Thursday, January 2, 2014

Going to the Doctor - Easy English conversation lesson you can use in class.

Here is an easy English conversation lesson that you can use in your classroom.  It takes about 15 minutes depending upon the level of your class.  A more advanced class will do it in less time.  First you read the dialogue with one student volunteer, and then have the students work in pairs reading the dialog to each other, switching parts saying the dialog to each other.  Good luck!  to my book that is on Amazon:   The Relatives are coming to Visit  

Going to the Doctor

Rina Levy :     Hi Dr. Cohen, I feel terrible. (cough cough)

Dr. Cohen:      What seems to be the matter?

Rina                 I have this terrible cough.

Dr. Cohen       How long have you had the cough?

Rina                 Oh, for about a week.

Dr. Cohen.      Did you have a cold before that?

Rina                 Yes, (cough, cough)

Dr. Cohen       Well, go sit on the table.

Rina                 Ok. (sits on the examining table)

Dr. Cohen       Open your mouth,  yes, yes, sore throat, post nasal drip

Rina                 Is it bad?

Dr. Cohen       Come sit down at the desk.   Good,  you need some medication.

Rina                 I am allergic to all medications that contain penicillin.

Dr. Cohen       I don't think that you need an antibiotic.  Don't worry.

Rina                 Thanks.

Dr. Cohen       I wrote you out a prescription for Robitussin, a cough syrup, to be taken only at bedtime,  and a             nasal spray.  This you use three times a day.

Rina                 But I also need some vitamins. 

Dr. Cohen       Ok, do you need a multi-vitamin? 

Rina                 Yes, and iron and calcium

Dr. Cohen       Well, in order for me to give you those, you need a blood test.  Here's the form.  Just                           go to the nurse next door, she takes blood only until 9:30 am.

Rina                 Why its 9:25.  I'd better hurry! Thank you doctor!  How do I pay you?

Dr. Cohen       Aren't you a member of the Kupat Cholim? 

Rina                 No, I'm just visiting Israel for the summer.  I have my insurance, Blue Sheild from my                        job in New York.

Dr. Cohen       Talk to the receptionist, she will help you all the forms that you need to fill out.  Don't                         worry, feel better!  Bye! 

Speaking exercises:

  1. What seems to be the _______________________ (trouble, problem, matter)?

  1. How long have you had the cough?  Oh, for about ________________ ( two weeks, a week).

  1. Go______________(lie, sit, lean)  on the table.

  1. I am allergic to all ________________( pills, medications, medicines) that contain penicillin.


Pronunciation of some words ending in “ed”

When the last sound of the base verb is k, f,s,p, sh, ch, ck

  watch, laugh, kiss, pick, ask, check, book, - you pronounce ed as/ t/

Work               workt
Walk                walkt
Talk                 talkt
Watch              watcht
Laugh              laught
Kiss                 kisst
Ask                  askt
Check              checkt
Book               bookt
Wash               washt


Say the following sentences:

I booked the plane flight for June 30th,  does that fit your schedule?

I laughed so hard that I fell off the chair!

I asked you to buy milk at the supermarket, why did you bring home wine instead?

She watched the children while I washed the floor.


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