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Visit any classroom and you will encounter students with a variety of goals, and not everyone approaches education with the same goal. For some students, school is a direct path to the real world. But many schools don't teach their students functional literacy or how to deal with the basic issues they will encounter in everyday life: preparing a resume, applying for a job, opening a bank account, getting out of debt, understanding credit, and more. These functional words are learned in context with manageable one-page activities.

 

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At the Hospital

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AT  THE HOSPITAL

How many “hospital words” do you know? Match each vocabulary word with a clue. Write the word on the crossword puzzle. admitting imaging

ambulance outpatient

CAT scan recovery

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critical emergency surgery MRI

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2. the operating room

4. Patients entering the hospital register in the

___ department.

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6. short for Magnetic

Resonance Imaging; like a high-tech X-ray

8. Immediate treatment for accident victims is provided in the

___ room.

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9. special type of X-ray that uses a computer to show soft parts of the body

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1. one who receives hospital care but does not stay overnight

3. Right after surgery, patients rest in the ___ room.

4. special vehicle for carrying sick or injured people

5. Extremely sick patients may be cared for in the ___ care unit.

7. In the ___ department, X-rays,

CAT scans, and MRIs produce images of the body’s insides.

CHALLENGE!  Think about the people you would find working in a hospital.

 

First Aid

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FIRST AID

First aid is emergency treatment for someone who is injured or ill. It is used until medical help is available. The vocabulary words in this exercise appear in most first aid manuals.

A. The medical problems on the left may require first aid. Draw a line to match each condition with its description.

a. word used to describe any bodily injury

b. broken or cracked bone

3. trauma

c. condition of a patient who is no longer aware; cannot feel or think

4. wound

d. injury in which the skin or other tissue is torn or cut

e. dangerous condition that often follows severe injury or illness; signaled by a drop in blood pressure

fracture

1.

2. unconsciousness

5. shock

B. Circle word(s) to complete the sentences about first aid treatments.

Use a dictionary if you need help.

1.

To restart someone’s breathing or heartbeat is to

( resuscitate / puncture ) him or her.

2. Immediate care is often provided by an EMT, or

( emergency medical technician / excellent medical teacher ).

 

Medical Insurance

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MEDICAL INSURANCE

As treatment costs rise, medical insurance becomes more necessary than ever.

On this page, you’ll work with the vocabulary of medical insurance.

A. Sometimes you can use synonyms (words that have similar

meanings) as context clues to help you figure out unfamiliar words. Notice the boldfaced term in the first sentence of each pair. Find and circle a synonym for that word in the second sentence. The first item has been done as a model.

1. When he moved to San Diego, Sam selected a new health care provider. He chose a doctor near his new home.

2. Sam’s employer paid most of his insurance premiums. Sam himself made monthly payments of $65.00.

3. When Sam gets a doctor’s bill, he mails a claim to his insurance company. When they receive his request, they pay the doctor.

4. Sam must show his ID card each time he gets medical treatment.

This credential gives information about his insurance plan.

5. Sam’s insurance plan has comprehensive coverage. It gives

 

Medical Specialists

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MEDICAL SPECIALISTS

A specialist is a doctor who is highly trained in a certain field. Physicians who specialize get extra education in one certain area.

A. The words in the list name medical

specialties. Find each one in the hidden words puzzle. Words may go up, down, across, backward, or diagonally. Check off each word as you find it.

___ dermatology

___ neurology

___ allergy

___ psychiatry

___ ophthalmology

___ surgery

___ gynecology

___ oncology

___ obstetrics

___ pediatrics

N E U R O L O G Y T G O

V A M B D R I N T S Y P

O B S T E T R I C S N H

N I S C I S M I O P E T

C J R Z D I R C C I C H

O B E S T T H Y A D O A

L R C O A N R Z T M L L

O O E I O E A H H V O M

G K D C G S C T A K G O

Y E S R A L L E R G Y L

P P U O S U U N L I E O

P S Y C H I A T R Y J G

R D E R M A T O L O G Y

B. Write a letter to match each specialist on the left with his or her specialty. Use a dictionary if you need help.

 

Time Management

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TIME MANAGEMENT

“Too much to do and too little time!” Have you ever heard that common complaint?

