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Unit 1: Learning Circles
Watch these videos and learn some English words and phrases to help you with everyday life

Session 8

Has anyone in your Learning Circle ever taken medicine? This time, Ayesha buys some medicine for her cold, but she can’t read the instructions. We learn some useful phrases for describing symptoms, asking for help and checking instructions.

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Activity 1

Medicine – Part 1

Getting some medicine

Ayesha gets some medicine, but she can't read the instructions. With your group, discuss the questions and try the activity.

Watch the video and complete the activity

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Chemist
Hello. How can I help you?

Ayesha
Can you give me some medicine for a cold?

Chemist
Have you got a high temperature?

Ayesha
No. I've got a sore throat and a headache.

Chemist
A sore throat and a headache. You should take these. The instructions are on the back.

Discuss these questions with your group:

  • Where is your local chemist?
  • Have you ever been given medicine?
  • What should she do?

To do

Try this quiz to check you have understood what happened.

Medicine: What's wrong?

3 Questions

Can your group answer these questions about the film?

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What happens next?

How can Ayesha find out what to do with the medicine? Watch the next part of the story to find out.