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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #116200: Vocabulary: going to the doctor's (1)
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    Vocabulary: going to the doctor's (1)


    When you're not feeling well, or when you are feverish, we may have to make an appointment to see the doctor. He will diagnose an illness, find the remedies or complementary measures to cure the patient.  


        To book an appointment

    The waiting-room
     a GP= a General Practitioner 

    I) Why do we go to the doctor's? What do we suffer from? 

          To examine/ to be examined

           To have a headache      


                To have a runny nose       

               To have a rash  


       To have one's throat examined       

        To have one's ears examined


            To have hayfever  

           To have an ultrasound

                    / a sonogram

    * * Please, notice the constructions: to be examined/ to have (your ears, your throat) examined...): clearly, here, the doctor is the "agent" (doing the action) and the patient is "enduring" the action. Therefore, the passive structure is used:

    To have one's .... examined (past participle indicating that the "throat" is being examined. )

    - Jim has had his throat examined; Lily will not have her teeth examined, but she had her ears examined. 

    As far as technical vocabulary is concerned, here are a few helpful verbs for you: 

     To measure  To weigh  
     To examine To draw blood 
     To analyse blood  To blow one's nose 
     To read blood pressure  To take the pulse
     To diagnose To have a fever/ a temperature  
     To be on call/ on duty To have a check-up 

    Here are a few nouns too...

    The doctor's office  a measuring rod 
     a home visit/ a house call  a medical record
     a waiting room  scales
     a thermometer lungs
     the throat ears 
     the heart an eardrum
     an injection  a syringe
     a medicine/ drug a pill
     the diagnosis antibodies

    II) The doctor's tools and a few remedies he prescribes: 

               A stethoscope        

               Pills and capsules      


                  An injection          

                 Blood test      

                 A bandage      

                     A knee-pad           


               A stethoscope        

               Pills and capsules      


                  An injection          

                 Blood test      

                 A bandage      

                     A knee-pad           







                Blood for analysis       

                           A drip           


                        A splint                

                      A cast          



    I hope you're really feeling well,  don't need to see a doctor,  and will pass the test very easily...  


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