WorkLife English: a Competency-Based Reading / Writing Book 2: English in Everyday Life, Chapter 9 / “Health,” pages 120-134
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:
 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.
 In Part Two / Information, get basic input about potential medical insurance. Peruse sample forms. Compare them with actual (current real-life) applications.
 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 –ingendings.
 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.