Nigel Farage on ‘health terrorism’ in the UK

 

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Handshake between Nigel Farage, Member of the EP, and Jean-Claude Juncker (in the foreground, from left to right)
 

At the television debate of Britain’s election campaign, Nigel Farage made waves talking about what he called ‘health terrorism’ in the UK. Listen to what he – and some of the other participants in the debate – had to say about the issue.

Download the complete lesson & use this opportunity to improve your English –  or do the task below.

This is a very good listening exercise if you are interested in getting used to different British accents.

Watch the video, take notes if necessary, and fill in the missing words.

  1. I am sure a lot of people will be m……………………that I even dare to talk about this.
  2. Sixty percent of the people diagnosed with HIV are not British n…………………… .
  3. The drugs to treat HIV cost u…….. to 25,000 pounds per person per year.
  4. British families should benefit from the NHS because they have paid into the s………………for decades.
  5. This kind of s…………………… is extremely dangerous.
  6. It d………………… communities and creates a s……………….to people who are ill.
  7. I prefer to v…………..these people as human beings regardless of where they come from.
  8. The NHS is far too p……………….to give up for private profit.

ANSWERS

  1. mortified
  2. nationals
  3. up
  4. system
  5. scaremongering
  6. divides, stigma
  7. precious

 

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