Category Archives: Lesson 9

Advice

Here are some ways we can give advice or make recommendations: imagine your friend is worried that she is getting unfit. She asks you for some advice. You can respond using one of the following phrases: You should take some … Continue reading

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Safe use of medicines

If the doctor prescribes you a medicine, make sure you follow all his/her instructions in order to use it correctly… or you could end up like this:

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Stressed Out!

Have you had days when you were so loaded down with work that you had trouble sleeping? Have you ever been so worried about something that you ended up with a terrible headache? If so, then you know what it’s … Continue reading

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Doctor, doctor!

‘ A joke a day keeps the doctor away’ they say. Doctor, doctor jokes are popular in many different countries. Here are some to read and listen to in English. Listen to the following jokes: Joke 1  Joke 2 If you want … Continue reading

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At the doctor’s

Nobody likes going to the doctor (except hypochondriacs). Unfortunately, we do need to visit our GP or specialist from time to time. The BBC World Service (“Learning English”) broadcasts a radio programme which focuses on different topics. Here you can … Continue reading

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Going to the Doctor’s

Going to the doctor while being abroad can be scary, especially if you do not know what to expect. Sometimes it is hard to describe your symptoms. Sometimes it may be hard to understand what the doctor is telling you. … Continue reading

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Common Beliefs 2: Medical Myths

(adapted from http://listverse.com/2009/02/15/top-10-common-medical-myths/) This is a selection of the ten most common medical myths, but do feel free to add your own to the comments section below. 10- Sugar Hyperactivity The Myth: Sugar makes kids hyperactive After some scientists have … Continue reading

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