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Medical English Exercise | Topic: English for Doctors/Patients/Health 7

Whether you're a doctor or a patient, this exercise will make communication easier by teaching you the right medical/health-related vocabulary. Although it's meant for ESL students, it'll be useful to anyone who wants to practice this specialized vocabulary.





QUESTIONS:
(Choose the best response for each one)


1. Is "pulse" the same as "heart rate"?
  yes
  no
  only in Australia

2. You're a little __________________________. You have to lose about 10 pounds.
  heavy-set
  overweight
  really fat

3. There's not much I can tell you until we get __________________________ (from the lab).
  your tests over
  your tests have returned
  your tests back

4. Depression is often caused by a chemical deficiency or __________________________ ( = improper proportion of several chemical elements).
  imbalance
  balance
  unbalance

5. It hurts when I __________________________ ( = urinate).
  pay
  peel
  pee

6. Don't worry, it's only a __________________________ cut. It's not serious.
  major
  minor
  minority

7. Cough, fever, and bruises are examples of minor __________________________ that people commonly suffer.
  ailments
  sicknesses
  illnesses

8. I feel cold. = I have the __________________________.
  chill
  chills
  chilies

9. If your nose or sinuses become congested, or __________________________, a decongestant medicine may help you.
  stuck
  stuffed
  stuffy

10. The doctor game me some __________________________ of the antibiotic.
  no-charge examples
  free examples
  free samples

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