Reading questions - visiting a doctor

Female doctor talking to patient

Here is some additional vocabulary to help you with the topic of health and fitness.

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/la médico/adoctor
la posibilidadpossibility
curriculum-key-fact
There are two words for doctor in Spanish. Address a male doctor as 'Doctor' and a female doctor as 'Doctora'. In other situations, when referring to the job they do, the words are médico and médica.

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

Icons labelled in Spanish representing a pharmacy, dentist, doctor, gym, hospital and nurse
Question

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. He says he is not 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. The person speaking 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. The person here needs to see the doctor because he has earache (dolor de oídos) and a temperature (fiebre).