実用英会話

Making an appointment at doctor's office

I. Pre-Listening Exercises
What are some of the most common problems for which people go to a doctor when seeking medical advice and an examination? Do you ever look for medical advice or medication online?

HELPFUL TIP: Be prepared to discuss you past medical history when speaking with a doctor. The information might be helpful in diagnosing your problem and prescribing medice for your condition.

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II. Listening Exercises

First, listen to the conversation by pressing the "Play Audio" button, and answer the questions. Press the "Final Score" button to check your quiz.

 

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1. What is the man's name?
A. Russell
B. Randall
C. Ronald

2. From the conversation, how did the man probably find out about Dr. Carter?
A. He saw the office on his way home from work.
B. A friend referred him to Dr. Carter's office.
C. He found Dr. Carter's number in the phone book.

3. What time does he schedule an appointment to see Dr. Carter?
A. Tuesday
B. Wednesday
C. Thursday

4. Why does the man want to see the doctor?
A. He hurt his knee when a tall ladder fell on him.
B. He injured his ankle when he fell from a ladder.
C. He sprain his hand when he fell off the roof of his house.

5. What does the receptionist suggest at the end of the conversation?
A. The man should put some ice on his injury.
B. The man needs to come into the office right away.
C. The man ought to take it easy for a few days.


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Correct answers:

Listen to the conversation again as you read the full conversation:

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Receptionist: Dr. Carter's Office.

Ronald: Yes, I'd like to make an appointment to see Dr. Carter, please.

Receptionist: Is this your first visit?

Ronald: Yes it is.

Receptionist: Okay. Could I have your name please?

Ronald: Yes. My name is Ronald Schuller.

Receptionist: And may I ask who referred you to our office?

Ronald: Uh, I drove past your office yesterday.

Receptionist: Okay. How about the day after tomorrow on Wednesday at 4:00 O'clock?

Ronald: Uh. Do you happen to have an opening in the morning? I usually pick up my kids from school around that time.

Receptionist: Okay. Um . . . how about Tuesday at 8:00 A.M. or Thursday at 8:15 A.M.?

Ronald: Uh, do you have anything earlier, like 7:30?

Receptionist: No. I'm sorry.

Ronald: Well, in that case, Thursday would be fine.

Receptionist: Okay. Could I have your phone number please?

Ronald: It's 643-0547.

Receptionist: Alright. And what's the nature of your visit?

Ronald: Uh . . .

Receptionist: Yes sir.

Ronald: Well, to tell the truth, I fell from a ladder two days ago while painting my house, and I sprained my ankle when my foot landed in a paint can. I suffered a few scratches on my hands and knees, but I'm most concerned that the swelling in my ankle hasn't gone down yet.

Receptionist: Well, did you put ice on it immediately after this happened?

Ronald: Well yeah. I just filled the paint can with ice and . . .

Receptionist: And so after you removed the paint can . . . Sir, sir, Mr. Schuller, are you still there?

Ronald: Well that's part of the problem. Uh, the paint can is still on my foot.

Receptionist: Look, Mr. Schuller. Please come in today. I don't think your case can wait.

 


 

Key Vocabulary

 

  • refer someone or something (verb): directed or pointed to
    - My brother referred me to this doctor.
    - Please refer to page 30 in your textbook. You will find more information on heart disease on that page.

     

  • happen (verb): have the chance or possiblility of something
    - I think he happens to know a doctor who might be able to help you. Give him a call.

     

  • nature (noun): purpose
    - What is the nature of your problem?

     

  • sprain (verb): twist suddenly
    - I need to see a doctor today. I think I sprained knee when I slippped on the ice outside of my apartment.

     

  • case (noun): special circumstances or situation
    - Wow. That looks like a bad cut. In this case, you'd better see a doctor and get stiches. That cut won't heal well by itself.

     


III. Vocabulary Activities

 

Review the key vocabulary from the conversation:

 

III. Post-Listening Exercises

What are you major concerns in visiting medical facilities, for example, a doctor's office or a hospital, in a foreign country? What differences have you noticed in the medical care, facilities, and attitudes of doctors and nurses towards patients in comparison with those in your own country? Share your opinions on the topic.

生徒の声

I. A さん

小さいときからアムス語学スクールへ通いました。小学低学年からです。最初は、外国人とお話が出来るようにしたいことからはじめましたが、中学生になってからは、受験勉強を目標にし、英検を頑張りました。最近英検準2級に受かりました。そして、高校は、柏葉高校に受かりました。アムス語学スクールに感謝しています。

アムス語学スクールの特徴

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アムス語学スクールの特徴

* 英会話を中心とした学び
* 楽しく学べるようにあらゆる副教材を使用している
* 良い教材を通して基礎から順番で学ぶシステム
* ネイティブスピーカーの数多くのゲスト

 

 

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アムス語学スクールのご紹介

abraham_ayumiアムス語学スクールは、1999年自宅を開放して近所の子供たちを教えるところから始め、口コミのみで成長してきました。一つのクラスが、次のクラスへと楽しく英語を学べるように色んな工夫を重ねながら小さいうちから英語に触れて、実際ネイティブスピーカーをゲストとして招いて伝える喜びを味わせることを私たちの喜びとしてきました。

アムス語学スクールの代表は、韓国系のアメリカ人で二つの文化の壁をすでに越えているため、文化の違いと言語の学びの方法について教えることがたくさんあります。子供に言語を習わせるには色んな理由があると思いますが、21世紀の国際人に育ぅてることを考えるようにお勧めします。
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英語教育の方針

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英語教育の方針:

* 英語を学ぶには、時に合う表現が出来るのが大事です。どんな場面でどんな表現をすれば、通じるのかを中心に教えます。
* 完全に学ぶ前に次に進まず、何回も繰り返し自分のものとなった時、次に進みます。
* 常にネイティブと関わる機会を与え、学んだことを実際に使って見る機会を与え、伝える喜びを感じられるように努力する。

 

 

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