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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?
“keep fit” = stay in good healthy condition
“I like to go hiking to keep fit.”
“shed pounds” = lose weight
“I suggest you shed a few pounds to improve your health.”
A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.
Receptionist: Okay. Could I have your name please? Ronald: Yes. My name is Ronald Schuller.
Receptionist: And may I ask who referred you to our office? Ronald: Uh, I drove past your office yesterday.
Receptionist: Okay. Um . . . how about Thursday at 8:15 A.M.?
Ronald: Well, to tell the truth, I fell from a ladder two days ago while painting my house, and I sprained my ankle when my foot landed in a paint can.
Receptionist: Look, Mr. Schuller. Please come in today. I don't think your case can wait.
Do the vocabulary quizzes with the words from the conversation for more practice:
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.
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.