The words in the box are about planning your time wisely. appointment calendar entertainment exercise organized recreation schedule social stress responsibilities

Complete the dialogue below by filling in the missing letters. The complete words can be found in the box.

CHARACTERS: Crazed Carmen and Orderly Olivia

Carmen: (frantically) I can’t handle my r __ s __ __ __ __ __ b __ __ __ t __ __ __!

I have too much to do!

Olivia: (calmly) You need to get o __ __ __ n __ z __ d.

Let’s make a list of the things you usually do in a week.

We’ll write them on a __ a __ e __ d __ r. First, let’s plan next week’s __ c h __ __ __ l __. What do you have to do?

Carmen: I have a doctor’s   __ p __ __ __ n __ m __ __ t  at 3:00 on

Tuesday. I’ll go straight from school. Wait! That’s when I usually jog! When will I find time to e __ __ __ __ __ s __?

 

Dangerous Substances: Tobacco, Alcohol, and Drugs

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DANGEROUS SUBSTANCES: Tobacco, Alcohol, and Drugs

Tobacco products, drugs, and alcohol can do serious, long-lasting damage to a person’s health. The vocabulary words in this lesson relate to the use of these substances.

Study the word forms shown on the chart. Then circle the word that correctly completes each sentence below.

Verb Noun

Adjective

addict

addiction, addict

addictive

abuse

abused, abuse

abusive

alcohol, alcoholism, alcoholic

alcoholic

depend dependency

dependent

habit

habitual

intoxicate

intoxicated, intoxicating

intoxication

sobriety

sober

recover

recovered, recovering

recovery

1. Paolo visited Marshall High School to speak about the dangers of alcohol ( abuse / abusive ).

2. Paolo himself had once had a problem with alcohol ( dependent / dependency ).

3.

He was ( recovery / recovering ) from the disease of ( alcoholism / alcoholic ).

4. “Don’t get in the ( habit / habitual ) of drinking every day,” Paolo warned the students.

 

Contagious Diseases

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CONTAGIOUS DISEASES

A contagious disease is one that can be passed from one person to another. The next time you’re sneezing and feeling run down, think about the words in this lesson. They can help you understand what’s happening.

Unscramble the letters in parentheses to complete the sentences with words from the box. Use a dictionary for help with meanings. carrier cold symptoms mumps virus infected measles germ vaccines

chicken pox quarantine communicable epidemic influenza (flu) resistance

sanitation inoculated

1. A ____________________ (survi) is a type of ____________________ (remg) that multiplies rapidly and can spread from person to person. Good

____________________ (antsitonia) habits, such as frequent hand washing, can keep it from spreading.

2. A person ____________________ (fectinde) with a contagious disease is often a ____________________ (arcreir).

3. Sneezing, coughing, and fever may be ____________________ (mypstoms) of a ____________________ (oldc) or ____________________ (finluazne).

 

Buying a Home

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BUYING A HOME

Becoming a homeowner is a big step. Here are some words to know when you get ready to buy a house or a condominium. real estate: land and anything on it

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FO LE

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realtor: person licensed to represent home buyers and sellers; also called a real estate agent asking price: price the seller asks for a property selling price: price the property actually sells for offer: price a buyer says he or she is willing to pay down payment: up-front cash payment made as part of the total price mortgage: agreement by which a person borrows money; the lender can claim the property if the debt is not paid contractor: person or company, especially in the building trades, that contracts to do certain work upgrades: improvements

Complete the following passage with words from the box. Use the first letters as clues.

Wei-cheng wanted to become a homeowner. She was ready to invest in r_________________ money for a

e____________________. She had saved enough d_______________ p__________________ on a small house.

 

Furnishing a Home 1

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FURNISHING A HOME I

A. Circle the item that does not belong in each group. major appliances: range

1.

refrigerator

small appliances: blender

2.

carpet

linens: blanket

3.

tablecloth

utensils: spoon

4.

spatula

electronics: sofa

5. furniture: bed

6.

carving knife

sofa

DVR

wrench

cleaning supplies: vacuum cleaner

9. safety: smoke detector

10.

dishwasher

iron

bowl pillow

answering machine

bureau

lawn and garden equipment: hose

7. home repair: television

8.

toaster

washcloth

television toilet

toaster

lawn sprinkler sandpaper dustpan

clothes dryer

rake

Crock-Pot

nails detergent

first aid kit

quilt

burglar alarm

B.

