Lesson 69 –  Health and Safety – Differences between do/make

Curso de Inglés Gratuito B2




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  • Health and safety
  • Fire regulations
  • A building site
  • It may seem that
  • Make a fuss
  • Be accused of
  • Over cautious
  • Are required to
  • Protect their employees
  • To ensure safety
  • The working environment
  • A very dangerous place
  • To put in place
  • To do harm to themselves
  • They do not observe
  • One of the major issues
  • To be served to the public
  • To wash their hands
  • Out of date
  • The right temperature
  • Raw meat
  • Airtight containers
  • Hand soap dispensers
  • Making reports
  • Cleaning procedures
  • To keep on top of
  • To make excuses
  • Unfortunate
  • Food poisoning
  • High profile
  • Extreme vigilance
  • You are responsible for
  • Crew members
  • Film stars
  • Cameras
  • Sound equipment
  • Lighting
  • Constantly require
  • Utmost attention
  • Regular maintenance
  • Compelling
  • Ominous
  • A film set
  • It was realised
  • Unfortunate occurrence
  • Plagued with accidents
  • Severe shocks and burns
  • Made contact
  • Falling through
  • Accidents can still happen
  • Falling from a horse
  • A broken pelvis
  • A heart attack
  • The following day
  • Legislation
  • Is responsible for
  • Relevant to
  • Working environment


-Health ans safety-

Lesson 69 – Health and safety

Health and safety is a key part of any industry, from fire regulations in an office to wearing helmets on a building site. It may seem that some make a fuss and can be accused of being over cautious but businesses are required to do their duty and protect their employees. Businesses therefore do their best to ensure safety within the working environment.

A kitchen can be a very dangerous place to work if the right precautions are not put in place. Chefs can certainly do harm to themselves and others if they do not observe health and safety protocol. Hygiene is one of the major issues, whether you are doing the cooking or doing the washing. Anyone who makes food to be served to the public must always wash their hands, wear hairnets, ensure that food is not out of date, preserve the food correctly (keeping the fridge at the right temperature, placing raw meat at the bottom of the fridge, keeping food in airtight containers). Regularly checking that hand soap dispensers are full, having a regular stock of hairnets and gloves and making reports in regards to use-by dates and cleaning procedures are all essential ways to keep on top of Health and Safety within the kitchen. Making sure your standards are high means that you don’t have to make excuses should something unfortunate happen, like food poisoning.

Doing a job as high profile as film making requires extreme vigilance when it comes to Health and Safety. Firstly, you are responsible for hundreds of crew members and film stars. Cameras, sound equipment, lighting, sets, constantly require the utmost attention and regular maintenance. Arguably, one of the most compelling and ominous accidents that have occurred on a film set was the death of Bruce Lee’s son, Brandon, on the set of The Crow in 1993. Using a prop .44 magnum loaded with a full-powder blank, too late it was realised that a bullet was already lodged in the barrel, hitting Lee in the abdomen and killing him.

What is so ominous about this unfortunate occurrence is that one of the prop masters, making their check on the equipment, discovered a live round in one of the prop guns. In fact, the entire film was plagued with accidents, including, a carpenter receiving severe shocks and burns when their scissor lift made contact with a power line, a worker driving a screwdriver through his hand and a stuntman falling through the roof of a set.

Even when you do your best to ensure complete safety, accidents can still happen. The Return of the Musketeers (1989) saw the unfortunate death of actor Roy Kinnear. After falling from a horse in Toledo, Spain, Kinnear sustained a broken pelvis. He died from a heart attack at a hospital in Madrid, the following day.
The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 is the primary piece of legislation covering occupational health and safety in Great Britain. The Health and Safety Executive is responsible for enforcing the Act and a number of other Acts and Statutory Instruments relevant to the working environment.

Facts: The modern fire extinguisher was invented by George William Manby in 1818; it consisted of a copper vessel of 3 gallons of potassium carbonate solution contained within compressed air.



Interactive Video Comprehension Quiz 1

Summary Statements Comprehension Quiz 2

Drag and Drop Quiz 3: 



Today, our goal is to learn the lists of expressions which go with “make” or “do”.

  • Make” generally relates to causing or creating:


A changeA choiceA complaintA decisionA demand
A discoveryA demandA discoveryA fortuneA fuss about
A guessA journeyA messA mistakeA noise
A profit/lossA reportA requestA speechA treaty with
A tripAn appointmentAn arrangementAn effortAn excuse for
An offerBreakfast/Lunch/DinnerCertain of/aboutEnquiriesFriends with
EnquiriesFun ofGoodMoneyPeace with
ProgressRoom forSure ofThe bedThe best of
The most ofTroubleYour willWar on
  • “Do” is related to general actions:
A favourA jobA serviceAn exercise
An operationBusinessThe crosswordsDamage
EvilHarmJusticeThe dishes
The ironingThe cookingThe washingYour homework
Your bestYour worstYour dutyYour teeth


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