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Episode 10

In this weeks episode:

In this programme we investigate aspects of health literacy and how to handle a trip to the doctor or pharmacy, feature useful tips on how to write a cheque, and have a really useful guide to D.I.Y.

The programme also includes a studio interview with Clodagh McCarthy who overseas the NALA Plain English programme, a project whose aim is to translate overly complicated jargon into plain English and make it easier for people to understand. Linda Cooke is a student from Dublin who has a keen interest in drama and who plans to go to college next year to study to become a drama teacher. Clodagh and Linda provide examples of nonsensical language that can be found in everyday life such as in hotels or in a legal contract.

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