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

Session 2

Has anyone in your Learning Circle ever had to see the dentist? This time, Ayesha has a problem with her teeth. Muna tells her to make an appointment at the dentist, but they don't know what to say on the phone. We'll look at some useful phrases for making appointments and giving advice.

Wayiitiwwan marii boqonnaa kana keessaa

Wayitii marii qabxii 2

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Activity 1

Dentist – Part 1

Phoning the dentist

Ayesha has a problem with her teeth and has to phone the dentist, but she doesn't know what to say. With your group, watch the video, discuss the questions and then try the activity.

Vidiyoo daawwadhuuti shaakala kana xumuri

Barreeffama agarsiisi Barreeffama dhoksi


Thank you.


My tooth hurts.

You need to see the dentist. Hang on. This is the telephone number.


Hello, Hudderford dental surgery. How can I help you?

Discuss these questions with your group:

  • Do you make appointments on the phone?
  • Is it easy?
  • What should Ayesha say in English?

To do

Try this quiz to check you have understood what happened.

Dentist: What's wrong?

3 Questions

Can your group answer these questions about the film?

Baga gammadde! Qormaata xumurteetta
Excellent! Great job! Carraa badaa! Qabxii argatte:
x / y

What happens next?

Will Ayesha get an appointment with the dentist? Watch the next part of the story to find out.