Beginner Reading Lesson #2 - At The Doctor's Clinic

1. Read the text.
2. Answer the questions.
3. Check your answers.

Text

Doctor: Hi, what can I do for you today?

 

Patient: I have a headache, runny nose and a sore throat.

 

Doctor: Oh no!  How long have you been unwell for?

 

Patient: I’ve been unwell for about 3 days now and it’s not getting better.

 

Doctor: I see. Let me examine you.

 

*Doctor examines patient.*

 

Doctor: I think you have the flu.  You will need to take some antibiotics.

 

Patient: Okay, how long will I have to take the antibiotics for?

 

Doctor: 7 days.

 

Patient: And how many times per day will I need to take the antibiotics for?

 

Doctor: Twice a day.  In the morning and before you go to sleep at night.

 

Patient:  Okay, thank you.

 

  1. What is wrong with the patient?
  2. How long has the patient been unwell?
  3. What does the doctor think is wrong with the patient?
  4. What does the doctor recommend that the patient does?
  5. How many times per day does the patient have to take antibiotics?
  1. The patient has a headache, runny nose and a sore throat.
  2. About 3 days.
  3. The doctor thinks the patient has the flu.
  4. The doctor recommends that the patient takes antibiotics.
  5. Twice a day.

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