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Nouns: appointment, bottle, pen, paper, case, prescription, ring, pain, nose, neck, arm, hand, finger, x-ray, pills, practice, clinic, cabinet, coat stand
Verbs: book, open, close, prescribe, wear, sit, stand, lie, cough, bend, sneeze,
Adverbs: slowly, gently, quickly
Nouns: ache, sore, wrist, ankle, elbow, knee, sprain, injection, infection
Verbs: bend, gargle, sprain, inject
Adjectives: painful, runny, stiff, deep, daily, two times, infected
Adverbs: carelessly, roughly
Nouns: tingle, syringe, needle, pulse, blood pressure
Verbs: wheeze, stings, to take a pulse,
Adjectives: critical, crucial, chronic, mild, swollen, inflamed, blocked
Adverbs: unfortunately, suspiciously,
Face to Face
Hand me the pen
The Doc’s pen
The documents = the docs
Calling : speaking to the receptionist
Good morning can I help you?
Hello, I would like to book an appointment with a doctor
Are you registered at this practice?
I’m afraid we’re not accepting any new patients.
But, I’m really sick!
Do you live in this area?
Have you been there for more than 24 hours but less than 3 months?
Do you have a national insurance card?
No, I don’t think so…
You’ll need to go to A&E (accident and emergency) at the nearest hospital. Have a good day.
Wait, is this the card you’re talking about?
Yes, that’s right but we’re full! You’ll need to register with another doctor in the area, look in the phone book or on the internet. If it’s serious, you’ll need to go to A&E.
How much will it cost?
It’s free to visit a GP at the walk-in centre but the wait times are long.
You will have to pay for the prescription
The hospital charge is 150% of the standard rate.
Patient approaches the reception desk
Receptionist: Greeting / Ask if they have an appointment
Patient: responds with information
Receptionist: Explain the doctor will be delayed
Receptionist: Great, can you fill in this short form and can I have your Medicare card?
Students can improvise an ending to this scene.
Patient enters doctor’s office.
Doctor: greeting, ask for the problem
Patient explains symptoms.
Doctor: Well that doesn’t sound good, can you tell me a bit more about….
Patient improvises, providing more information.
Doctor: give health advice
Patient: ask for advice to deal with boss
Doctor: give sick note and pescription
Patient: give thanks
Doctor: ask for payment