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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, fever, temperature, symptoms, the cold, the flu, problem, issue, matter
Verbs: book, open, close, prescribe, wear, sit, stand, lie, cough, bend, sneeze, to treat
Adjectives: painful, sore, aching
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.
Nouns: ache, sore, wrist, ankle, elbow, knee, sprain, injection, infection, stitches, wound, a cut, a tear, thumb
Verbs: bend, gargle, sprain, inject, treat
Adjectives: sore, 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!
Nouns: tingle, pins and needles, syringe, needle, pulse, blood pressure, scratch, scrape, plasters, bruise, bandage, plaster cast, a sting
Verbs: wheeze, stings, to take a pulse, wrap, to swell, x-ray
Adjectives: critical, crucial, chronic, mild, swollen, inflamed, blocked, faint, broken, fractured
Adverbs: unfortunately, suspiciously, painfully
Doctor, my leg really hurts, I fell off a truck.
Well Mr Smith, oh dear, it is _______ (very important) that we _- ____ your leg. Aha, now we can see it is______ you will need a ________ _____
Doctor, I was _____ by a wasp, and now my arm is _______
Oh dear, I will give you an injection. This will ______ a little.
Doctor, my lungs are ________ and my nose is _______, it’s hard to breathe!
Ok, I will give you a ______ (not strong) decongestant
Doctor, I feel ______ all the time, I’m really tired.
Ok, let me _____ your _____. Do you have any other symptoms?
When I wake up, my arm feels like it’s dead!
Well, if you sleep on your arm, you will feel _____ and ______, because the blood flow is reduced. _________ there is nothing I can do about that!
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: Ask patient to complete the form and ask for their Medicare card
Students can improvise an ending to this scene.
In the Doctor’s office:
Patient enters doctor’s office.
Doctor: greeting, ask for the problem
Patient: explain one symptom.
Doctor: ask more questions to get more precise information
Patient: provide more information.
Doctor: give health advice
Patient: ask to stay home
Patient: ask how to explain to your boss
Doctor: give sick note and pescription
Patient: give thanks
Doctor: ask for payment
Patient: Has card
Doctor: Cannot accept card