Guardian column about taking a “smart pill”
Video from The Economist on the likely future of drug legalization
prescription drug (noun phrase)
performance-enhancing drug (noun phrase)
freak [s/b] out (phrasal verb)
side effect (noun phrase)
payday loan (noun phrase)
pay through the nose (set expression)
First read the article for gist to discuss the following:
- What was the author’s experience?
- Should performance-enhancing drugs of all sorts be more widely available?
The author used many great adjectives such as:
looming (ed / ing adj.)
dread (ing / ed adj, regular verb)
Go through the text again and highlight unfamiliar adjectives.