– How do you feel today? 

– How often do you see a doctor? 

– Do you have regular check-ups? 

– Have you ever been taken to a hospital? Why?

1. Match the symptoms with the pictures. Think of some illnesses that cause such conditions. Which specialists would you advise to consult?

1) I have a rotten tooth and swollen jaw .

2) She feels dizzy and looks pale .

3) My limbs go numb, I’m going to faint .

4) I have a rash all over my body. 5) He feels shivery/has a fever .

6) I have a runny nose and a cough .

7) I have pain in my stomach and nausea.

8) She feels drowsy and fatigued .

9) I’ve been injured and I’ve twisted my ankle.

10) I’m sneezing, coughing, my nose is blocked up .

2. Match the words in A with the words in B. Sometimes there is more than one possible answer. Make up your own sentences.


1) arms

2) nose

3) leg

4) ankle

5) eyes

6) head

7) throat

8) knee

a) blocked

b) sore

c) itchy

d) bruised

e) swollen

f) grazed

g) twisted

h) broken


1) make

2) give

3) do

4) take

5) have

6) check

7) listen to

8) get

a) an injection

b) some medicine

c) a check-up

d) an operation

e) a pill

f) temperature

g) pulse

h) a chest

i) a blood test

3. Fill in the gaps with the words given below.

hurt / pain / sick / ill / injured / ache / wound

1) I’ve eaten too much chocolate. I feel _________.

2) Ten people were _________ in the accident.

3) Sometimes I have a terrible ________ in my back. It can really ________. I must see a doctor.

4) I’ve got tooth _________, and a head _________. Do you have an aspirin?

5) Its quite a deep _________, you’ll probably need stitches, I’ll take you to the hospital.

6) My aunt is very _________ with cancer. We visited her in hospital yesterday.

prescription / temperature / symptoms / headache / appointment / waiting room / ill / examined

Last week, I felt 1) _________ so I made an 2) _________ to see Dr Smith. I arrived early, and sat in the 3) _________ and read a magazine. I went in to see the doctor, and I told her what my 4) _________ were. I had a bad 5) _________ and a high 6) _________. She 7) _________ me, and gave me a 8) _________ to take to the chemist.

4. Do you have a family doctor or do you go to a general practitioner? What do you think are the main responsibilities of a doctor? Read the article and check.

A physician, medical practitioner, medical doctor, or simply doctor, is a professional who practises medicine, which is concerned with promoting, maintaining, or restoring health through the study, diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment of disease, injury, and other physical and mental impairments. For ages, the profession of a doctor has been one of the most prestigious, respected, and rewarding. However, as society keeps changing, the role of the doctor continues to evolve.

Many people have a local doctor or “GP” who is their first point of contact for health concerns. Advances in science and technology, including increased use of the Internet, and the increasingly multidisciplinary approach to healthcare have also contributed to the changing relationship. Some people have built a relationship with their GP over time, which can be beneficial as the doctor gets 1) _________and medical history. Your GP must be well trained in medicine to specialize in the area of “general practice”. They are qualified 2) _________, such as illnesses or injuries that cannot be treated by over-the-counter medication. They can diagnose and treat diseases, pain and other conditions. They can also help with mental health advice. Some specialize in particular areas such as family practice or children’s health.

If your health problem is more specific, you may need 3) _________in a particular area of health. Your GP will usually write a letter of introduction to explain your health problem to the specialist. If you have a chronic or continual medical problem, a medical specialist might become a part of your healthcare team.

Medical doctors examine, diagnose, and treat patients. There are many medical specialist areas or “disciplines” recognised in every hospital. Based on their findings, they prescribe treatment and medications 4) _________. Some of these include general practice, anaesthetics, surgery, dermatology, emergency medicine, paediatrics, public health medicine, radiology, and rehabilitation medicine. Some medical specialists then undertake more training so they can become even more specialized within their chosen discipline.

If you are not confident about doctor’s medical advice or a diagnosis, you can seek a second opinion. You may ask for a second opinion if you are unsure about a diagnosis or medical treatment option, or if you just want 5) _________is your best option. A second opinion is when you visit another doctor, medical specialist, or healthcare professional 6) _________. You can compare the medical advice and see if the second opinion is similar or the same as of your family doctor or specialist. This can give you confidence if both doctors agree or it can provide you with a different view, and you may get a more varied view of your healthcare condition and your medical options. After seeking a second opinion and when you have all the information you need, you may feel more confident 7) _________.

