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Medical English Exercise | Topic: English for Doctors/Patients/Health 9

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. How many treatments will I need, and how much will it __________________________? ( = how much will I have to pay)
  charge
  cost
  pay

2. You'll have to quit smoking to get your asthma __________________________.
  under pressure
  out of control
  under control

3. Your cholesterol levels are __________________________ ( = incredibly high).
  off topic
  off the scale
  off color

4. It'll take about three weeks __________________________ start feeling better.
  for you to
  in which you
  for a while

5. Under __________________________ circumstances should you drink alcohol. = You shouldn't drink alcohol no matter what.
  no
  not
  any

6. To "OD (oh-dee)" means to __________________________ (on a drug, etc.)
  overdrive
  overkill
  overdose

7. I suggest you stop taking these sleeping pills. - You're becoming __________________________ ( = slightly addicted to) them.
  dependent on
  depending on
  dependent with

8. Will my health care plan __________________________ ( = pay for) this visit?
  cover
  pay
  bankroll

9. I have to take special __________________________ ( = steps/ safeguards) because of your pacemaker.
  prevention
  precautions
  premises

10. Just because your mother had breast cancer doesn't mean that you'll __________________________ it too.
  diagnose
  do
  develop

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