Interview: Are you traditional in your medical ideas? (Top Notch 3, Unit 2-3)

source: Dương Thu Thuỷ / Pearson Education, INC  2015年3月3日
* social language: describe symptoms; show concern
* grammar: modals may, mightmustbe able to

# video script
Interviewer: Are you traditional in your medical ideas? That is, do you kind of believe in Western medicine, or do you like to explore nontraditional treatments, such as acupuncture or homeopathic medicine?
Joe: I don’t explore nontraditional treatments as much as I would probably like to. I think there’s probably a lot of merit in them, and they haven’t been studied enough.
James: I’m more traditional than anything else in my medication, in my medical practices.
Vanessa: I’m more for the naturalistic approach. I like, you know, more natural herbal medicines.
Interviewer: In your opinion, what are the advantages of traditional Western medicine and surgery?
James: I think the enormous amount of research and ... and ... proven fact that’s behind our medicine just makes it ... makes me feel more comfortable with it.
Interviewer: What do you see as maybe some disadvantages of Western medicine?
Joe: I think at times Western medicine can make the problem worse than trying to make the problems better.
Interviewer: Are there any nontraditional therapies that you use?
Lisa: I drink a lot of tea actually, so I guess that’s pretty nontraditional.
Vanessa: Usually when I feel myself coming down with something, I will take an Echinacea, which is an herbal medicine. I’ll probably drink a lot of orange juice because vitamin C helps you. But if I feel really sick, then I’ll take cough medicine.