5. Put these phrases into the correct places in the text. There is one extra.

1) to confirm that the planned treatment

2) to understand particular needs of a person

3) to ask for their opinion

4) to see a medical doctor who specializes

5) to develop new medicines and research cures

6) to make a decision about your treatment

7) to attempt to heal any illnesses or injuries

8) to manage conditions or symptoms

6. Find the synonyms for the words in colour.

drugs / recovery / problems with health / non-prescription drug / constant medical service / general practitioner / phisical or mental defects

7. Read the statements below. Listen to the dialogues and tell whether the statements are about the first (1) or second (2) dialogue.

1) The patient has come for a regular check-up.

2) The patient has some health complaints.

3) The patient has some troubling symptoms.

4) The patient is in good physical shape.

5) The patient told he had some X-rays before.

6) The doctor ordered the patient to take a blood test.

7) The patient comes for check-ups every year.

8) The doctor has examined the patient.

9) The doctor is going to examine the patient.

8. Complete the dialogues. Read the dialogues in roles.

allergies / cold/ earache / headache / prescription / sick / sneeze / stomach / ache /symptoms / throat

Dialogue 1

Doctor: Good morning. Please have a seat here. What’s the problem?

Kate: I have a terrible 1) _______.

Doctor: Do you have any other 2) _____?

Kate: Yes, I feel 3) _______.

Doctor: When did the symptoms start?

Kate: This morning. I think I ate something bad last night.

Doctor: All right. Here’s a 4) _______. for indigestion tablets. If that doesn’t help, please make another appointment.

Dialogue 2

Doctor: How do you feel today?

Kate: I feel terrible. I have a 5) _______ and a sore 6)_______.

Doctor: Do you feel sick?

Kate: No, I don’t feel sick. Sorry, I have to 7) _______ . ATCHOO!

Doctor: Do you have an 8 ) _______?

Kate: No, I don’t.

Doctor: Do you have any 9) _______?

Kate: No, I don’t think so.

Doctor: I think you have a 10) _______. My advice is: go home and get some rest. Here’s a prescription for an aspirin.

9. Make up similar dialogues to the examples above in pairs. State some other diseases and symptoms, give some more advice, add some of the following phrases.

– Feel awful!

– Have complaints!

– Suffer from attacks of …!

– To take … (medicine)… three times a day

– Follow a prescription

– Make a quick recovery

– Apply …/undergo … (a course of vitamin therapy)

10. Paraphrase the sentences using the passive voice with modal verbs.

1) You must have read the patient leaflet carefully before taking the pills.

2) You may not get the cast off until your bones grow back together.

3) You should call an ambulance immediately after the accident.

4) She is very lazy. If you want her to do anything, you have to force her.

5) This hospital can no longer serve the needs of the community, they should have built a new one years ago.

6) No one is able to explain UFO sightings easily.

7) We must not give a child everything he or she wants.

8) Hopefully, scientists will have cured cancer by the year 2050.

9) Benjamin would have won the competition if they hadn’t canceled it.

10) The doctors could have persuaded her, but they let her decide.

11) The earthquake might have injured many people if they weren’t evacuated.

12) Eventually humanity will discover the elixir of eternal life.

11. Put the verbs in parentheses into the active or passive voice. Pay attention to the tense.

A hospital is a place where the sick and the injured people 1) _______ (can/take) for treatment. High-quality emergency care 2) _______ (must/provide) in the hospitals. The doctors and nurses 3) _______ (have to/work) easily in doing their duties to the patients. Every patient 4) _______ (should/treat) by doctor with high care. The atmosphere in the hospitals 5) _______ (should/be) pleasant so the patient 6) _______ (can/feel) comfortable. I’m lucky because I 7) _______ (never /take) to hospital till I 8) _______ (hit) by a car last month. Luckily no bones 9) _______ (break) but the patients after an accident 10) _______ (should/examine) by doctors carefully. So I 11) _______ (must/stay) there for a night and I 12) _______ (could/give) permission to leave the next day.

12. Write an opinion essay. Some people say that healthcare and education should be the responsibility of the government but others think that it is the responsibility of the individuals themselves. Discuss both views and give your opinion. Give reasons and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

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