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Workwith apartnerto match eachjob with apersonin
thepicture.
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anaesthetist
pharmacist
cardiologist
physiotherapist
consultant

porter

lab technician

radiologist

midwife

receptionist

paediatrician

scrubnurse

paramedic

--

surgeon

Match eachphonetic spellingto one ofthe jobs.


Tryto saythem with yourpartner.
a /'skrzr.bns:s/
b/ka:di'oledgrst/

f
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c /rt'sepJenrst/

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/,rerdi,oledgrst/

glken's.Lltant/
h /a'ni:s0etrst/

d /'se:d3en/

/,pi:die,tnfn/

e /,flzieu'0ereprst/

/'pc:ta/

6? tist"n and repeat.Howis stressmarked in phonetic


spelling?

&Estemtxng'E
An admission
f) mrr Bensonis admittedto hospital.listen to the
five shortconversations,
anddecidewho is speakingto
herin eachone.Write 1-5.
a

a receptionist

a sister

a consultant

a radiologist

aparamedic

a k d listen again and decide if these sentences


are true
(T)orfalse (F).

WeemfuwBmry

1 Mrs Bensonhas had a fall. --

Verbsfer descrfbing jobs

2 lhis is notMrs Benson,sflrstx_ray.


3 Mrs Bensoncan'tfindthetoilet.--

Corrrpletedescriptions 1-1o with a job fi'orn scrub


up
and the verbs below.

4 Shehas a heart problem.


5 The consultant sendsherhome
6 Mrs Fenson'sappointmentis nexiweek.

moves
glves
srrpports
delivers

performs
examlnes
t#e*s

spccializes
prepares
takcs

T h eh o s p i t a l t e a m5

trnthEsustit
'iosPitaljobs
w hat peopl ei n a hospi taldo
@descri bi ng
routinesand currentactivities
@describing
the nursi ngprofessi on

A p aediat fician tr eat s children.

2 A-attends

births and-

babies.
A
and bloodvessels.

in iilnessesof the heart

surgeonsinthe

A
medical staff or patients.

med.icinesto giveto

to emergenciesand

8 A-responds

equiprtrertl,funiiture,
Apatients, etc.around the hospital.
A-

Aoperating theatre.

x-rays and other images.

first aid.
9 A10 Aunder a microscope.

operations.
samplesandtissues

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Fioresrae
Niglntingate
(1820_1910)
wasthe founderof
m odern n Uis-ing.Shb-r
d ia matidl t i m provedio nd it i - :-'
f o r s o l d i e r si n f i e l dh o s p i t a t as n
, de d u c a t e dp e o p l ea b o u t
the importanceof hygiene.she savedthousands
ofllves
and becameveryfamous.She
laterstartedher own
t r a i n i n gc o l l e g ef o r n u r s e sa,n dw r o t em a n y
b o o k so n
nur s i n g .

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Readthe article and decideif these sentences
are true
(T)orfalse (F).
1 The more responsibilityyou have,the higher
yourgrade..2 Nursing officersare the same as auxiliary
nurses.
3 Students are paid lessthan auxiliary nurses.
4 A chargenurse is a man._
5 There are not rla'y opportunities forgritish
nurses
to specialize.-6 Many nurses say that the job is rewarding,
but
the payis low..----._-_-

One hundred and fifu,yeqs ago, nurses


\,rreunpaid, untrained, and unpopular;
but then Florence Nightingal. .rud..
nursing into a profession.The methods
she inti.oducedin the 1850srtere coDied
all over the rvorld, and non,.rursine is u
career with a three- or four-yea, t*i.ri.rg
qualifications,grades,unions,and
' ,. ; .;,,,.1,';:.i
pensions.
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]:
.

