Unit 2, grade 10: Your Body And You – Reading
1. Task 1 Unit 2 Grade 10 Reading
Look at the picture, do you know anything about acupuncture? (Look at the photo, do you know anything about acupuncture?)
Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine and a key component of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) in which thin needles are inserted into the body. (Acupuncture is another form of medicine and is a primary treatment in traditional Chinese medicine that uses a pointed tip to be inserted into the body.)
2. Task 2 Unit 2 Grade 10 Reading
Read the passage below. In pairs, or groups, choose the three most interesting things you learnt about acupuncture from the passage and report to the class. (Read the text below. Working in pairs or groups, choose the 3 most interesting things about acupuncture from the text and present it to the class.)
Acupuncture is one of the oldest medical treatments in the world. It originated in China more than 2,500 years ago. The practice of acupuncture is rooted in the idea of promoting harmony between humans and the world around them and a balance between yin and yang. Although there are unanswered questions, acupuncture appears to work. Scientific studies offer evidence that it can ease pain and treat from simple to complicated ailments.
The technique of acupuncture involves placing hair-thin needies in various pressure points (called acupoints) throughout the body. Stimulating these points is believed to promote the body’s natural healing capabilities and enhance its functions. Originally, there were 365 acupoints, but this has increased to more than 2000 nowadays. Acupuncture is considered to be very safe when enough precautions are taken. The most common side effects with acupuncture are soreness, slight bleeding, or discomfort. Some people may feel tired after a session. Care is also needed so that inner body parts are not touched by the needles.
Despite its general safety, acupuncture isn’t for everyone. People who have bleeding problems or are taking blood related medicine should not have the treatment. it’s also not recommended for people who have electronic medical devices inside their bodies.
Today, a lot of people use acupuncture as a reliable alternative to modern medicine. According to a US. 2002 survey (the most reliable survey to date), an estimated 8.2 million American adults had tried acupuncture. This number has been reported to be increasing steadily.
Acupuncture is one of the oldest healing techniques in the world. It originated in China more than 2500 years ago. The practice of acupuncture stems from the idea of increasing harmony between people and the world around them and the balance between yin and yang. Although the questions are still unanswered, acupuncture has had certain effects. Scientific research has found evidence that acupuncture can relieve pain and treat diseases ranging from simple to complex.
Acupuncture technique involves placing hair-thin needles into various acupressure points throughout the body. It is believed that stimulating these points will increase the body’s natural healing ability and improve bodily functions. Originally, there were only about 365 acupoints, but this number has increased to more than 2,000 now.
Acupuncture is considered very safe when used with caution. The most common side effects of acupuncture are pain, light bleeding, and discomfort. Some people may feel tired after doing acupuncture. Care should be taken so that the internal organs of the body are not pierced by the needle.
Although generally safe, acupuncture is not for everyone. People with bleeding problems or taking blood-related medications should not receive acupuncture treatment. It is also not recommended for people using electrically powered medical equipment inside their bodies.
Today, many people use acupuncture as a reliable alternative to medication. According to a 2002 US survey (the most reliable survey available), an estimated 8.2 million US adults have tried acupuncture. The report shows that this number is steadily increasing.
Guide to answer
The three most interesting things I learnt about acupuncture from the passage:
– Originally, there were 365 acupoints, but this has increased to more than 2000 nowadays.
– The practice of acupuncture is rooted in the idea of promoting harmony between humans and the world around them and a balance between yin and yang.
– According to a US 2002 survey, an estimated 8.2 million American adults had tried acupuncture.
The three most interesting things about acupuncture that I learned from the article:
– Originally, there were only about 365 acupoints, but this number has increased to more than 2,000 now.
The practice of acupuncture stems from the idea of increasing harmony between people and the world around them and the balance between yin and yang.
– According to a 2002 US survey, an estimated 8.2 million US adults have tried acupuncture.
3. Task 3 Unit 2 Grade 10 Reading
Read the text quickly and find words which are closest in meaning to the following. (Read the article quickly and find the words closest to the meaning of the words below.)
Guide to answer
1. ailment (diseases)
2. ease (pain relief, stop)
3. acupoints (cue)
4. precaution (focus)
5. alternative (Selection)
6. treatment (treatment)
7. evidence (evidence)
8. promote (increase, promote)
4. Task 4 Unit 2 Grade 10 Reading
Read the text again and answer the following questions. (Read the article again and answer the following questions.)
Guide to answer
1. It’s promoting harmony between humans and the world around them and a balance between yin and yang.
2. It is believed to promote the body’s natural healing capabilities and enhance its functions.
3. There are more than 2000 nowadays.
4. They are sore, slight bleeding, or discomfort.
5. Those who have electrical or electronic medical devices inside them.
6. Acupuncture is considered as a reliable alternative to modern medicine.
1. What was the original idea of acupuncture?
(That is) promoting harmony between people and the world around them and the balance between yin and yang.
