Session 1 (p.73) Sample 1 “… chronic bronchitis characterized by … . ”. “ several months ago, a cough somewhat different appeared and became … . ”. Unit 6 Doctor ’ s Case-book. e.g. a doctor appreciated by all his patients. somewhat adv. e.g.
Session 1 (p.73)
“… chronic bronchitis characterized by … .”
“several months ago, a cough somewhat different appeared and became … . ”
a doctor appreciated by all his patients.
He was somewhat encouraged by your words.
“Three weeks ago he noted blood-tinged sputum.”
“During this 2-week interval, he has had … .”
a 3-hour drive
a 7-day holiday
two 2-hour shifts
“a 60-year-old woman presents to the emergency department having collapsed at home.”
“(She) presents… . She gives a three-day history … .”
having done sth. (in Sub. Clause)
Having finished his duty report, Dr. Bai returned to his consulting room earlier.
She is brought to the emergency department … . She is said to have a severe pain in the past three days… .
“On admission, she had features of osteoarthritis … .”
On hearing a big “Pang”, the nurse rushed to the ward to attend the patient.
On examination he looked well.
“There is an old saying in English: ’… .’”
“It was found thatlaughter has similar effects to physical exercise. It increases …It also works … .”
An old English saying says …
As an old English saying goes …
“Other tests have shown that laughter appears to be capable of reducing … .”
be capable of
Laser is said to be capable of deleting some of the facial pigments and moles.
“The reason why laughter can reduce pain seems to be that it helps to produce endorphins in the brain. These are natural chemicals which diminish both stress and pain.”
The reason … seems to be that …
Listerine Antiseptic is a kind of mouthwash which is advertised as the leading product among all the non-prescriptions.
“As a result of these discoveries, some doctors and psychiatrists in the United States now hold laughter clinics, in which they try to improve … by … .”
as a result of
Doctors can now hold on-line discussion on a particular medical issue as the result of the development of IT industry.
This new building is designed to have multi-functions, in which several pieces of sophisticated medical equipments will be installed for examinations and diagnoses.
Features of advertisement contexts:
Use of sensational words:
e.g. effective; gentler;
e.g. as effective as two aspirin
e.g. doctors haves
For arthritis pain, choose
What doctors have…recommended
Millions of times. Advil
Purposes of using these features in advertisement contexts:
Create psychological vantage for the advertised product
Develop need on part of the potential buyers
Tips for advertisement reading:
“Advil contains ibuprofen, which was once available only by prescription.”
Just one Advil is as effective as two regular aspirin.
Normal healthy diet contains actually almost all the nutrition a person needs.
The new nurse looks as professionally qualified as any other nurses.
“Yet clinical studies show that Advil is gentler to the stomach than aspirin.”
Doctors have recommended Advil over 30 million times for so many types of pains.
to be adj.+ er … than …
It is true that the head nurse is more experienced than the new nurse.
The next time arthritis pain goes to work on you, choose what so many doctor recommended. Advil!
Use of positive verb to create psychological vantage or the product or seeming dependence of the buyer
Use of sensational word
what (Obj. Clau.)
You have to do what your doctor has told you to do.
… Advil is gentler to the stomach … .
Creating confusion of the information given in the reading