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Last updated at 17:14 BST, Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Tango therapy

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It's been described as a sorrow you can dance to. But now tango is being used as medical therapy.

Doctors in Argentina have found it helpful as a rehabilitation technique for patients getting over heart surgery or coronary problems.

According to the stats, only 15% of patients turn up for traditional recovery programmes.

Doctors hope free tango lessons will be more attractive than a session on a treadmill.

sorrow

sadness

rehabilitation

process of recovery

coronary

relating to the veins around the heart

stats

short form of 'statistics'

treadmill

machine in a gym which people run or walk on to exercise

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Use one of the words or phrases below to complete each of these sentences from BBC news reports.

Note that you may have to change the form of a word to complete the sentence correctly.

sorrow / rehabilitation / coronary / stats / treadmill

1. Now a specialist spinal injury and __________ centre, it describes itself as the only independent unit of its kind in the UK.

2. We are in deep __________ because of her sudden unexpected death.

3. Dr Freddy Patel said Mr Tomlinson, who was pushed to the ground by a policeman at the G20 protests in London in 2009, had died of __________ artery disease.

4. Participants exercise on a static bike or __________ while watching video clips of different environments, including some from the county.

5. And I would agree that recorded crime __________ are not the best measure of crime trends.

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rehabilitation

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sorrow

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coronary

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treadmill

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stats