WORD WORKSHOP  Identify the compound words (one word made

1. _________________________:

_______________________________________ dishwasher

Our dishwasher has six settings.

2. _________________________: _______________________________________

from two) in Part A. Then write sentences using the compounds.

The first one has been done for you.

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Furnishing a Home 2

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FURNISHING A HOME II

A. No doubt you recognize the words chair, table, and lamp. Some

of the furniture named in the column on the left may be less familiar. Write a letter by each number to match each item with its description.

a. a chest of drawers for holding clothes

1. _____ armoire

b. a case, usually in the dining room, for holding and displaying fine dishes and

2. _____ bureau glassware

c. narrow bed, sometimes stacked one on

3. _____ china cabinet top of another

4. _____ bunk

d. small sofa that seats two people

e. a free-standing closet

5. _____ entertainment

f. large case designed to hold a television center set, VCR, and/or stereo

6. _____ loveseat

B. Read the passage below. Write a word from the first column of

Part A in each blank. Use the first letters as clues.

Max looked down at his brother, Marvin, who was sleeping in the lower

b___________________.

He wanted Marvin to wake up and find the snake hidden among the socks in the

 

Home Decorating

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HOME DECORATING

Read this passage about decorating a home.

The Peretti family hired an interior design company to help them redecorate their living room. Ms. Peretti wanted ideas for window treatments. Should she use draperies, shades, or blinds? She planned to re-cover her chairs and sofa and wanted help choosing material. The designer helped her pick upholstery fabric with a bumpy texture. “This will wear well,” he explained.

Mr. and Mrs. Peretti worked together to remove the old flowered wallpaper. They repainted the walls a sunny yellow. They pulled up the wall-to-wall carpeting and refinished the hardwood floors. An antique area rug that had belonged to Mrs. Peretti’s grandmother replaced a mat in front of the fireplace.

Use context clues from the passage above to decide whether the following statements are true or false. Write T or F on each line.

1. _____ A hardwood floor might be made of oak or fir.

2. _____ Wall-to-wall carpeting covers all of the floor in a room.

 

A Cook in the Kitchen

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A COOK IN THE KITCHEN

A. The following verbs are things a cook might do when preparing a

meal. Find and circle the verbs in the hidden words puzzle. They may go up, down, across, backward, or diagonally. Check off each word as you find it.

___ beat

___ puree

___ blend

___ slice

___ carve

___ stir

___ chop

___ swirl

___ dice

___ whip

___ mince

___ whisk

___ pound

___ grate

G R A T E D I C E

B M A B T B P V S

L P U R E E R P L

E R M R C A A O I

N M I N C E T U C

D T B W O C M N E

S W I R L H I D D

W H I S K O S I O

L P W H I P T A C

B. Read the nouns that name kitchen tools. After each name, write a verb (such as mix, cut, grind, etc.) to tell what job the tool will do.

Hint: Some tools may do more than one job.

1. blender

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2. beater 5. grater

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3. whisk 6. mallet

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Caring for Family Pets

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CARING FOR FAMILY PETS

Practice using synonyms (words with similar meanings) as context clues. Notice the boldfaced vocabulary word in the first sentence of each item.

Then circle a synonym for that word in the second sentence. The first item has been done as a model.

1. Tehmeena takes her dog and two cats to Dr. Tan, the veterinarian.

The animal doctor tries to make each visit a good experience.

2. Sometimes Dr. Tan must give the pets their vaccinations. These injections protect against disease.

3. Tehmeena knows her pets must be obedient. If they are well-behaved, she can take them places without worrying.

4. When Bingo the dog follows commands, Tehmeena gives him a reward. This prize is usually a dog biscuit or a romp in the park.

5. Tehmeena spends lots of money on flea control products. Those pests can bite not only dogs and cats, but family members as well.

6. The dog and the cats all wear collars. ID tags and licenses hang from their neckbands.

 

Getting Around on Foot

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GETTING AROUND ON FOOT

Looking for transportation? Look no farther than the ends of your legs! Walking is a great way to get around and is carbon neutral!

