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Session 23

Today we will be discussing the idea that our relationships with animals can lead to positive health benefits.

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Pet Therapy

Today we will be discussing the idea that our relationships with animals can lead to positive health benefits.

प्राण्यांची सोबत आपल्या आरोग्यासाठी किती सकारात्मक ठरू शकते यासंदर्भात आपण आज चर्चा करणार आहोत

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Tejali
Hello all… welcome to English together. या भागात आपण निरनिराळ्या विषयांबद्दल बोलतो आणि त्यासंबंधित शब्द जाणून घेतो. मी तेजाली आणि माझ्यासोबत आहे...

Phil
Hi, I’m Phil! Hello, have you seen Tom? He’s supposed to be here recording.                 

Tejali
No, I haven’t. He’s usually here by now.

Tom
Hi guys, sorry I’m so late.

Phil
What’s that?!

Tom
What...this...her? This is my dog, Molly, she’s my good girl, aren't you, Molly? Yes, hi...hi...

Phil
You’ve brought your dog into the studio!

Tom
Well, today we’re talking about being with animals, so I thought it might help us to, you know, get us into the mood a little bit.

Tejali
That’s right! आज आपण प्राण्यांमुळे आपल्या आरोग्यावर काय परिणाम होतात; त्याबद्दल बोलणार आहोत. अमेरिकेतल्या the Harris Corporationने एक पाहणी केली. किती लोक आपल्या पाळीव प्राण्यांना आपल्या कुटुंबाचे सदस्य मानतात? A) 30%  B) 60%  C) 90%

Phil
Well, I have a pet fish, but I don’t know if I’d say it was family… I do like watching it swim, though.

Tejali
आजची माहिती आहे BBC Farming Today मधली, यूकेमधल्या शेतांची. तिथे तुम्हाला, उपचार म्हणून तिथल्या लमास या प्राण्यासोबत फिरू दिलं जातं. चल ऐकू.

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These camel-like creatures originate from South America, but Jacob, Bramble and Joshua live in Old Bolingbroke. They've undergone two year's of training at a local community farm, so they're used to people and traffic. And now, Angie Beal from Desired Change says they are helping to improve the health and wellbeing of local walkers.

Angie
We deal with a lot of people who may have been in hospital; heart attacks, strokes, operations of different sorts, who want to actually now get fit again. Everybody that comes to us has the opportunity to have their own personal programme written for them. So we can walk anything from five minutes to two hours.

Tom
incredible! It sounds like llamas can actually help us to improve our wellbeing.

Tejali
Yes! Wellbeing म्हणजे कल्याण, हित, स्वास्थ्य. I see how pets can improve our wellbeing, but so can lots of things, like yoga, aerobics for example.

Phil
Yes, but I suppose in this case the animals are providing treatment to people who already have problems.

Tejali
Treatment म्हणजे उपचार. Do you think an animal can really provide treatment in the same way as a doctor?

Tom
Well, I don’t think that all problems are treatable with animals! Although, did you know there is actually have a name for using animals as a form of treatment? It’s called ‘Animal-Assisted Therapy!’

Tejali
Therapy म्हणजे उपचार… I still think I would prefer traditional therapy.

Phil
I imagine it’s like in the news story. People take the animals outside for walks, so it encourages them to exercise and get some fresh air.

Tom

Yes, I think the idea is that the animals can help us to get back on our feet again once the danger has passed.

Phil
You mean help us to stand up?

Tejali
No, to get back on your feet means to recover! Recover म्हणजे बरं होणं, आरोग्य पूर्वपदावर येणं.

Tom
But, in this case, they are doing this by helping people to walk! So I suppose you’re both right.

Phil
Also, I think that people might find spending time with animals therapeutic as they don’t get lonely.

Tejali
Hmm… that makes sense. Therapeutic म्हणजे उपचारात्मक.  I suppose animals are good company, and company is therapeutic. Perhaps it’s better to describe this approach as an ‘alternative therapy’. ‘Alternative therapy’ म्हणजे पर्यायी उपचारपद्धती.

Tom
Speaking of company and animals, why don't you tell us the answer to today’s quiz?

Tejali
हो रे, सांगते, मी विचारलं होतं, किती लोकांना आपला पाळीव प्राणी आपल्या कुटुंबाचाच एक सदस्य आहे असं वाटतं? इंटर्व्ह्यू घेतलेल्यांपैकी ९५% पेक्षाही जास्त लोकांना वाटतं की त्यांचे पाळीव प्राणी त्यांच्या कुटुंबाचा सदस्य आहेत.     

Phil

Do you feel the same way about Molly, Tom?

Tom
Molly? Of course! She’s like my sister! It’s impossible to feel stressed with such a beautiful dog around, isnt it Molly?

Tejali
‘Stressed’ म्हणजे तणावग्रस्त. But everyone feels stressed out sometimes. I still don’t think we should all bring our dogs to work.

Tom
Well, she helps me to destress and she doesn’t cause any problems. She just sits there like a good girl. What’s the problem.

Phil
Hey! She’s trying to eat my sandwich! Stop it!

Tom
Molly, stop it! Stop eating Phil's sandwiches...

Tejali
Oh my! मला नाही वाटत फिलला हे ‘therapeutic’ म्हणजे उपचारात्मक वाटेल. आणि हे आहेत आणखी काही आजचे शब्द. Llamas म्हणजे लमास, wellbeing म्हणजे स्वास्थ्य, आरोग्य, treatment म्हणजे उपचार, therapy म्हणजे उपचारपद्धती आणि stress म्हणजे तणाव.पुन्हा भेटू English Togetherच्या पुढच्या भागात. Bye!

Check what you’ve learned by selecting the correct option for the question.
यातलं बरोबर उत्तर निवडा. बघू या तुम्हाला काय काय समजलंय. 

 

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English Together चे पुढचा भाग नक्की बघा. तुम्ही आणखी उपयुक्त शब्द शिकाल आणि तुमच्या श्रवण कौशल्याचा सरावही होईल अशा विषयावर बोलणार आहोत.

Session Vocabulary

  • llama 
    लमास

    wellbeing 
    स्वास्थ्य, हित  

    treatment 
    उपचार 

    therapy 
    उपचारपद्धती  

    therapeutic 
    उपचारात्मक 

    alternative therapy 
    पर्यायी उपचारपद्धती 

    to get back on your feet
    पूर्वपदावर येणे

    stressed 
    तणावग्रस्त