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Class 9 (Unit 2) Part I - Health and Hygiene


Unit 2 Health and Hygiene                              

Getting started

Look at the picture and discuss about the meaning of the health.

Reading I

Before you read the interview below, answer these questions.

a.         How do you get advice from a doctor?

b.        What do you know about telehealth services?

The Acceleration behind Telehealth Services

A.  The meanings of some of the words from the interview are given below. Find the words and fill in the crossword puzzle.



1.       psychological treatment of people using dialogue PSYCHOTHERAPY

2.       process of sorting patients TRIAGE

3.       to prepare and arrange DEPLOY

4.       special department of a hospital for intensive care of patients ICU


5.          to include as a part INCORPORATE

6.          identification of nature and cause of a disease DIAGNOSE

7.          not having sufficient service UNDERSERVE

8.          epidemic over a wide geographical area PANDEMIC

B.  Read the interview again and write whether the following statements are True or False.

a.         Internet service is necessary to use telehealth services.

b.        While providing telehealth services, health professionals are at high risks of being infected due to the exposure to patients. 

c.         Telehealth service can be the best alternative to a face to face service.

d.        The problem with the lack of medical staff will be solved to a great extent with telehealth technology.

e.         The success of telehealth programmes depends on the infrastructure and the best use of IT tools.


a. True

b. False

c. False

d. True

e. True

C.  Answer the following questions.

a. What is telehealth service?

b. What are the advantages of using telehealth programmes?

c. Why, according to Dr. Chang, is the telehealth service growing rapidly?

d. How is the telehealth programme important during a pandemic?

e. Why are the patients in remote areas not getting adequate health services?

f. Mention the top three challenges of telehealth services.


a. Telehealth is a method of providing medical care remotely, usually through video chat.

b. The advantages of using telehealth programmes are they can be faster, safer, more effective and less expensive.

c. According to Dr. Chang, the telehealth service is growing rapidly because of global COVID 19 pandemic which forced to keep social distancing and minimal physical contact.

d. It is important during pandemic, where telehealth has allowed access to medical care

without going to hospitals to protect patients and hospital staff from being exposed to the infection.

e. The patients in remote areas are not getting adequate health services because of the lack of monitoring.

f. The top three challenges of telehealth services are lack of infrastructure, insufficient hardware and the right technology for each specialty.


Grammar I

A.           Study what the people in the picture are saying.

I failed my test.

I should study

a little more.

Really? What do you

think you should do in



B.            Choose the correct answer.

a.              I need help, doctor. My baby doesn't sleep well. What ............. ?

                      i. had I better do            ii. should I do                iii. I should do

b.              The aeroplane only allows two pieces of luggage. You ............... pack too much or you will have to take it out at the airport!

                      i. had better not              ii. better not               iii. had not better

c.              A: I think that the grade my teacher gave me on my test is wrong.

                      B: Really? You .................... to her after class today.

                       i. should to talk              ii. ought to talk         iii. ought talk

d.              It's raining and I don't want to get my dress wet. umbrella.

               i.  had better not take           ii. had better to take            

iii. had better take

e.              Dinesh loves chocolate, but he ....................too much or he will put on weight.

                      i. shouldn't eat                ii. should eat not       iii. should eat

f.               My mother isn't feeling well, so I told her that she ............. to the doctor.

                      i. ought go           ii. ought to go                        iii. ought

g.              A: It's so hot.

                      B: You ...............your jacket!

                      i. should take off          ii. should put on          iii. should to take off

h.               I'm going to visit your country. Where ............. if I want to go shopping?

i. should I go      ii. I should go                        iii. ought to I go


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