English Lesson | Make an appointment with the Doctor | Dictogloss


It’s Halima from Blackboard English. If you’re feeling unwell It’s a good idea to see the doctors. But before you go to the doctors, You need to make an appointment. Today we’re going to learn Phrases to use when you’re making an appointment. I’m going to help you sound natural when you’re speaking and we’re going to lots of listening practice and writing. Before we start the listening activity I want you to look at these pictures and think of phrases that we can use to make an appointment Write this down in your notebook. Now you’re going to listen to somebody making an appointment. What I want you to is write down the nouns, verbs, and adjectives. And that’s it. Let’s practice and see. Look at this sentence. The woman walked to the hospital. What words are you going to write down? You should have written down. woman walked and hospital Nothing else. And that’s what you’re going to do when you do the listening. You don’t look well. Maybe you should go and see a doctor. Well, I don’t feel well. I’ve had a headache for three days Maybe I should make an appointment. Here’s my phone. Go ahead and call. [Telephone Ringing] Wellness Medical Centre. How can I help you? I’d like to make an appointment to see the doctor, please. Can I have your name, please? It’s Nadia Smith. Can you spell that? Yes. It’s Nadia. N-a-d-i-a. And Smith -S – M – I – T – H Thanks. Why do you need to see the Doctor? I’ve had a headache for the past two days. mmm There’s an opening tomorrow at 10 am. Is that okay? mmm I won’t be able to make that appointment. I have work at that time. Do you have an appointment after 2 pm? The next available appointment is next Monday at 3 pm. Is that more suitable? I’d prefer to take tomorrow’s appointment. I’ll call in sick. Ok, I’ll pencil you in for tomorrow at 10am. Thanks for your help. See you tomorrow. Thanks for pushing me to make an appointment. What would you do without me? Well done. You did the first listening. Was it difficult? Don’t worry you’re going to listen one more time. Let’s begin. You don’t look well. Maybe you should go and see a doctor. Well, I don’t feel well. I’ve had a headache for three days Maybe I should make an appointment. Here’s my phone. Go ahead and call. [Phone ringing] Wellness Medical Centre. How can I help you? I’d like to make an appointment to see the doctor, please. Can I have your name, please? It’s Nadia Smith. Can you spell that? Yes. It’s Nadia N-a-d-i-a. And Smith -S – M – I – T – H Thanks Why do you need to see the Doctor? -I’ve had a headache for the past two days mmm There’s an opening tomorrow at 10 am. Is that okay? hmmm -I won’t be able to make that appointment. I have work at that time. Do you have an appointment after 2 pm? The next available appointment is next Monday at 3 pm. Is that more suitable? I’d prefer to take tomorrow’s appointment. I’ll call in sick. Ok, I’ll pencil you in for tomorrow at 10 am. Thanks for your help. See you tomorrow. Thanks for pushing me to make an appointment. What would you do without me? Ok great. We’ve finished with the listening part. Now I want you to take the words you’ve written down and put them in a sentence. I’m going to put the dialogue you heard on the screen. I want you to compare what you’ve written to what’s on the screen. Now. Now you’ve completed the activities and the listening part. Let’s look at a few phrases that are important. The first collocation is… ‘see a doctor’ This is a verb + noun collocation The second one is ‘make an appointment’. The is also verb + noun collocation. And the third one is a little bit important especially when you’re talking the doctor. mmm is the symptoms Symptoms are things that wrong with you. —->[something wrong with your body or mind which shows that you have a particular illness – From Longman Dictionary] I said have a headache. There’re also other things you could say. I have a toothache. I have a stomach ache. There’s many more. But don’t worry. I’ve created a poster for you guys. You can have a look here. mmm. It’ll give you much more collocations to talk about problems that you have. That’s all for now guys. I hope you enjoyed the lesson. And if you have please press the like button And If you haven’t subscribed to my channel please be sure to subscribe. And I’ll see you next week Friday for another lesson. If you have any ideas for a new lesson, please let me know in the comments below. I’ll see you next week. If you want more videos, press here. If you want to subscribe to my channel, press here. And remember, be a fearless learner.

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