Season 11 Episode 3: Sick

In this episode we talk sick, but don’t worry we won’t bang on about a certain virus! In this somewhat bumper episode we talk to Kate in Italy about what it’s like when the government imposes quarantine rules, and how to cope when a school is closed. Lindsay and Shaun talk about the best song to wash your hands to and discuss the metaphors of illness and the language we teach. Realising that neither of them had ever taught medical English, we speak to Ros Wright, who’s more of an expert on the matter. Finally, since we can’t do an episode on being sick without a few doctor doctor jokes, Shaun yet again tries Lindsay’s patience.

Links

20 second handwashing songs
The metaphors of illness
Health tips for teachers