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Doctor's Visit

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I. Introduction:

When you get sick, you might have to make an appointment to visit a doctor for a physical checkup. Talking to the doctor and explaining your symptoms might not be too difficult unless you are talking in a different language than your own. Furthermore, just finding a doctor can be a challenging experience. Listen to the words below and consult a dictionary if you need a definition. Write a sample sentence for each word to learn how it is used in context. You can use the Internet to find sample sentences and related information.

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  • clinic
  • co-payment
  • doctor's office
  • examination room
  • health insurance
  • hospital
  • medical condition
  • medical exam
  • medical history
  • medicine
  • nurse
  • patient
  • prescription
  • side effects
  • symptoms
  • consult a doctor
  • get a shot
  • make an appointment
  • take your temperature

II. Practice: Top
Now, complete the sentences below with the best answer:
1. Be sure to ask the doctor if there are any _____________ to taking any medication. Otherwise, you run the risk of having complications, and the drugs that should be helping you feel better can make your condition worse.

A. symptoms B. exams C. side effects

2. If you think you are running a fever, then you ought to _______________ to see how hot you are.

A. take your temperature B. get a shot C. take some aspirin

3. There are several ____________ in the lobby waiting for medical exams.

A. doctors B. nurses C. patients

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III. Follow-Up: Top
What are some home remedies for helping you feel better if you have any of the following conditions: a headache, a cold, a fever, nausea (the feeling of throwing up), and a sore throat. For example, I often eat hot chicken soap when I have a cold.

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