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  Weekender 2006 / 7  
Weekender
 

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- Women's voices

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- Greek Easter

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- At the Doctor's

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- Keeping fit

A G.P. interviewing a patient.
A G.P. interviewing a patient. But which is the G.P.?
 
At the Doctor's

 
As part of this week's focus on health, we're looking at English that you might use when you visit the doctor.

What should you say to the doctor when you don't feel well?

Listen to the conversations in this report:

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Words and expressions from the programme

G.P.
an abbreviation for General Practitioner, a doctor that can give you health advice, prescribe medicine or recommend that you see a specialist.

Example
I have an appointment to see my G.P. tomorrow.

flu
an illness, sometimes a bad cold (influenza)

Example
Everyone in my office has got the flu.

symptoms
what happens your body when you have an illness

Example
The symptoms of the flu could be one or any of the following:
a fever
a runny nose
a headache


Some of expressions you might say to your G.P. when you don't feel well:
I feel dreadful.
I've got an awful sore throat.
I'm all bunged up.
I'm a bit under the weather.
I've got a headache.
I feel a bit achey.



Extras

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Some more English to describe symptoms in this episode of the Flatmates


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