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At the Doctor's

(intermediate level)

Find the best answer(s):

  1

'Good morning. What's ____ with you?'
'I've got a bad cough and a headache.'

the matter
wrong



  2

'Hi, doc! A lovely day, isn't it?'
'Oh, hello, George. What's ____ ?'

wrong
the matter
up



  3

'What's the matter with you?'
'I've got a ____ .'

sore throat
pain in my leg
stomach-ache



  4

'Oh dear, you look so pale. I'm sure you should ____ a doctor.'

have
see
need



  5

'Well, you look a bit exhausted. Anyway, I'm going to take your ____ .'

pulse
blood-pressure
temperature



  6

I don't know why the doctor thinks that I've got flu. He didn't even ____ .

examine me
sound my back
feel my pulse



  7

'Oh doctor, I feel so sick and uneasy.'
'Well, ____ examine you.'

let me
I'm going to
I'll



  8

When Dora broke her leg she was at home with her leg in ____ for three weeks.

dressing
bandaged
plaster
crunches



  9

I don't know why you must suffer. Why don't you ____ a good doctor?

see
consult
call



10

The doctor didn't say anything, he just ____ a prescription and let me go.

filled
made out
wrote on
subscribed



11

I wonder why you don't take the medicine that the doctor ____ you.

made out for
wrote
nursed
prescribed



12

Here's a ____ . Could you go to the chemist's and have it made up?

recipe
medicine
prescription



13

I'm sure this is only a slight cold. But the doctor says I must ____ hospital.

see
be taken to
go to the
visit



14

'Have you had your bad tooth taken out?'
'No, it only needed to be ____ .'

submitted
filled
fixed
fitted



15

Mr Paddle choked because he didn't take out his ____ before sleeping.

medicine
false teeth
denture



16

I'm sorry, but you can't see Dr Dodd now. He works only by ____ .

arrange
appointment
application
himself
appliance



17

The nurse didn't let me in as I hadn't ____ an appointment with the doctor.

agreed
asked
fixed
done



18

When the nurse ____ me into the surgery, I felt I wasn't ill at all.

showed
let
took



19

It's too late to examine you now. Will you come back tomorrow during ____?

lunchtime
surging hours
early morning
surgery hours



20

Dr Dodd always works alone, he's never ____ by a nurse in his surgery.

appointed
arranged
assisted
accelerated
accomplished



21

I was surprised when he pulled out my tooth without giving me a(n) ____ .

volunteer
injection
indigestion
temptation



22

The patient ____ of a pain in his limbs and small red spots all over his body.

denied
complained
suffered
recovered



23

Let me have a look at your tongue. I'd like to see whether it's ____ or not.

red
injured
infected



24

My grandfather ____ a nervous condition and pneumonia.

complains of
suffers from
recovered from



25

I don't know what the matter is, but the doctors found ____ in my urine.

a stone
a safety pin
sugar
measles



26

The doctor ordered me a complete rest and ____ treatment.

spa
medical
electric
insurance



27

Do you suffer from shivering and a pain in the ____ ?

joints
limbs
chest



28

Grandfather needs a change of air as he suffers from a ____ of breath.

shortness
laxity
failure
short



29

I'm afraid the baby's got a cold. He's been coughing and ____ all day.

sneezing
vomiting
breathing



30

I must buy another dozen hankies. My wife's got flu and her nose is ____ .

pouring
soaked through
running
soaking



31

The patient says he's ____ with cold and he's got a temperature of 39.

vomiting
dizzy
shivering
scared



32

How long have you been suffering from a ____ of sleep?

lack
shortness
shortage
sweating



33

Did you say you vomited several times? Well, this must be a sort of ____ .

indigestion
food poisoning



34

You must stay in bed for three days and take these ____ three times a day.

pills
tablets
capsules



35

The doctor told me to take these ____ three times a day after meals.

medics
ointments
drinks
pills



36

The doctor told me to take this ____ three times a day after meals.

medicine
ointment
capsules



37

'Tony had a bad accident last week.'
'Did he get ____ ?'

injured
hurt
to hospital



38

They didn't take the driver to hospital, his ____ were dressed on the premises.

wounds
plasters
injuries
cuts



39

Tony came out of hospital with a ____ arm but very happy.

broken
bandaged
plastered



40

As he told us he was lucky that he didn't have to be ____ .

injured
operated on
infected
inflamed



41

That stupid chemist refused to make up the ____ that the doctor prescribed.

medicine
mixture
powder



42

The surgeon told me he didn't want to see me hanging around the ____ again.

syringes
operating-room
dietician



43

You're a bit fat. You should avoid eating so much ____ , I'm afraid.

rich food
lean meat
light food
fruit



44

Sheila says her ____ headache is due to the neighbour's singing out of tune.

splitting
sweating
shivering
trembling

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