Vocabulary - overcoming health problems

Female doctor talking to patient

Here is some vocabulary to help you.

un ataque cardíacoheart attack
una citaappointment
el dentistadentist
el dolor de cabezaheadache
el dolor de muelastoothache
el dolor de oídosearache
el/la enfermero/anurse
la farmaciapharmacy
una fiebrefever, temperature
el gimnasiogym
el hospitalhospital
el médico/adoctor
la posibilidadpossibility
la residencia para ancianoscare home for the elderly
curriculum-key-fact
There are two words for doctor in Spanish. If you are talking to them you address them as 'Doctor' or, if it's a woman, 'Doctora'. In other situations, when referring to the job they do, the words are médico and médica.
Icons labelled in Spanish representing pharmacy, dentist, doctor, gym, hospital, nurse, care home
Question

Read these statements and decide where these people need to go to get help.

Choose from the icons above.

  1. No estoy en muy buena forma. Creo que debería hacer más ejercicio físico.
  2. Señor, tengo un dolor de cabeza. ¿Puedo ir a buscar una aspirina? Vuelvo en seguida?
  3. Tengo un dolor de muelas horrible. ¿Puede darme una cita para hoy?
  4. Necesito ver al doctor González. No me siento bien. Tengo un dolor de oídos y creo que tengo fiebre.
  1. El gimnasio. This person says he isn't very fit (no estoy en muy buena forma) and that he ought to do more physical exercise (debería hacer más ejercicio físico). The suggestion is, therefore, that he needs to go to the gym.
  2. La enfermera. The suggestion here is that it's a pupil talking to a teacher. He has a headache (tengo un dolor de cabeza) and wants to get an aspirin (buscar una aspirina), so we can assume that he needs to see the school nurse.
  3. El dentista. This person has toothache (un dolor de muelas) and needs an appointment for today (una cita para hoy), so they need to go to the dentist.
  4. El médico. This person needs to see the doctor because he has earache (dolor de oídos) and a temperature (fiebre).