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Drinking Tea for Health
Drinking Tea for Health

Learn English meaning of ‘drinking tea for health’

Date: Sep 25 2017

Themes: Food, Health

Grammar: Articles, Quantifiers, and Determiners

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These days we are surrounded by diet and exercise advice. Every day we hear about a hundred new and alternative ways to get healthy. Every time you turn on the television, some kooky celebrity is telling you about a new exercise routine. Or how to stay hydrated by drinking a new super-water with energy-boosting powers! The health industry is huge, and many people want to profit from it. It’s easy to feel skeptical about all the health foods and fads.

One healthy practice that is not a fad is drinking herbal teas. People have been drinking herbal teas for hundreds of years. Herbal teas can relieve stress, headaches, nausea, sore throats, and can help you sleep. In many cultures, drinking tea is also a way to be social and spend time with family and friends. Spending time with friends also has great health benefits.

Listen as Jordin tells Andy about why she loves drinking herbal teas.

Dialog

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Jordin

Jordin

Andy_H

Andy_H

Andy_H:  Hey, Jo…Whoa. That’s a lot of tea.

Jordin:  Oh, would you like some?

Andy_H:  Um, yeah, sure. Um, quick question, Jordin.

Jordin:  OK.

Andy_H:  Why do you have wha…30 boxes of tea?

Jordin:  Well, I really like tea. It’s a nice way for me to stay hydrated, and I have all these different kinds for different health benefits that I want.

Andy_H:  Wait, wait, wait. Health benefits?

Jordin:  Yeah, like, different herbal teas, different herbs, have different health benefits. Like, Echinacea is really good for boosting your immune system. Or ginger is really good for your digestive system.

Andy_H:  OK. Do they have one that, like, treats your, like, broken bones or something? I’m sorry. That’s just…drinking tea for health? That’s kind of weird.

Jordin:  Well, I mean, if nothing else it at least keeps you hydrated. And that’s good for your health. But then, also, it’s just a nice routine. I like it a lot.

Andy_H:  OK. I mean, I don’t want to negate you or anything. I know that there’s a lot of, you know, alternative, kooky, you know, ways to…

Jordin:  It’s not kooky!

Andy_H:  I’m…I didn’t mean that. I’m sure these, you know, 30 or so teas can, you know, help you out. I just…I can be skeptical of this… You know what? Why don’t you make me a tea. Let me see if I like it.

Jordin:  OK.

 

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Discussion

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Andy asks Jordin why she has, like, 30 boxes of tea. Jordin tells him that she really likes tea. She says that different herbal teas have different health benefits. Echinacea is good for boosting your immune system, and ginger is good for your stomach.

Andy is skeptical. He asks Jordin if any teas are good for healing broken bones. He says drinking tea for health is weird and kooky. Jordin says it’s not kooky! At the very least, drinking tea keeps you hydrated. Andy agrees to try some tea to see if he likes it.

Do you like tea? Do you ever drink tea to help relieve stress or illness?

 

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scheylla

scheyllaSuper Member!

Brazil

I love drinking tea. I usually drink 5 cups of tea per day. It helps my  metabolism and líquid retention gets good. My favorite  are white tea, oliver tea and hibiscus tea, those work very well for me.

10:27 AM Oct 12 2017 |

fcf515

fcf515

Taiwan

I often drink tea, especially green tea which is said to be beneficial to our health. When I eat fatty and oily food, a cup of green tea is a must to get rid of fat.

08:06 PM Oct 02 2017 |

jansladek

jansladek

Slovakia

My favorite os a green T


But I also také a herbal Ts when I feel sick or ill

12:41 PM Sep 25 2017 |

a2020

a2020

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I love tea.and tea help us relieve our stress.every family in Iran drink tea after a meal.

11:13 AM Sep 25 2017 |

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