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Wiki Bitesize Gkall British English Language Episode 2 Level 3 Understanding Health

Understanding Health by Wiki Bitesize Gkall

Health is a multidimensional concept, encapsulating physical, mental, and social well-being, as underscored by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Facets of Health

Health is multifaceted, incorporating physical health, mental health, and social health.

1.Physical Health: This pertains to the body’s operational efficacy, contingent upon nutrition, exercise, sleep, and preventive healthcare.

2.Mental Health: This sphere encompasses emotional, psychological, and social well-being, affecting cognitive processing, emotional regulation, and behaviour.

3.Social Health: This aspect entails an individual’s proficiency in cultivating and maintaining meaningful interpersonal relationships, including behavioural appropriateness in diverse social contexts.

Numerous determinants can impact health, such as genetic predispositions, environmental factors, lifestyle preferences, and healthcare accessibility.

Preventive strategies, including vaccinations, periodic screenings, and salubrious lifestyle practices, are essential for optimal health maintenance.

The future trajectory of health is anticipated to focus on precision medicine, technological innovations, and a comprehensive perspective on well-being.


1. Multidimensional: Having multiple aspects or features.

2. Encapsulating: Express the essential features of something succinctly.

3. Underscored: Emphasised.

4. Facet: Aspect or phase.

5. Pertains: Relates to.

6. Operational efficacy: The effectiveness of a functioning system or process.

7. Contingent upon: Dependent on.

8. Encompasses: Includes comprehensively.

9. Cognitive processing: The mental process of acquiring knowledge and understanding.

10. Proficiency: A high degree of skill.

11. Determinants: Factors which decisively affect the nature or outcome of something.

12. Predispositions: A liability or tendency to suffer from a particular condition, hold a particular attitude, or act in a particular way.

13. Salubrious: Health-giving.

14. Trajectory: The path or progression of a concept over time.

15. Precision medicine: An emerging approach for disease treatment and prevention that takes into account individual variability in genes, environment, and lifestyle.



1. British English Vocabulary: ‘Pertains to’, ‘encompasses’, and ‘trajectory’ are common in academic British English vocabulary.

2. Grammar Rules: The use of complex sentences and the present simple tense to state facts. 

3. Pronunciation: The word ‘multidimensional’ is pronounced /ˌmʌltiːdɪˈmɛnʃ(ə)n(ə)l/ in British English.

4. Spelling Variations: The word ‘behaviour’ is spelled as ‘behavior’ in American English.

5. Idioms and Phrasal Verbs: This version doesn’t contain idiomatic expressions or phrasal verbs, due to its academic nature.

6. Formal and Informal Language: This version uses formal language, appropriate for academic context.

7. British Cultural References: The WHO, which the UK is a member of, provides the definition of health.

8. Quizzes and Exercises: Have learners write an essay on the future of health using new vocabulary and concepts.

9. Common Mistakes: Avoid excessive use of passive voice in academic writing, which may make the text less engaging.

10. British/American English Differences: The spelling of ‘organisation’ and ‘behaviour’ differs in American English (‘organization’, ‘behavior’).

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