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Everyday Dialogues

At the Doctors
1. Dialogue Reading
Read the dialogue with your partner a few times. Take turns being each character. Practice your intonation and pronunciation.

Dr. Barnes: Good morning, Mr. Perez. How are you feeling today? Mr. Perez: I have a bad sore throat. Dr. Barnes: When did it start? Mr. Perez: Three days ago. Dr. Barnes: Do you have any other symptoms? Mr. Perez: I have a slight fever. Dr. Barnes: Okay. Ill have a look at your throat. Im going to give you a prescription for an antibiotic. Mr. Perez: How often should I take it? Dr. Barnes: Take a pill three times a day for seven days. Youll probably start to feel better in a couple of days. Mr. Perez: Thank you, Doctor Barnes. Find New Expressions
Write down any useful or new expressions and words in the elds below.

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2. Practice
Work with your partner. Role-play the dialogue, substituting the different expressions below. Then reverse roles.

How are you feeling today? What seems to be the problem? Whats bothering you? Whats the matter?
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Everyday Dialogues
At the Doctors
2. Practice - continued I have a bad sore throat. I have a terrible cough. I have a migraine headache. I have a stomach-ache. I have a rash on my arm. I have a slight fever. It hurts when I swallow. I have a bad cold. I feel nauseated. I am vomiting. Its very itchy. I have the chills. Ill have a look at your throat. Let me look at your arm. Ill examine your ears. Im going to give you a prescription for an antibiotic. Ill write you a prescription for some cough syrup. Heres a prescription for a pain killer. Heres a prescription for an ointment. When did it start? How long have you had it? How long has it been bothering you? Three days ago. It started last week. Since Monday. About three days. Do you have any other symptoms? Does anything else hurt? Is anything else bothering you? Take a pill three times a day for seven days. Take the cough syrup before bedtime every night for a week. Use these drops twice a day for ten days. Apply the cream to your rash twice a day until it disappears.

Youll probably start to feel better in a couple of days. Youll probably start to feel better by the end of the week. Youll probably start to feel better by three or four days. It will probably clear up in a few days. 3. Health problems. Match the symptoms.
___1. u ___2. rash ___3. nauseated ___4. cough ___5. sore throat ___6. cut nger ___7. sprained ankle ___8. big bruise ___9. back-ache ___10. cold a. sore chest b. cant swallow c. cant walk d. purple skin e. cant bend f. red, itchy skin g. sneezing h. vomiting i. fever and chills j. bleeding
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Everyday Dialogues
At the Doctors
4. Dialogue Building
Complete the dialogue below with appropriate expressions.

Doctor:

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Patient: Doctor:
Patient:

I have ________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ Is anything else bothering you?


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Doctor:
Patient:

_________________________________________________________________ Doctor: Ill have a look at _______________________________________. Heres a prescription ________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________
Patient:

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5. Write your own dialogue


Work with a partner and write your own new dialogue using any phrases from page 2. Then practice the dialogue and present it to your class.