This is a short English language lesson to practice when you see the doctor and various health symptoms.
Let us speak and practice the health symptoms first.
I have a fever
I have a virus
I have an infection
I have a high temperature
I have a runny nose
I have a cough
I have a sore throat
I have a rash
I have a headache
I have a stomach ache
I have an ear ache
I have tooth ache
I have a swollen foot
I have a bruise
I have an injury
I have a lump on my knee
I have a broken arm
Now, let’s go and see the doctor. An appointment is usually necessary.
DOCTOR Next patient please
PATIENT Good morning Doctor.
DOCTOR Good morning Mr. Brown. What is the matter?
PATIENT I’m not feeling well
DOCTOR What are your symptoms?
PATIENT I have a cough and a runny nose
DOCTOR I see. When did it start?
PATIENT About a week ago Doctor.
DOCTOR Did you take any medicine?
PATIENT I took a couple of tablets but nothing else
DOCTOR All right me, pop up on the couch and let me check you out
PATIENT Ok, yes.
DOCTOR Breathe in. Breathe out.
PATIENT What do you think Doctor?
DOCTOR A minor illness, nothing too serious.
PATIENT Will I be ok?
DOCTOR Yes of course. Here’s the prescription for the medicine you need.
PATIENT Thank you Doctor.
DOCTOR Take it to the pharmacy desk to get the medicine. There is a small fee to pay.
PATIENT No problem. Thank you again Doctor.
DOCTOR If you are still feeling unwell in another week, come back to see me again.
PATIENT Yes I will.
DOCTOR Goodbye Mr. Brown. (on the Intercom) Next Patient please.