F-03.06 Read & Understand Description of Health Services, Insurance Plans, Etc. Fill Out Sample Forms

Work/Life English

F-03.06 Read & Understand Description of Health Services, Insurance Plans, Etc. Fill Out Sample Forms

Reading/Writing

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WorkLife English: a Competency-Based Reading / Writing Book 2: English in Everyday Life, Chapter 9 / “Health,” pages 120-134

15 pages  

Who It’s For: New Readers / Writers of Data & Phrasing in Medical Explanation, Directories, Forms, Applications, & Statements   

Why You Need It: (Just about) Everybody deals with health concerns at some point, including (available) medical care and costs.  Here’s high beginning to intermediate material for (all language-skills) practice in relevant topics and tasks.      

What You’ll / They’ll Do:  

[1] In Part One / Read & Understand, look through and discuss  (changing) information about medical care in the U.S.  Demonstrate knowledge of kinds of professionals and the language of prescriptions / supplements.    

[2] In Part Two / Information, get basic input about potential medical insurance.  Peruse sample forms. Compare them with actual (current real-life) applications.   

[3] In Part Three / Spelling, go over (infrequent) spellings for possibly confusing consonants in all word positions.  Put them into contrived sentences.  Review  spelling rules for added –ing endings. 

[4]  In Part Four / Read & Write, examine generic physicians’ statements + insurance claim forms.  Compare them with real, ongoing paperwork. If you need or can give advice or help, talk about current issues in health care.