Birth

Aktualizacja: 17 lut 2019

[English vocabulary lesson on birth // Lekcja słówek angielskich o narodzinach]

'Have I told you my wife gave birth to a beautiful girl last week (= our daughter was born)?' 'Congratulations! You must be in seventh heaven now! You wanted to become a father so much!' 'I am happy, but the beginnings were quite hard.' 'What do you mean?' 'Well, Julie had to stay in hospital for a few weeks, it was quite a difficult pregnancy (= she had some problems when she was pregnant). And then she was in labour (= trying to give birth to a baby) for eight hours, poor thing. I was present at birth (= when the baby was born). ' 'But it's all over now, isn't it?' 'Yeah. Now the time has come for sleepless nights (= without sleep), feeding (= giving food), changing nappies and all the other joys of looking after a newborn baby (= a baby that's just been born).' 'What did you name your daughter?' 'Helen. My wife liked the name very much. The christening is going to take place next month (= religious ceremony during which a name is given to a child).' 'So, your wife is going to stop working now that the baby is born?' 'Sure. She will be on maternity leave for 4 months (= a holiday women get to look after a child) and then we are thinking of employing a child-minder (= a babysitter) to look after the baby. But we'll see. How's your wife doing? I know she is also expecting a baby (= she is pregnant).' 'Yes, it's due in November (= it will be born). But so far she's been doing fine.' 'Would you like a son or a daughter?' 'Actually, I don't mind whether it's a boy or a girl as long as it's healthy.' 'So, now I'll keep my fingers crossed for both of you, or in fact, the three of you ...'


EXERCISE 1

Complete each gap with one word.

1. They want to hire a child-………………….. to look after their newborn.

2. ‘What did you ………………….. your son?’ ‘Eric.’

3. Poor Jenny was ………………….. labour for twelve hours!

4. Jessica is now ………………….. maternity leave.

5. Whenever a baby poops, you have to change the ………………….. .

6. When a child is born, you face many sleepless …………………..

EXERCISE 2

Add the missing vowels (a, e, I, o, u), then answer the questions.

1. What is the most challenging aspect of looking after a ……………………… NWBRN?

2. Should ……………………… PRGNNT women have any special rights or privileges?

3. How long should the ……………………… MTRNTY leave be?


KEY

Ex.1

1. minder

2. name

3. in

4. on

5. nappy

6. nights


Ex.2

1. newborn

2. pregnant

3. maternity

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