The Doctor’s

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Level 1

Nouns: appointment, bottle, pen, paper, case, prescription, ring,  pain, nose, neck, arm,  hand, finger, x-ray, pills, practice, clinic, cabinet, coat stand, fever, temperature, symptoms, the cold, the flu,

Verbs: book, open, close, prescribe, wear, sit, stand, lie, cough, bend, sneeze, to treat

Adjectives: painful,

Adverbs: slowly, gently, quickly


Doctor: Ok, hello, take a ______ , what’s the _____?

I have a ______ back

Please _____ ______ on the bed

Ah you have a high _______ you must have a ______.

I will ______ you some medicine.

Level 2

Nouns: ache, sore, wrist, ankle, elbow, knee, sprain, injection, infection, stitches, wound, a cut, a tear, thumb

Verbs: bend, gargle, sprain, inject

Adjectives: painful, runny, stiff, deep, daily, two times, infected

Adverbs: carelessly, roughly, naturally

Hello Doctor, I have a ______ throat and a ______ nose.

I see.  What’s this cut? It looks _____  ! We need to ______ it.

For your throat, take this and _____ , _______ a day!


Level 3

Nouns: tingle, syringe, needle, pulse, blood pressure, scratch, scrape, plasters, bruise, bandage

Verbs: wheeze, stings, to take a pulse, wrap

Adjectives: critical, crucial, chronic, mild, swollen, inflamed, blocked

Adverbs: unfortunately, suspiciously,


The deck

The desk






Face to Face

Hand me the pen

Water glasses




The dogs

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.

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Patient approaches the reception desk

Receptionist: Greeting / Ask if they have an appointment

Patient: responds with information

Receptionist: Explain the doctor will be delayed

Patient responds.

Receptionist: Great, can you fill in this short form and can I have your Medicare card?

Students can improvise an ending to this scene.

Doctor’s script:

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

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