In today’s lesson we are going to look at different health problems. We are also going to learn new vocabulary related to illnesses. Let’s begin!

1.- Introduction

A. Look at the pictures of some common health problems. Match the health problem to the picture.

A cold / The flu / A rash / Sore throat
Backache / Headache

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1) Headache
2) The flu
3) A rash
4) A cold
5) back
6) Sore throat
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If you don’t understand some of the problems, look them up in a dictionary.


2.- Speaking Activity

Answer the questions out loud.

  • How often do you see your doctor?
  • When was the last time you fell ill? What was wrong with you?

Now listen to your teacher answer the questions. Note down her answers any interesting words/phrases.


Audio Script

I don’t go to the doctor’s very often. I would say I probably go once every two years.

The last time I went to the doctors because of illness was probably about a year ago. I had an infection in my foot and it was really painful. The doctor gave me some antibiotics and my foot got better after a week.


3.- Vocabulary

A. Match the following health problems to their symptoms:

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Here are a few verbs to help you match the health problems to their symptoms:

  • To concentrate: Concentrarse
  • To ache: Doler
  • To swallow: Tragar
  • To hurt: Doler
  • To itch: Picar
  • To scratch: Rascarse


B. Fill in the gaps with the correct form of the word in brackets.

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1)When I (swallow) my throat really hurts.
2)I woke up feeling really bad. I soon realised I had a (fever) and so I took a paracetamol and went back to bed.
3)My skin (itch) a lot today. I think I´m allergic to something in this room.
4)We met up with Tina on Friday and although she had a (block up) nose, she looked great.
5)If you have an allergy to something and your skin irritates you, you shouldn´t (scratch) it.
6)The (rash) that covered his legs looked really painful.
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4.- Pre-Listening

You are going to listen to two conversations between a doctor and his patients. Here are the questions the doctor asks:



A. What do you think is wrong with each patient?


5.- Listening

A. Now listen and see if you are right.

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Audio Script

  • Good morning! How can I help you today?
  • What are your symptoms?
  • How long have you had these symptoms?
  • Have you been drinking a lot of water?
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