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1 Pronunciation work
Names of diseases and illnesses often contain tricky letter
combinations and silent letters which can make them difficult to pronounce.
You can use the CD-ROM to provide some intensive listening practice with
the activity below. Students first identify the location of the main stress
of each disease and then categorize the words according to the sound of
the stressed phoneme.
The list of diseases and illnesses in the activity below is based on search results created by SmartSearch on the Macmillan English Dictionary CD-ROM.
To find all the illnesses listed in the Macmillan English Dictionary, click on SmartSearch and type illness into the search box. Next tick the following options:
To find all the diseases, click on SmartSearch, type disease into the search box and tick the following options:
2 Verbs relating to disease and illness
Use SmartSearch to find a selection of verbs relating to disease and illness. The following searches produce a variety of verbs that can be used as the basis for the following activities.
1 Click on SmartSearch, type disease into the search box and tick the following options:
2 Click on SmartSearch, type illness into the search box and tick the following options:
To consolidate the initial exploration of verbs relating to illness and disease, use their definitions to make a matching exercise or crossword. Present the clues in context by incorporating example sentences whenever possible.