This English role play will help ESL students in communicating with doctors.
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Scenario One: The Flu
Doctor: How can I help you?
Patient: I don’t feel well.
Doctor: In what way?
Patient: I have a constant headache and I’m always tired.
Doctor: Have you vomited?
Patient: No, but I have no appetite.
Doctor: Do you have a temperature?
Patient: Yes, sometimes I feel hot and sometimes I feel cold.
Doctor: Do you have a runny nose?
Doctor: It sounds like you have the flu.
Patient: Okay, what medication can you give me?
Doctor: Here, take this for 5 days and get lots of rest.
Scenario Two – A Broken Leg
Doctor: What can I do for you?
Patient: I fell down some stairs and now my leg really hurts.
Doctor: Can you show me where on your leg it hurts?
Patient: Here (patient points to their shin).
Doctor: Can you walk on it?
Doctor: Does it hurt if I do this (Doctor pushes the patient’s shin)?
Patient: Yes, it really hurts.
Doctor: I think your leg may be broken or fractured. I will send you for an x-ray.