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TOPIC 1.

Health and Sports


Topics e.g.:

Sports (the importance of doing sports, the best sports to keep fit, indoor-outdoor-summerwinter sports, mass sports and quality sports, team sports and individual sports, water
sports, combat sports, sport facilities, sports you do, popular sports, the role of sports in
your country, risks of becoming a professional sportsman, well-paid sports, extreme sports,
doping, the risks of taking steroids, vandalism etc.)
Healthy eating (the importance of eating healthy food, healthy and unhealthy food,
vegetarianism, dieting, losing weight, your eating habits, differences btw Eng and Hun
cuisine, vitamins and minerals what can substitute them, semi-prepared/readypacked/ready-cooked/frozen food, fast food, GM food, a healthy diet, obesity reasons and
treatment etc.)
Diseases, addictions (common diseases, addictions (drug abuse, alcoholism, smoking,
workaholics, shopaholics, Internet addiction, gambling) reasons, consequences and
treatment, mental illnesses, anorexia, bulimia, suicides, aggression, hospitals, doctors,
taking pills, homeopathy, alternative ways, herbal medicine etc.)
Modern lifestyle (work fast, live fast, eat fast, die early?, diseases, obsession towards being
thin, fashionable diets, addiction, stress, depression etc.)

1. Conversation
Statements e.g.:
Most people are overweight in Hungary.
Extreme sports are becoming more and more popular.
Few people do sports regularly.
The number of vegetarians is increasing each year.
Nowadays it is fashionable to follow a special diet.
More and more teenagers are smoking in Hungary.
Studies have shown that more and more people apply herbal medicine.
A large number of health problems are attributed to modern lifestyle.

2. Debate
Statements e.g.:
Vegetarianism FOR/AGAINST
Herbal medicine FOR/AGAINST
Legalise marihuana FOR/AGAINST
Being healthy is expensive FOR/AGAINST
Mobile phones are dangerous for health FOR/AGAINST
Chocolate is very healthy FOR/AGAINST

3. Pictures

VOCABULARY HEALTH AND SPORTS


to do/play/pursue sports
to take up/give up a sport
to go for work-outs
professional sports
amateur sports
outdoor sports-indoor
sports
mass sports-quality
sports
winter sports-summer
sports
team sports-individual
sports
water sports
ball games
athletics
gymnastics
combat sports
dangerous sports
high blood pressure
heart attack
stroke
pulmonary disease
flu
cancer
stomach ulcer
liver damage

extreme sports
shooting and
archery
board games
jogging
running
cycling
badminton
table tennis
tennis
squash
football
basketball
swimming
scuba diving
surfing
sailing, rowing,
riding
caving

hiking
mountain climbing
martial arts
fencing
doing exercise
treadmill
exercise bike
weight lifting
rowing machine
becoming
overweight/obese
gym
swimming pool
tennis court
squash court
ice rink
football field/pitch
gym

opponent
winning streak
to defeat
athlete
reputation
amateur
physical education
competition
doping
hormone
fatal
to disqualify
to exclude
medicine
laboratory
to cheer
physical activity

crime
to prevent
craving

blood transfusion
to spread
epidemic
vaccine

to assign
to segregate
to attempt
effect
preventable
life-threatening
detrimental
(kros)
to cope with
(megbirkzni)
to quit
hangover
toxic (mrgez)
symptom
to recover
recovery
phenomenon/a
calorie intake

drugs
narcotics
addiction
dependence
overdose
confusion
depression
mental disorders
side-effect
drug abuse

specialist
physician
operating theatre
gynaecology
gynaecologist
nerve specialist
dermatology
health resort
(szanatrium)
surgeon
wound (seb)
plaster (gipsz,
ragtapasz)
wheelchair
fatal disease
transmission

violence
consumption
to punish
to cure
incurable
to treat
painkiller
tranquilizer
chain smoker
to inhale
to exhale
common
lung cancer
temptation
to ban

impatient
busy
over-crowded
urbanized
shopaholic
workaholic
nervous
fast-food culture
overeating
competitive
environment
increasing expectations

chasing quantity
need to succeed
crisis of identity
damaging
personal health
Information Age
rapid
communication
global society
economic
globalisation
overconsumption

consumerism
material
possessions
serious debts
addictive
behaviour
eating disorders
weight problems
allergies
mood swings
insomnia
headache

stress
diabetes
panic attacks
anxiety
phobias
rheumatic diseases
stress management
natural remedies