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Medical Advice
I. Pre-Listening Exercises
II. Listening Exercises
III. Vocabulary
IV. Post-Listening
V. Online Investigations

Level:Topic:Type:Speakers:Length:
medium making appointmentsconversationman - woman01:35

I. Pre-Listening Exercises [Top]

What are some of the most common problems for which people go to a doctor when seeking medical advice and an examination? Do you ever look for medical advice or medication online?

HELPFUL TIP: Be prepared to discuss your past medical history when speaking with a doctor. The information might be helpful in diagnosing your problem and prescribing medicine for your condition.

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II. Listening Exercises [Top]

First, listen to the conversation by pressing the "Play Audio" button, and answer the questions. Press the "Final Score" button to check your quiz.

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1. What is the man's name?
A. Russell
B. Randall
C. Ronald

2. From the conversation, how did the man probably find out about Dr. Carter?
A. He saw the office on his way home from work.
B. A friend referred him to Dr. Carter's office.
C. He found Dr. Carter's number in the phone book.

3. What time does he schedule an appointment to see Dr. Carter?
A. Tuesday
B. Wednesday
C. Thursday

4. Why does the man want to see the doctor?
A. He hurt his knee when a tall ladder fell on him.
B. He injured his ankle when he fell from a ladder.
C. He sprain his hand when he fell off the roof of his house.

5. What does the receptionist suggest at the end of the conversation?
A. The man should put some ice on his injury.
B. The man needs to come into the office right away.
C. The man ought to take it easy for a few days.


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III. Vocabulary Activities [Top]
Review the key vocabulary from the conversation: [ Why do these? ]

IV. Post-Listening Exercises [Top]

What are you major concerns in visiting medical facilities, for example, a doctor's office or a hospital, in a foreign country? What differences have you noticed in the medical care, facilities, and attitudes of doctors and nurses towards patients in comparison with those in your own country? Share your opinions on the topic.

V. Online Investigations - [ What's This? ] [Top]
Imagine that you have one of the illnesses or conditions below. Use the Internet to compare two companies or services that provide medical solutions or products to deal with the problem. Which company or doctor appears to provide the best solution in terms of product guarantee, price, and reputation? Are there products that appear to promise too much and seem questionable? Share your ideas.

  • a sore back or other muscles
  • bad breath
  • a stomachache
  • poor vision
  • hair loss
  • bad acne

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