Basic Anatomy

Do you study anatomy?
Are you a medical professional?
Some people need English for study or work in the medical field.
Here is a video on basic anatomy:


Hello. Welcome to the video.
This is just a real basic video on anatomy.

We will be looking at bone names, muscle names, type of joint, joint movement, egimous and anteginous, the role of the ligaments and the role of the tendons.

joint – joints
bone – bones
tendon – tendons
ligament – ligaments

The Skeleton

Alright. So here is a snapshot of the human skeleton.

What I would like you to do is, I would like you to pause the video where we are at now.
Study the names.
Take down any notes if you need to.
Once you have finished, carry on.

Once you have finished, carry on.
When you have finished, continue.


Same as before.
What I would like you to do, is I would like you to pause the video.
Study the muscle names as much as you can.
Take down any notes.

muscle – muscles

Once you are happy, carry on.

Once you are happy, carry on.
When you are satisfied with your notes, continue the video.


All Right. Looking at types of joints.

Today we are going to be focusing on two. Two types of joints.

we are going to focus
we are going to be focussing

The first one. We are looking at the elbow and the knee joint. Over here.

Over here, what you can see is a door hinge.

hinge- hinges
joint – joints
elbow – elbows
knee – knees

The reason why I have put this on here is really important because the elbow and the knee are both hinge joints.

Think about the elbow and the knee. They can only create two movements. You can only lift your arm up towards your shoulder and then lift it back down again. Same as a door. It can only open and close.

Your elbow and your knee are hinge joints, similar to the hinge on the door.

like the hinge on the door
similar to the hinge on the door

Ball and Socket Joints

Here we have the shoulder and the hip joint. We call these two joints ball and socket joints.

shoulder – shoulders
hip – hips

If we look here at your hip. Here we have the top of your femur.

This part here on the femur is the ball and if we look at the pelvis. This part here.

That is the socket, that the ball fits into. So it is a nice fairly moveable joint.

There is more than just the two movements.

I can rotate it. I can lift it.

So that joint is called a ball and socket joint.

Can you get the rest of the video?

The lecturer has a New Zealand accent. Have you been to New Zealand? Here is an interview with a New Zealander:

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11 Responses to “Basic Anatomy”

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  1. Johselyn says:

    hi I am a nurse and that lessons are very important for me thanks

  2. Johselyn says:

    hi I am a nurse I need that lessons is very important for me.Thaks

  3. Gulmira says:

    I have an awful ache in my left khee when I stand up or sit down. It is a real help for me because once while I was standing up of my seta in class I had an awful ache in my knee and my sudents asked me what had happened to me but I couldn’ texplain it. Now I know how to explain that.

    • antoinette haddad says:

      hi this lesson very important but please when i am listening to the video i am not understand well please speak slowly

  4. María Avendaño says:

    It’s a very interesting lesson. I have to improve listening. The interlocutor speaks fast.
    Thank you. Have a nice day.

  5. Anton says:

    So great! So helpful for my senior high school students, who cannot access into the internet line. Thank you so much.

  6. natalia says:

    it is useful, thank you

  7. letuoi says:

    I can not hear.

  8. Falorni says:

    I am a teatcher of biologie and géologie

  9. sitthut says:

    great! thank you.

  10. djilali says:

    I can’t hear;
    I need to hear;

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