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hello all you lovers of English I'm Nick

Shepherd welcome this is a listen and

repeat video hope you enjoy it

public health is an area where people

have very different opinions I'm going

to describe two extreme attitudes

towards public health here's extreme

position number one the government

should make available to everybody at no

cost all the medical help they want free

of charge whether they look after

themselves or not but here's Gavin he's

too much he smokes he doesn't take

exercise and he is overweight and of

course he falls ill should we pay for

that or perhaps just offer advice and

support through psychotherapy the other

extreme talks about the nanny state and

the harm it does people lose their sense

of self-reliance and a whole society

will go downhill if people stop

believing they have to look after

themselves including planning for ill

health and old-age being a strong

productive individual includes looking

after yourself I have heard both

extremes expressed although many perhaps

most people are somewhere between the

two perhaps more at one end than the

other although some people do hold an

extreme position where do you stand on

this state support or self-reliance or

somewhere in between people have such

different opinions now it's your turn

I'm going to play that again this time

with gaps and you can repeat what I said

phrase by phrase ready here it is public

health is an area

where people have very different

opinions

I'm going to describe

two extreme attitudes

towards Public Health

his extreme position number one

the government should make available

to everybody at no cost

all the medical help they want free of

charge

whether they look after themselves or

not

but here's Gavin

he's too much he smokes

he doesn't take exercise and he is

overweight

and of course he falls ill

should we pay for that

or perhaps just offer advice

and support through psychotherapy

the other extreme talks about the nanny

state

and the harm it does

people lose their sense of self-reliance

and a whole society will go downhill if

people stop believing

they have to look after themselves

including planning for ill health and

old age

being a strong productive individual

includes looking after yourself

I have heard both extremes expressed

although many perhaps most

people are somewhere between the two

perhaps more at one end than the other

although some people do hold an extreme

position

where do you stand on this

state support or self-reliance

or somewhere in between

people have such different opinions okay

that's the end of the repetition

I hope it's useful it helps you with

your speaking go over it again if you

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