infection I take antibiotics.
What do you do to prevent cold?
I try to dress on the weather wear the right clothes for the weather conditions and drink tea with lemon and honey.
Have you ever tried hardening to get used to the cold? They say that this greatly strengthens immunity.
I do not go in for ice swimming or cold showers but I keep myself fit.
Do you think that smoking lowers one's immunity?
All the doctors say so, and I believe them.
What do you think about alcohol? Some doctors say that alcohol is harmful to health in any quantity that any amount of alcohol is harmful to health while others say that a glass of wine a day is even good for health.
I think alcohol isn't the substance of which organism is in need, because it makes alcohols itself.
Have you ever been operated on?
I have never had any disease or injury which was required to be operated on.
And what about you?
I had once been operated and you know the details.
What disease do you think is most serious?
What do you mean by “serious”? The most frightful diseases for me are cancer (its incurable form) and dementia (any kind of it). Is there any disease … which frightens you?
You got me corectly when you wrote about cancer and dementia.
Paralysis frightens me.
What do you think about ailments? Do you think that ailments are diseases?
Ailments cause harm to the body but not so serious as illnesses do. Unlike diseases most of the ailments can be cured using simple medications or home remedies.
Do you have doctors among your friends and have you ever asked them for advice?
I have no friends let alone doctors.
Why do you think doctors avoid treating their relatives?
They fear that a strong emotional connection with relatives may prevent them from being objective and prescribing the right treatment. And then they just need some time away from work.
Are you interested in the details of how medicines work when you're under treatment?
I think that main reason why doctors avoid treating their relatives is legal - in a case of death it is not possible to prove the criminal intention of the doctor-relative.
Yes, I am, but in terms of its purity and effectiveness.
Do you take any preventive measures not to get ill?
I think the impossibility to prove the criminal intention of the doctor-relative is a very good reason for criminal-minded doctors not to avoid treating their relatives. But I wrote about good person reasons.
The only measure I take is drinking tea with lemon. What about you?
Have you ever had to take care of anyone's health (beside besides your own)?
I take vitamins and go in for sports.
Not yet. And you?
I believe I take care about the mental health of the children I work with.
What do you think about the idea of going through a full medical examination every year?
I find a yearly full medical examination a good idea, but I would go through a full medical examination as needed.
Do you have your own original methods to correct the mental disorders of the children you work with?
I wouldn't call them methods. They are more like techniques aimed of attracting and retaining attention, etc.