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Doctors and Medicine (Learn English Conversation) PRACTICE 3 lesson C
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Learn the basic vocabulary and expressions you need to know when visiting a doctor or talking about illness.

MORE RELATED DOCTOR'S VIDEOS BELOW.

Good evening class tonight we are going to talk about doctors and patients and medicine. Is she a doctor or a patient?
- A doctor.
Right! a doctor examines a patient. who takes the medicine the doctor or the patient?
- The patient
Yes the doctor tells you what medicine to take. The doctor also examines you and tells you what to do, for example: open your mouth, say ahh, breathe in, breathe out.

let's practice. Everybody listen to my instructions and do what I say. Ready?
open your mouth, say ahh, breathe in, breathe out.
Good! good job" Now let's watch the doctor examine the patient.

Breathe in, breathe out, breathe in again, hold your breath. Okay. let it out. Say ahh.
I wanna take your temperature. Where is the thermometer. Oh, here it is.
Open your mouth. Close your mouth. Let's take your pulse. Lift your arm. Bend your elbow.

Looks good. Good pulse. Let's check your weight.
Stand up. Step on the scale.

Ok class, what's this?
- A thermometer.
Right! a thermometer, thermometer. Repeat.
- Thermometer.
Good! and what about this? Nobody? It's a stethoscope, stethoscope. Repeat.
- Stethoscope.
Good! and this?
- A scale?
Right! A scale, scale. Repeat.

Ok, now I need somebody to be a patient. Luis, how about you? Please come to the front of the class.

Okay Luis. I'm the doctor, and you will be the patient. Ready?
How are you feeling today, Luis.
- Fine.
Good. I see you're here for a check-up?
- Uhum
Ok. Please step on the scale. Good!
Please, sit on the table.
Breathe in, breathe out, breathe in and hold your breath.
Everything looks great. You can breathe out now.
You are fine. You're in perfect health, Luis.
- Thanks.

let's take a moment to learn about some of the over-the-counter medicines you can buy. Please, watch.

Hello and welcome to Happy Time Pharmacy!
We are here to serve you.
Do you have a headache? We have aspirin.
Do you have red and itchy eyes? We have eye drops.
Do you have a bad throat? We have throat lozenges.
Do you have a a bad//

Let's take a moment to learn about some of the over-the-counter medicines you can buy. Please, watch.

Hello and welcome to Happy Time Pharmacy!
We are here to serve you.
Do you have a headache? We have aspirin.
Do you have red and itchy eyes? We have eye drops.
Do you have a bad throat? We have throat lozenges.
Do you have a a bad cold? We have cold medicine.
Do you have a a rash? We have skin cream.
And do you have a stomachache? We have antacid.
Do you have a problem? We have the solution.
Happy Time Pharmacy. We are here to serve you... because we care.

Ok class, look at the picture. Is this a clinic or a pharmacy.
- A clinic.
That's right. This is a pharmacy, pharmacy, repeat.
- Pharmacy.
At the clinic we talk to a doctor or a nurse. At the pharmacy we talk to a pharmacist, pharmacist. Repeat.
- Pharmacist.

In the pharmacy there are two ways to buy medicine. You can buy medicine with a prescription, prescription. Repeat.
- Prescription.
Your doctor gives you a prescription.

- Here's your prescription.
- Thank you.

Then you go to the pharmacy, where the pharmacist fills your prescription. But not all medicine needs a prescription from your doctor there are over-the-counter medicines. These medicines don't need a prescription.
People sometimes take them for a headache, a stomachache, a sore throat, a
cough and other aches and pains. Let's take a look at some of these over-the-counter medicines.
Class, what do you buy for a headache.
  A) pain reliever
  B) lozenges
  C) cough syrup... or
  D) antacid
- A
Right! You take a pain reliever like aspirin for a headache. Let's take a look at another problem. What do you take for a bad cough.
  A) pain reliever
  B) lozenges
  C) cough syrup... or
  D) antacid
- C
That's right. You take cough syrup for a bad cough.

Hello class! I'm your neighborhood pharmacist. I have aspirin, cough syrup and many kinds of medicine to help you when you're sick. Oh, excuse me. I have a customer.
- Hello, welcome to the pharmacy. How are you today?
- I'm not feeling well.
- What's the matter? I have a headache. Do you have any aspirin?
- Yes, we do. Here you go!
- Thanks.
- You're welcome.
- Oh! Good evening, sir. How may I help you.
- I feel terrible.
- What's the matter?
- I have a bad cold. Do you have any cold medicine?
- Yes, we do. Here you go.
- Thanks.
- You're welcome.

Ok class, let's learn how to read medicine labels. Please watch.

Take two tablespoons at bedtime.

What medicine is Mrs. Garcia taking?
- Cough syrup.
That's right. Is she taking one or two tablespoons.
- Two tablespoons.
- Very good, Lana. Now let's watch another example.

- Can you read the label for me?
- Sure. Apply two drops to each eye.
- Ok
- Ooh, much better!
- Yeah?

- What medicine is Samantha taking?
- Eye drops.
- That's right. Is she applying one or two drops to each eye?
- Two drops.
- That's correct.

Now it's your turn. You'll be the pharmacist. Practice giving directions to your customers.

- I have a really bad headache. How much aspirin do I take?
- Take two tablets every four hours.
- I have a sore throat. How many lozenges do I take?
- Take one lozenge every four hours.
- I have a bad cough. How much cough syrup do I take?
- Take two tablespoons every four hours.

- Ah, Oh!
- What's the matter Zen Jan?
- Oh, my foot!
- What happened?
- I think he broke his foot. Call 911.
- 911?
- Yeah, we have an emergency, send an ambulance. A worker broke his foot.
- I'm ok, I have to... aaah!

- Hello Zen Jan, I'm Dr. Roberts. Tell me what happened.
- Accident at work.
- Let's just take a look. I'm gonna bend your knee. Does this hurt?
- No.
- How about this?
- Yes, it hurts!!

- Your cast looks good, and you have your crutches. I want you to take ibuprofen four times a day for pain. That's two tablets every four hours. Ok?
- Two..?
- Ok. Let me just write that for you. Two.. tablets... every... four... hours. Now, go to the drug store and pick up one bottle of ibuprofen, ok?

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