The Reading / Listening - Doctors - Level 0

A study says female doctors are better than male doctors, but get less pay. Researchers looked at three million medical records. The numbers of people who stayed in hospital a second time or who died were lower if the doctor was female. Death rates were 15.02% for patients of female doctors and 15.57% for male doctors.



Researchers did not say why women gave better care. They said it was important to know why. One researcher said, "32,000 fewer patients would die" in the USA each year if male doctors worked like female doctors. He said it was wrong that male doctors got paid more than female doctors. He said women were better at their jobs.

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Sources
  • http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/female-doctors-outperform-male-counterparts_us_58596b31e4b0b3ddfd8ef29e
  • https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/female-doctors-may-be-better-for-older-patients-health/
  • http://www.livescience.com/57262-hospital-patients-with-female-doctors-have-lower-death-risk.html


Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities, crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)



Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. A study says female doctors
  2. get less
  3. three million medical
  4. The numbers of
  5. stayed in hospital a
  6. lower if the doctor
  7. Death
  8. patients of
  1. second time
  2. records
  3. people
  4. rates
  5. are better
  6. female doctors
  7. pay
  8. was female

Paragraph 2

  1. Researchers did not say
  2. women gave better
  3. They said it was important
  4. 32,000 fewer
  5. if male doctors worked
  6. He said it was
  7. male doctors got paid
  8. women were better
  1. to know why
  2. wrong
  3. patients would die
  4. more
  5. why
  6. at their jobs
  7. like female doctors
  8. care

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

A study says female doctors (1) ___________________ male doctors, but (2) ___________________. Researchers looked at three (3) ___________________ records. The numbers of people who stayed in hospital (4) ___________________ or who died (5) ___________________ the doctor was female. Death rates were 15.02% (6) ___________________ female doctors and 15.57% for male doctors.

Researchers (7) ___________________ women gave better care. They said it was (8) ___________________ why. One researcher said, "32,000 (9) ___________________ would die" in the USA each (10) ___________________ doctors worked like female doctors. He said (11) ___________________ that male doctors got paid more than female doctors. He said women (12) ___________________ their jobs.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Astudysaysfemaledoctorsarebetterthanmaledoctors,butgetlesspay
.Researcherslookedatthreemillionmedicalrecords.Thenumbersofpe
oplewhostayedinhospitalasecondtimeorwhodiedwerelowerifthedoct
orwasfemale.Deathrateswere15.02%forpatientsoffemaledoctorsan
d15.57%formaledoctors.Researchersdidnotsaywhywomengavebet
tercare.Theysaiditwasimportanttoknowwhy.Oneresearchersaid,"3
2,000fewerpatientswoulddie"intheUSAeachyearifmaledoctorswork
edlikefemaledoctors.Hesaiditwaswrongthatmaledoctorsgotpaidmor
ethanfemaledoctors.Hesaidwomenwerebetterattheirjobs.

Student survey

Write five GOOD questions about this topic in the table. Do this in pairs. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper. When you have finished, interview other students. Write down their answers.

(Please look at page 12 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

Discussion — Write your own questions

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

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STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

(i) ________________

(j) ________________

(k) ________________

(l) ________________

(m) ________________

(n) ________________

(o) ________________

(p) ________________





Free writing

Write about this topic for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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Answers

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