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AT THE HOSPITAL

Doctors front desk


Patient
DF

Hello, how may I help you?

I would like to make an appointment with Doctor Smith please?

DF

What would you like to see him for?

I need my annual physical and I have a shoulder problem. It is aching

DF

Doctors Smith has openings next week, are you free on Monday or Tuesday?

I am free on Tuesday afternoon

DF

We will schedule you for next week. Tuesday at 3 pm.

Seeing a doctor
P

Hi doctor, I came today because I need a flu shot and to get a checkup.

Have you had a flu shot in the past year?

P
:
No, not in the past few years. My knee hurts as well. I have been running a lot
more and think it is injured.
D

When did the pain start and does it still hurt now?

about two weeks ago and yes, it still hurts

I suggest you ice it and I will prescribe you some pain medication.

Thank you, doctor

Visiting a patient
P

Hello, I am here to visit my sister

DF

What is your sisters name?

Her name is Annette Simmons. She is going to have a baby.

DF

Oh, congratulations! Yes, I see here Ms. Simmons is in the maternity ward.
Do you need directions?

Yes, please

DF

She is in the east wing. Take this elevator to the third floor and walk down the h
hall then make a right turn. She is in room 304

Thank you

Seeking help
DF

May I help you, sir?

Yes, my child is running a fever and we need help immediately.

DF

How long has he had a fever?

He has had a fever for the last few hours and will not eat. I am afraid
he is sick.

DF

Have a seat and we will and we will get a doctor to see you right away.

Expression of suffering:
- I suffer from . . .
- I have suffered from . . . for . . .
- My . . . hurts
- My . . . is aching
- I have . . . ache
- I feel pain in my . . .
- Ive got . . .
-

Adjective to describe sickness:


- terrible
- painful
- so much
- intense
- acute

Expression of offering assistance:


- How may I help you?
- How can I help you?
- What can I do to help?
- Help = assist

Expression of making an appointment:


- I would like to make an appointment
with . . .
- I would to have a schedule with . . .
- I would like to see doctor . . .
- I wonder whether/if . . . is available on . .
.

Discussing the symptoms:


- What is the matter?
- What is the problem?
- What are the symptoms?
- Which part of your body where it hurts?
- Where do you feel the pain?
- How long have you had the . . .?
- Do you have any allergies?

Making suggestion:
- I suggest you to . . . for
- I recommend you to . . .for
- Youd better . . . for . . .
- Youd rather . . . for . . .

List of possible questions for IELTS Speaking part 1


1. What do you do in your spare time?
2. What is/are your leisure activities?
3. Could you tell me what do you like about your hometown?
4. What was your favorite subject when you were in high school?
5. What do you like the most about your hometown?
6. What are your plans next year?
7. How often do you go on holiday?
8. Tell me about your last holiday?
9. What would like to have as birthday present?
10. How do you prefer to travel on your holiday?
11. How do you describe typical weather in your hometown?
12. What is your favorite dress?
13. What do you find interesting about learning English?
14. Why do you learn English?
15. Why do you think people need to have a hobby?