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How To
 

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- Directions

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- Permission

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- Informal invitations

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- Polite invitations

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- Making an appointment

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- Doctor's questions

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- Get clarification from a doctor

Getting clarification from a doctor

 
Getting clarification from a doctor

In this programme, we find out about the type of questions we can ask to make sure we understand what the doctor is telling us.

When you've listened to the programme, don't forget to practise what you've learned with the quiz below!



Useful vocabulary for visits to the doctor
dosage/dose the amount of a drug or medicine that should be taken
tablets pills containing a certain amount of medicine that should be taken
capsules

small containers which you swallow as they contain a certain amount of medicine that should be taken

eye drops

medicine in a liquid form that is used in the eyes

ear drops

medicine in a liquid form that is used in the ears

lozenges

tablets which are sucked or dissolved on the tongue to help heal a sore throat

ointment (uncountable noun)

a smooth, thick type of cream which is rubbed into the skin or a wound to help it heal

an inhaler

a device that contains medicine which should be breathed in; the dosage is often measured in puffs

syrup (uncountable noun)

medicine in a liquid form that's usually sticky and tastes sweet


Useful questions for visits to the doctor
How many ...
(countable)
should I take?
How much ...
(uncountable)
should I take?
should I apply / use?
How often ...
How long ...
should I take ... it?
them?
When ... should I apply / use ... it?


WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNT?

READING ACTIVITY
Here are some instructions that you might get from the doctor. Choose the best question to ask to make sure you have understood the doctor. Click 'next' to move through the quiz.



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