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Talk about your Body & Mind in English 

 In this English conversation practice lesson, you’ll learn how to talk about your body and mind. Remember, for lots of great English class materials and a FREE gift, visit our homepage: www.learnhotenglish.com

Lesson order

  • First, you’re going to learn some useful language for the video.
  • Then, you’re going to watch a video with two people talking about this topic. This will help you remember the language.
  • Finally, you’re going to answer some questions on the subject so you can practise speaking about it. Ready? OK, let’s go!

Healing stone

According to some people, “healing stones” can help, cure or heal you. They can also help you achieve your dreams, love, happiness, peace, etc. For example, some believe a “rose quartz” stone can help you attract love, or cure you after a painful experience.

“I always keep some healing stones for positive energy.”

Mental health

If you have good mental health, you feel good psychologically, and you can think and use your brain positively.

“Many of the patients here suffer from mental health issues.”

Spiritual health

Your “spiritual health” is how good you feel in general, both physically and mentally. Some people feel that activities such as yoga or meditation, and religion, can help with your spiritual health, giving you a capacity for love, forgiveness, happiness…

“He thinks that our spiritual health is much more important than our financial wellbeing.”

Believe in

If you “believe in” something, you trust it and think that it works, or that it’s true.

“I believe in preventive medicine – spending money preventing disease, rather than trying to cure it.”

Work

If a medicine (for example) “works”, it cures you and it’s successful.

“That stone helped me with my exam – it really does work!”

Take care of

If you “take care of” yourself, you make sure you’re strong, healthy and safe. “To look after” is another similar expression.

“I like to take care of myself.”

Osteopath

An “osteopath” is someone who is trained to treat injuries to bones and muscles using pressure and movement. It’s similar to a massage therapist, but the techniques are different.

“She works as an osteopath in a rehabilitation clinic.”

Pain

If you have a “pain” in a certain part of your body, that part of your body hurts.

“I’ve got a terrible pain in my back.”

Pill

A “pill” is a small round piece of medicine that you swallow (eat).

“Take one of these pills three times a day for two weeks.”

Questions

Now, you’re going to watch a video with two people talking about the topic. Watch it and answer the questions.

  1. Who sent Kennedy a Rose Quartz healing stone?
  2. In what way can the stone help you if you’ve got a foreign language exam?
  3. What does Kennedy believe in when it comes to doing well in exams?
  4. What does Katie compare an osteopath to?
  5. What part of her body does Katie say she had a pain in once?
  6. How does her friend, the osteopath, help her when she has a pain?

Here are the answers:

  1. Who sent Kennedy a Rose Quartz healing stone?

Kennedy’s grandma sent her a Rose Quartz healing stone.

  1. In what way can the stone help you if you’ve got a foreign language exam?

It can make you more eloquent or able to communicate more.

  1. What does Kennedy believe in when it comes to doing well in exams?

Kennedy believes in taking vitamin C pills and sleeping well when it comes to doing well in exams.

  1. What does Katie compare an osteopath to?

Kennedy compares an osteopath to a massage therapist.

  1. What part of her body does Katie say she had a pain in once?

Katie says that she had a pain in her chest once.

  1. How does her friend, the osteopath, help her when she has a pain?

Katie says her friend looks at her in a well-rounded way and tries to find the source of the problem, rather than just giving her a pill or some medicine.

*Eloquent – some who is “eloquent” can speak clearly and convincingly.

Now, watch the video and read the script at the same time to develop your listening skills.

Speaking

Now it’s your turn! See if you can answer these questions about the topic. Good luck!

How would you rate your physical health? Give details

What about your mental or spiritual health? Give details

What do you think of healing stones?

What do you think of yoga or meditation? How do you think they help people?

What medicine have you taken that really worked well?

Have you ever had to take care of someone? Who? When? Where? Why?

When was the last time you had a minor pain in your body What was it? What did you do about it?

When was the last time you had to take a pill? What was it for? Why did you have to take it?

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