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Culture(s): Who to speak to about your health problems and your privacy

Regardez la vidéo et consultez l'aide. Associez les paroles à la bonne situation.
Watch the video and check the help section. Match the words to the correct situation.
Glissez-déposez les éléments Help on how to respond the exercice
Saying that everything is fine.
Ça va, ça va… Franchement les gars.
Asking how it's going.
Comment ça va ?
Comment allez-vous ?
Saying that it's not going well.
Je ne sais pas ce que j’ai en ce moment. C’est un truc bizarre qui m’arrive.
Le soir, j’arrive pas à m’endormir et le matin je n’arrive pas à me lever.
J’ai des soucis.
Ça ne va pas.
nbOk item (s) out of nb placed correctly
Watch out !
Well done !
Published on 04/04/2013 - Modified on 13/12/2019
Le 1er homme
Ça va, ça va… Franchement les gars.
Le 2e homme
Tu crois que c’est moi que tu vas berner comme ça ? Tu [n’] oublies pas que je t’ai connu gamin, quand même.
Le 3e homme
Toi, là, sur ton visage, c’est marqué : « J’ai des soucis. »
Le 1er homme
Je [ne] sais pas ce que j’ai en ce moment. C’est un truc bizarre qui m’arrive. Le soir, je [n’] arrive pas à m’endormir et le matin je [n’] arrive pas à me lever.
The 1st man I'm all right, I'm all right...seriously, guys.The 2nd man You think you're going to fool me like that? Don't forget that I knew you even as a kid!The 3rd man It's written across your face, right there: "I'm troubled."The 1st man I don't know what's wrong with me lately. A weird thing has been happening to me. I can't seem to fall asleep at night and I'm not able to get up in the morning.

Culture(s) / Who to speak to about your health problems and your privacy

In your country, in your culture, is health a topic of conversation? Is it common to ask about a person's health just after greeting him/her? If someone asks you how you are doing, how do you answer? If you don't feel well, do you say it to the people you are meeting in a public place?
In France, Belgium and Switzerland, it's common to respond positively to the question "Comment ça va?" (How are you?). If someone is with a person that they know, after the greetings, the person always says that he/she is doing well. If the person asking the question insists or mentions his/her goodwill or their close relationship, then the other person may respond: "I'm not doing well." If the person is with a close friend or a close family member, when things aren't going well, he/she answers: "I'm not doing well," or "not so good." A person only goes into detail about the problem with friends, family and relatives.
Generally, someone does not talk about his/her private life, but does sometimes confide in a close friend.
In Canada, where communication is generally more informal, the response to "How are you?" may be "not bad," or more often, "pretty good."
The most polite way to ask how someone is doing is "Comment allez-vous" ("How are you doing?"). This is used in formal situations and shows a certain degree of respect.
In Francophone culture, it is very rare to go to the doctor with someone; people prefer to be alone with the doctor to talk about personal problems.
It should also be noted that in general, conventional Western medicine is more concerned with the patient's physical condition than his/her moral condition. However, people are starting to use alternative medicine more and more, such as acupuncture, herbal medicine and homoeopathy.

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