Health


Going to the Chemist

A chemist can give you advice about over-the-counter medicines. You can ask a question like “Can you give me some advice about…” Example 2 You can also use…

Describing Symptoms to a Doctor

When you go to a doctor, be prepared to say what your symptoms are. You can revise useful medical vocabulary here. Example 2 This is another typical conversation…

At the Chemist – Filling a Prescription

A chemist may not always have the medicine you need. Here are some phrases you might hear, as well as phrases that you can use. A “prescription” is…

Asking a Doctor Questions

If you don’t understand a doctor’s advice, ask questions. You might want to ask what the procedure is (for example, to get blood tests done), or whether the…

Talking about Minor Irritations

If you go on holiday, you might have minor health problems, such as getting sunburnt or getting stung or bitten by an insect. Here are some ways you…

Chatting about health

English-speaking people often talk about their (and other people’s) health. When we talk about our own health, we tend to downplay serious problems and keep the conversation as…


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