30 May 2012

Getting Rid of Acne


Activity 1
READING
Read and listen to the text carefully
Double-click on any word to find the definition in the dictionary in bottom right position.



Thanks to advances in medicine, today, virtually every case of acne can be controlled. Many people with mild acne can see clear skin with good skin care and acne products available without a prescription. However, this won’t control everyone’s acne. Sometimes acne control requires a dermatologist’s help. Even severe acne can be successfully controlled with treatment from a dermatologist. 

While treating acne may seem unimportant, research shows treatment has value. Treating acne can prevent additional breakouts and scars. It can improve a person’s quality of life. People living with acne can suffer from low self-esteem, anxiety, and depression. Acne can even discourage people from pursuing life's dreams. When acne is under control, a person’s confidence grows. Anxiety and depression diminish. 

(Adapted from skincarephysicians.com)


Answer the following questions. You may read the glossary to help you understand the passage well.
  1. Why do people need dermatologist’s help to deal with acne?
  2. What do you think about acne?
  3. Based on the text, why do people need to treat acne?
  4. How to control acne?
Glossary



TULISAN
KELAS KATA
CARA UCAP
ARTI
prescription
Noun
/prI"skrIp.әn/
Resep (dokter)
dermatologist
Noun
%d3:.mә"tal.ә.dƷIst
Dokter kulit
treatment
Noun
/"tri:t.mәnt/
Pengobatan
suffer
Verb
/"sɅf.әr/
Menderita
pursuing
Verb
/pә"sju:/
Mengejar
diminish
Verb
dI"mIn.I/
Mengurangi
Activity 2
LISTENING
While listening, complete the blanks in the following text with the word you hear. Click the following audio to hear the text. 




The QuestionCan I pop a pimple if I can see the white part?
The answer by Patrice Hyde, M in October 2009:
It's tempting, but popping or a pimple won't necessarily get rid of the problem. Squeezing can actually push and pus deeper into the skin, which can cause more and redness. Squeezing also can lead to and might leave you with permanent pits or scars.
Because isn't the way to go, patience is the key. Your ... will disappear on its own, and by ... it alone you're less likely to be left with any ... that it was there. To dry a pimple up faster, apply 5% benzoyl peroxide gel or cream once or twice a day. You can buy this over the counter at your local .
If you're concerned about acne, talk to your doctor or a dermatologist.
(Source: Kidshealth.org)

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