VIP Class Notes (Lily) [S/R]

Vocabulary

1.fisherman’s wharf = 渔人码头
ex: If you ever go to Vancouver, I recommend you to go to the fisherman’s wharf for oysters.

2. deliberately= intentionally
ex: I don’t think Morey posted it deliberately, he’s just purely stupid.

3. ward= 病房
ex: You have to be in an isolated ward if you have an infection.

Reading

To gauge a health care system’s success, it’s standard to consider three points: quality, coverage and cost. On all three measure, Japan stands at or near the top in every comparative ranking. The Japanese have the world’s longest life expectancy and the best recovery rates from just about every major disease. Infant mortality in less than half the US rate. Japan usually leads the world in raking of “avoidable mortality”- it’s effectiveness in curing diseases that can be cured.

Japan’s health-insurance system covers everybody. including illegal aliens. It pays for physical, mental, dental and lantern care. The Japanese are the world’s most prodigious consumers of medical care, on average they see the doctor about 15 times a year, three times the US norm.

Speaking

I think there are too many people from all over China. As a local, we will say our resources is occupied by other people. Sometimes people from other cities have small things, the local hospital can deal with these things, people always trust the doctor from big cities. That makes the hospitals very noisy and crowded. The doctors have so much workload, that make them not so patient.

Revised

I think there are too many people from all over China. As a local, we will say our resources are occupied by other people. Sometimes people from other cities have small matters, the local hospitals can deal with these things, people always trust the doctor from big cities. That makes the hospitals very noisy and crowded. The doctors have so much workload, so they become impatient.