2. Why is it believed that acupuncture is so effective?
It is believed to promote the body’s natural healing abilities and enhance its function.
3. How many acupoints have been found so far?
Currently there are more than 2000.
4. What are the common side effects of acupuncture?
It is pain, light bleeding, or discomfort.
5. Who should not use acupuncture?
People with electronics inside!
6. Why are more and more people looking to acupuncture?
Acupuncture is considered a reliable alternative to modern medicine.
5. Task 5 Unit 2 Grade 10 Reading
Do you know any other alternative therapies like yoga, acupressure, head massage or aromatherapy? Work in pairs or groups to share information and then report to the class. (Do you know of any alternative therapies such as yoga, acupuncture, head massage or aromatherapy? Work in pairs or groups to share information and then present it to the class.)
Guide to answer
If you are finding a therapy to rebalance your life, yoga is a good idea. Yoga stems from India and spreads around the world due to a wide variety of benefits. The first one is relaxing. Yoga helps you concentrate and feel better after a hard-working day. Secondly, it can prevent you from some diseases like sleeplessness, stress or cancer. Furthermore, all people of any ages can do yoga because it’s easy to start. After a short period of time, you will realize the positive changes inside you. You will be stronger, healthier and more active. As a result, everything you do will have better effects.
Thanks for listening.
If you are looking for a therapy to rebalance your life, then Yoga is a pretty good idea. Yoga originated in India and spread around the world thanks to its many benefits. The first is relaxation. Yoga helps you focus and feel better after a hard day’s work. Second, it can prevent some diseases like insomnia, stress or cancer. What’s more, people of all ages can practice Yoga because starting it is quite easy. After a short time, you will notice positive changes within you. You will be healthier, healthier and more active. So everything you do will have better results.
Thanks for listening!
6. Practice Task 1
Read the passage below and decide whether the statements are TRUE or FALSE?
The overgrowth of cells leads to the development of tumors and the harmful effects of cancer. In lung cancer, this pattern of cell overgrowth occurs in the lungs, which are vital organs for breathing and gas exchange. Doctors typically diagnose two lung cancer types, small cell and non-small cell, depending on how they appear under a microscope. A person is more likely to have non-small cell lung cancer than small cell.
While anyone can develop lung cancer, cigarette smoking and exposure to smoke can increase the likelihood that a person will experience the condition. Lung cancer can develop if a person has a history of exposure to inhaled chemicals or other toxins. Even if this exposure to chemicals and other toxins was a long time ago, it could cause changes in lung cells that lead to cancer.
If a doctor imaging a suspicious lesion on an study, they may recommend taking a sample of lung tissue to test for potentially cancerous cells. There are different ways to take a tissue sample, and the method often depends on the location of the lesion. One example is when a doctor performs a bronchoscopy, which involves inserting a special thin, lighted scope with a camera on the end. This helps the doctor to see the lesion and then to obtain samples. Less accessible lesions in the lungs may require a more invasive surgical procedure to remove lung tissue, such as thoracoscopy or video-assisted thoracic surgery.
Question 1: The effect of cancer is the result of the overgrowth of cells.
A. True B. False
Question 2: There are four lung cancer cells.
A. True B. False
Question 3: People smoking or exposing to cigarettes are more likely to have lung cancer.
A. True B. False
Question 4: Samples of lung tissue is not important in testing.
A. True B. False
Question 5: ‘Thoracoscopy’ involves inserting a special thin, lighted scope with a camera on the end.”.
A. True B. False
7. Practice Task 2
Choose the letter A, B, C or D to complete the passage below
An allergy is an immune system response __________ (1) a foreign substance that’s not typically harmful to your body. These foreign substances are called allergens. They can __________ (2) certain foods, pollen, or pet dander.
Your immune system’s job is to keep you healthy by fighting harmful pathogens. It does this by attacking anything it thinks could put your body in danger. Depending on the allergen, this response may involve inflammation, sneezing, or a host of __________ (3) symptoms.
Your immune __________ (4) normally adjusts to your environment. For __________ (5), when your body encounters something like pet dander, it should realize it’s harmless. In people with dander allergies, the immune system perceives it as an outside invader threatening the body and attacks it. Allergies are common. Several treatments can help you avoid your symptoms.
Question 1: A. to B. for C. of D. in
Question 2: A. including B. includes C. include D. to include
Question 3: A. the other B. another C. other D. others
Question 4: A. system B. disease C. cancer D. muscle
Question 5: A. although B. intestines C. lung D. example
In this lesson, you will need to memorize the following words:
- acupuncture /ˈækjupʌŋktʃə(r)/ (n): acupuncture
- ailment /ˈeɪlmənt/ (n): sickness
- allergy /ˈælədʒi/ (n): allergy
- acupoints (n) acupoints
- precaution (n) caution; precaution