THE HEART

Choose the best answer to each question. Then check your answers.

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1. What does the heart do?

2. What does blood contain?

3. What elements in the blood fight germs?

4. What did doctors spend a long time doing before they performed the first heart transplant?

5. What happens when somebody "passes away"?

6. How long does it usually take to find a donor?

7. When did doctors first try to use an artificial heart?

8. Why is this artificial heart revolutionary?

9. What does it use to adapt to patients' needs?

10. What will probably happen in the future?

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SPEAKING

1. Work in small groups. You are doctors and / or nurses at a hospital. You are going to perform an operation. Work together and make a list of all the things you have to do before the operation.

2. Explain your ideas to the class.

3. Listen to the other groups' ideas and make notes if you think anything is wrong or they have forgotten something.

4. Discuss all the ideas and vote on the best medics!

WRITING

What job would you like to do? Write a short composition. The following questions might help you:

- What would you like to do?

- Why? Is it because it interests you or because you'd like to be rich and /or famous?

- What will you have to do to become what you want to be? (go to university, do a course, get experience/practice by working with somebody, etc.).

- What job would you hate to do? Why?

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