A. Read the passage. Use context clues to figure out the meanings of

the boldfaced words. Then write the definitions in your own words.

Hai crosses busy 43rd Street on his daily walk to work. He usually uses the corner crosswalk. On Monday, however, Hai was late! He thought he would save time by crossing in the middle of the street.

He looked left and right. There was no traffic, so he jogged across.

Then Hai noticed the police car. It was too late! The officer got out and marched toward Hai.

“Don’t you know it’s dangerous to jaywalk?” he asked Hai.

“I’m writing you a ticket.”

Hai stuffed the ticket in his pocket and continued on to work.

Luckily, his hobby was race walking, so he easily picked up the pace.

But even though he hurried, Hai was later than ever for work!

 

Taking a Taxi

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TAKING A TAXI

Taxicab, taxi, and cab are all words that mean a car that carries passengers for a fare.

SPEEDY CAB

A. Notice the boldfaced word in each sentence. Then circle a letter to

show how each sentence should be completed.

1. A passenger who hails a cab is

3. The taxicab dispatcher does the job of a. getting the driver’s attention by calling out and/or raising a hand.

a. scheduling and sending out cabs. b. throwing water on the car.

b. driving a cab. c. paying the driver for the ride. c. washing and repairing the cabs.

2. When taxi drivers say “the meter is running,” they mean a. someone is chasing the cab

because they need a ride.

b. the radiator is leaking water. c. a device is turned on to record how long the ride is lasting.

4. When a cab company charges a flat rate, a passenger can expect to pay a. by the minute. b. nothing. c. a pre-set price for a certain trip.

B. The vocabulary words in this activity are adjectives that might

 

Buying a Car 1

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BUYING A CAR I

Match words in the box with clues.

Write the words on the puzzle. make model sticker price warranty lease trade-in negotiate option rebate msrp

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2. a feature that can be chosen or not chosen

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5. an agreement by which a dealer lets a car be used for a specified length of time and for a certain amount of money

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9. an itemized list of charges and a final price; these appear on a sheet glued to the car window

10. a part given back from the amount paid

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1. the specific style or design of the car, such as a Mustang from Ford

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3. a guarantee that a car company will repair problems or replace parts for a certain length of time

4. to talk over a deal in the hope of reaching an agreement

6. a used car given as partial payment on a new one

7. the name of the company that made the car, such as Buick

8. abbreviation for manufacturer’s suggested retail price

CHALLENGE!  On the back of this sheet, write sentences explaining the

 

Buying a Car 2

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BUYING A CAR II

A. Here are some phrases you might hear when you’re shopping for a car.

Circle a letter to define what it means when a car is described by these words.

1. loaded

a. having many optional features such as air conditioning and power windows

b. powerful

2. under Blue Book

a. less than the price suggested in the standard pricing guide

b. inside the showroom rather than on the lot

3. a demo

a. a brand new model

b. used by a salesperson for test drives

4. the top of the line

a. the fanciest model

b. the first car off the truck

5. a lemon

a. yellow in color

b. having lots of flaws and problems

B. Read the following classified advertisement. Then decide whether

each statement about the car for sale is true or false. Write T or F.

01 Honda Accord, 4Dr, Red, auto, low mi, sunroof, AC, power option. Still under warranty, $15,250 or best offer, 659-2988.

1. _____ The make of the car is 2001.

2. _____ The model of the car is Accord.

 

Automobile Insurance

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AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE

If you drive a car, you must be covered by auto insurance. The words in the box are part of the vocabulary of automobile insurance. agent: person who represents the insurance company and helps the policyholder discounts: amounts taken off the bill premium: the payment made for an insurance policy policy: a driver’s written contract with an insurance company; it states the amount of money to be paid to the company and how much the company will pay in case of certain losses rate: a price or charge per unit of something collision: covers vehicle damages resulting from crashes liable: responsible for and legally obligated to pay deductible: portion of a claim not covered by the insurance company

Choose words from the box to complete each sentence. Use the first letters as clues.

1. When Fredrico bought his first car, he also bought an automobile insurance p____________________.

2. The first p____________________ he sent the company was $435.00.

 

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