At the Doctor’s Office

English Vocabulary 15 May 2010 | 6 Comments


If you visit or move to the US, you may need to go to the doctor’s office at some point. Here are some common symptoms that might make you go to the doctors:

headache
stomach ache/belly ache/tummy ache
dizzy/vertigo – This is when you feel like the room is spinning
nauseated – This is when you feel like you might throw up.
fever
sore throat
pain in a part of your body

Here’s a dialog of a person visiting a doctor. Try to say it out loud and practice your pronunciation.

Dr. Spicey: Hi, My name is Dr. Spicey. Could you tell me what’s going on with you?
You: Yeah, I have reoccurring headaches.
Dr. Spicey: Which part of your head? Are they on your forehead?
You: No, they are right above my nose, by my eyes.
Dr. Spicey: How often do you get them?
You: Almost every day.
Dr. Spicey: What time of day?
You: In the afternoon usually.
Dr. Spicey: I see…
You: Will I be okay?
Dr. Spicey: Of course. Just take this medicine and you’ll feel a lot better. You are having tension headaches.
You: Okay, thank you so much. I will start taking the medicine. How often do I take the pills?
Dr. Spicey: Just 1 pill once a day.

How did you do? Try it again, but this time try a different symptom instead of a headache and see if you can walk through the whole conversation.

6 Responses on “At the Doctor’s Office”

  1. I understand everything except ‘sore throat’. What’s that?

  2. Yvonne says:

    Hi Gabriel! Your throat is the inside of your neck. Sore is another word for hurt. You get a sore throat at the beginning of a cold usually. Does that help?

  3. Aida Tomio says:

    Those vocabulary are very advantageous for me. Thank you so much.

  4. Yvonne says:

    Hi Aida! It’s my pleasure!
    Thanks so much for your comment. I’m glad you find the post useful! I look forward to talking with you more!

  5. Takunori Sanuki says:

    Thank you! Very instructive.Great!

  6. Yvonne says:

    Great, so glad you like it! Thanks for coming to my blog!

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