Listening practice - Foundation

Here are some more useful words to describe health problems.

borracho/adrunk
la adicciónaddiction
la drogadiccióndrug addiction
estresado/astressed
malsano/aunhealthy
preocupado/aworried
la obesidadobesity
el sobrepesobeing overweight/obese
el tabaquismoaddiction to tobacco

Listen to these extracts from a radio phone-in about health matters and decide which medical problems are being discussed.

Choose from this list.

Ael abuso del alcohol
Bla drogadicción
Cuna dieta malsana
Dla falta de ejercicio
Eel tabaquismo
Question

E. Words like humo (smoke) and cigarrillos (cigarettes) suggest that her son smokes and the last sentence no vaya a poder dejar de fumar (he's not going to be able to give up smoking) suggests that he might soon become addicted.

Transcript:

Estoy muy preocupada por mi hijo. Durante los últimos meses, cada vez que sale con sus amigos vuelve a casa oliendo a humo y la semana pasada descubrí una cajetilla de cigarrillos en el bolsillo de su chaqueta. Me temo que pronto no vaya a poder dejar de fumar.

Translation:

I'm very worried about my son. For the last few months, every time he goes out with his friends he comes back home smelling of smoke and last week, I found a packet of cigarettes in his jacket pocket. I'm afraid that soon he's not going to be able to give up smoking.

Question

C. He says he doesn't eat fruit and vegetables but he does eat burgers, chips and fatty foods, which all point to an unhealthy diet.

Transcript:

Aunque soy bastante delgado, creo que no como muy sano. No me gustan nada las frutas ni las legumbres y sé que como demasiadas hamburguesas y patatas fritas y otros alimentos que contienen mucha grasa.

Translation:

Although I'm quite slim, I don't think I eat very healthily. I don't like fruit or vegetables at all and I know I eat too many hamburgers and chips and other foods which contain a lot of fat.

Question

A. Words such as beber (to drink) and bar (bar) suggest that there may be an alcohol-related issue.

Transcript:

Creo que mi marido bebe demasiado. Sale cada noche al bar con sus amigos.

Translation:

I think my husband drinks too much. He goes to the bar every night with his friends.

Question

D. The fact that the woman's son spends his entire time sitting watching TV or listening to music suggests that his problem is lack of exercise.

Transcript:

Tengo un problema con mi hijo - pasa todo el tiempo que no está trabajando sentado en el sofá viendo la tele u oyendo música. Nunca sale con sus amigos a jugar al fútbol como lo hacía antes.

Translation:

I've got a problem with my son - he spends all the time when he's not working sitting on the sofa watching TV or listening to music. He never goes out with his friends to play football like he used to do before.