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Helpful Words and Phrases

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  1. document
    • ex. His assignment is to document the progress of the project.
    • ex. The store decided to slash the prices of their new products.
    • ex. Exercising regularly is an effective way to be healthy.
    • ex. The IT team used a dummy account to test whether the new application worked.
    • ex. He is getting insurance for his new car to protect himself and his family in case of an accident.


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Wegovy, a popular weight-loss drug, reduced the risk of serious heart problems by 20% in an international study. Experts say this could change the way doctors manage specific heart patients. This is the first research to document that an obesity medicine can not only slash pounds. But also safely prevent a heart attack in people who already have heart disease.

Wegovy has a higher dose compared to the diabetes treatment Ozempic. It is already known to reduce the risk of serious heart problems in people who have diabetes. The study’s goal was to determine if the same is true for those without the disease. Losing weight can improve heart health, but no safe and effective medicine has been proven to reduce specific risks, according to Dr. Francisco Lopez-Jimenez.

The new study involved over 17,500 people. It revealed a 20% reduction in heart-related problems among those who received the drug compared to those who received the dummy shot. And the results could change ideas about obesity drugs and pressure health insurance companies to cover them.

This material was based on an article by The Associated Press.


Choose a topic and discuss the questions with your tutor.

International Study/ Research

  • Do you want to participate in an international study/research? Why or why not? Discuss.
  • Imagine you can lead an international study or research. What topic would you study/research about? Discuss.
  • Why do you think researchers do international study/research? Discuss.


  • What are the types of insurance you are familiar with (ex. car insurance, health insurance)? Discuss.
  • Is health insurance provided by the government or through private companies in your country? Discuss.
  • What features would you want to be added to your health insurance? Why? Discuss.