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Injuries and Ailments

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Discuss or debate the questions below. Remember to support your answers!

  • Have you ever injured yourself badly? If yes, what happened?
  • Have you ever almost died? If yes, what happened?
  • Do you have any scars? If yes, where are they, and how did you get them? Please explain.
  • Some people are accident-prone. In other words, they often have many accidents. How about you? Are you accident-prone? How about a friend or family member?

  • When was the last time that you visited a doctor? Why did you go there?
  • How often do you catch a cold? When was the last time that you were sick?
  • What is the worst injury you have ever had? How about the worst illness? Please explain.
  • What is emotional pain? Is this a kind of injury? Why/not?
  • Which is worse, physical pain or emotional pain?
  • With a partner, list as many injuries as possible. Next rank the injuries from most painful to least painful. Talk about the answers with your classmates.
  • With a partner, list as many illnesses as possible. Next rank the illnesses from most serious to least serious. Talk about the answers with your classmates.
  • There are many adjectives which describe pain. With a partner, list as many of these adjectives as possible. Do they all have the same meaning? Do they all describe the same kind of pain?

  • Have you ever broken a bone? If yes, please explain when and how it happened.
  • Do you go to work when you're sick? Why/not?
  • Have you ever been hurt emotionally? If yes, when and how?
  • Have you ever had to stay in the hospital? If yes, when and why?

  • You're walking down the street when an elderly woman falls. She doesn't get up or move. What do you do?
  • What is the difference between an injury and a disease?
  • How healthy are you? Please explain.
  • "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me." What does this mean?

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