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What an awful sound – cracking you knuckles! Some people can and some can’t. Listen in to Rob and Neil to find out if it’s a useful skill or just an annoying habit…

 

 

Vocabulary and definitions

make your flesh creep – you feel frightened or disgusted by something
arthritis – a disease that causes pain and swelling in joints of the body
an old wives’ tale – an old idea or belief that has no scientific support
rehabilitation – the process of helping somebody get better from an illness or injury
MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) – technology hospitals use to produce an image of the inside of a person’s body
insight – understanding
soluble – able to be dissolved
ceramic – made of clay
resilient – (here) able to return to its original shape after being stretched or bent
synthetic – man-made
withstand – cannot be damaged by something
wear and tear – damage as a result of ordinary or everyday use

6 Minute English – Is knuckle cracking good for you? Transcript Video

 

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