'

'

trn Britain, er'erynurse is on a erade. The


grade depends on experienceind skills,
ancl each grade has diflerenr
resrronsibilitiesand pay O11rhe bottom
grades are unqualifiedau.xiliar],nurses.
rvho do the routine r.r.orkon hospital

E Number thesejobsfrom the highest grade (1)


'"
\^''to
the lowest(4).Two of them
"..".qu"il---a charge nui-se
b nursing offcer_
c auxiliarynurse
d sister_e staffnurse

wards. On the top gradesare nursins


officers, who are usually administrat6rs.

further study and becomespecialists.


liurses can specialize in man,v different
fields - there are triage nurses-rvorkinsin
Auxiiiary nurses are on the bottom
grades, but student nursesget the lorvest Casualtr.;and p*chiatric nurses.,uhoireat
the mentallf ill. There are health r,:sitors
par: Hou.er.'e4stuclentsclon-'tstay at the
ri'ho r,isit pa{.icntsin thci ou,n homes,
botrurrrof the pav scaleforever.i,vt.r.
:
practice nursesrr-orkingin Gps, surgeries.
thel'qualifi the,vstart u'orkins on a
:
middle gradg; gs, [hev'sel expiri.r,...
+$**f:,,g.:!ug,delir"erb4bies.,
...,,',i*
ther. can.getpiomotion-ind *or= up the "*$;.
''
h4eilf;'fifhiriii
r* tfr.y ao .,ot g., .r,orgi"
ranJs to becomestaff nurse,then sister
pa1.'anclrespectfor rhe u.ork thev do.
(charge nlrrse if a man), and perhaps
They say that the u,ork is physicalh,and
el'entually nursing officer.
mentally hard, that they l.ork lons hours
l'Ian..' nLlrsesrvork sirifts,and often ther.
and get very tircd. Eut thei.aiw sat tirar
r+.orkovertime to earn more morey. Sfs.
there are man), great rervarclsrvhich har.e
basictraining, manv nurseschooseto do
nothing to do with mone\:

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T h eh o s p i t a l t e a m

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kcekEs"'
youf progressin this unit'Tick{e1)theAssess
w hi charetruestatements
I c a nn a m ea n dd e s c r i bheo s p i t a l j o b s
l cantal k aboutduti esand regul arad iivit ies

B Findwords inthe articlewiththese meanings.


1 exams and coursesthat you have taken
L-

e h a t i s h a p p e n i nagt t h e
l c a nd e s c r i bw
moment.
l can understandan arti cl eaboutnu r sing
I c a nt a l k a b o u tm y w o r ka n dt r a i n i n g

2 money that you -ariilreceivewhen you are old


n-

3 simiiarworkthatyouhave done before


e4 special abilities
S.-

5 levels of pay
p----s_-.-6 extra hours you can work to earn more money
o_
7 studyandpracticeto learnhowto do ajob
b.--------t-_-.8 more advancedlearning
t-s----..-

Fre$ee
go online and tryto find the answers to the questions.
1 What is the NHS?
2 What's the starting salaryfor a qualifiednurse in
the UK?
3 How much annual leavedoes a grade B nurse get?
4 Howmanyhours aweekdoesanurse work?
5 What Englishlanguageexam do you needto passto
work inthe UK?
6 What gradescan a staffnurse be?
7 What is the salary range for a staff nurse in the UK?
8 Searchthe wordlnursing'at the bookstore
wvrrw.amazon.co.uk.What's the first b ook that
comesup?
P Finrl a site that advertisesnursing jobs.Find a job that
wouid interest vou in the future and find these details
if possible.
''
s ,:sa'laryandbenefj.ts
,'_ , . e J o b t l t l e
# qualificationsand exPerience
+ grade
,s::location
s howto aPPtY
's' duties
s closingdate for aPPiications

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..

B In l-hetiext elass,compareyour anslvers.

Kcy w@trds
Workandtraining
applyfor a job
fully-qualified
lecture
night shift
part-time
promotion
qual i fi cati ons
rank
responsi bi l i tY
rewarding
speci al i ze
Jobs
a u x i l i a r ny u r s e
nt
consttl ta
nursi ngoffi cer
physiotherapist
Lookbackthroughthi s uni t.Fi ndfi vemor e
thatyouthi nkareusef ul'
w ordsor expressi ons