SCIENTIFIC ENGLISH OTC AND PRESCRIPTION DRUGS. “Drugs and Medicines” “Over the counter and prescription drugs”. PART II: “Understand your medicine”. Read the text on p. 17. VOCABULARY: brainstorming. Write down all words relating to PHARMACY Medicine Pill Liquid
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SCIENTIFIC ENGLISHOTC AND PRESCRIPTION DRUGS
“Drugs and Medicines”
“Over the counter and prescription drugs”
Read the text on p. 17
Active and inactive ingredients
Read the text on p. 21 and
answer the following questions:
On the shelves of stores
From a clerk at the sales counter of general stores,
supermarkets, gas stations etc.
2) Where can you buy prescription medicines?
At the counter of a pharmacy
3) What are OTC medicines used for? (look for all the verbs describing their function)
To relieve aches, pains and itches
To prevent or cure diseases like tooth
decay and athete’s foot
To manage recurring problems like
4) What are some of the risks of OTC
They can interact with other medicines, supplements, foods and drinks.
They can cause problems for people with certain medical conditions
Please do exercise 2 on p. 22
Please do exercise 4 on p. 23
A “PRESCRIPTION MEDICINE” is any medicine that needs the doctor’s authorization before the pharmacist will sell it to you.
An “OTC MEDICINE” is any medicine that you can buy without a prescription.
FAMILY OF WORDS:
Ex. Synthetic (adjective)
Final is becomes es (pronounced /iːz/):
The plural is not synthesiss or synthesises
Prospectus prospectuses (plural prospectus is rare)
Index indices/ˈɪndɨsiːz/or indexes