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Health: Seeing a Doctor. by Paul Chen. Can you recognize these symptoms ( 症狀 )?. Outline. Starting Questions Sample Conversations (1) (2) Vocabulary Useful Expressions (1) 醫療場所 (2) 醫護人員 (3) 常見症狀 (4) 其他常用語彙 Discussion Questions Reference. Starting Questions.

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Health seeing a doctor

Health: Seeing a Doctor

by Paul Chen

Can you recognize these symptoms

Can you recognize these symptoms (症狀)?



  • Starting Questions

  • Sample Conversations

    • (1)

    • (2)

  • Vocabulary

  • Useful Expressions

    • (1) 醫療場所

    • (2) 醫護人員

    • (3) 常見症狀

    • (4) 其他常用語彙

  • Discussion Questions

  • Reference

Starting questions

Starting Questions

  • Do you consider yourself a healthy person? Do you usually take medicine (服藥) when you’re sick?

  • Do you always find it simple to describeto the doctor whatproblems you have? If not, how do you deal with (處理) it?

  • What symptoms do you usually have when you have a cold?

Sample conversation 1

Sample Conversation (1)

A: Hey, John. What’s up? You look so pale!

B: My runny nose is killing me. I’vesuffered from it for nearly a week. And I can’t barely sleep well.

A: Why don’t you go see a doctor?

B: um…because I am afraid of needles.

A: Come on. You can’t ignore your illness simply because of that. After all, the doctor may not prescribe an injection if you weren’t very sick.

B: All right. I’ll go see a doctor immediately.

A: Take care.

Sample conversation 2

Sample Conversation (2)

A: Hi, May.

B: Hi, Rita. How have you been recently?

A: So-so. In fact, I’ve just recovered from a cold for nearly a week.

B: Wow, thank God you’ve recovered. The flu is pretty prevailing now during this season. You should really take good care of yourself in order not to catch a cold again.

A: Thanks. I will. Got to buy some grocery now. Talk to you later. Bye.

B: Bye.


pale 蒼白的

runny nose 流鼻水

suffer from 患病

nearly 將近

barely 幾乎不

be afraid of 害怕

ignore 忽略

after all 畢竟

prescribe 開藥方

injection 打針、注射

immediately 立刻

so-so 馬馬虎虎、還好

recover from 康復

flu 流感

prevailing 盛行的

take care of 照顧

catch a cold 感冒

grocery 雜貨


Useful expressions 1

Useful Expressions (1): 醫療場所

  • health center 健康中心

  • clinic 診所

  • hospital 醫院

  • waiting room 候診室

  • pharmacy 藥房、領藥處

  • emergency room (ER) 急診室

  • ward 病房

Useful expressions 2

doctor 醫生

family doctor 家庭醫師

herbalist 中醫師

pediatrician 小兒科醫師

otolaryngologist/ENT doctor 耳鼻喉科醫師

pharmacist 藥劑師

receptionist 接待員

nurse 護士

patient 病人

Useful Expressions (2): 醫護人員

Useful expressions 3

Useful Expressions (3): 常見症狀

  • fever 發燒

  • headache 頭痛 (tooth/stomach/ear/back-ache…etc.)

  • sore throat 喉嚨痛

  • runny nose 流鼻水

  • stuffy nose/nasal congestion鼻塞

  • dizzy 頭昏的

  • cough 咳嗽

  • sneeze 打噴嚏

  • diarrhea 拉肚子

  • throw up/vomit 嘔吐

Useful expressions 4

Useful Expressions (4):其他常用語彙

  • diagnosis 診斷

  • prescription 處方籤

  • (take) medicine 服藥

  • patent medicine 成藥

  • vaccination 疫苗

  • sick/ill 生病的

  • flu 流行性感冒

  • catch/have a cold 感冒

  • catch one’s cold 傳染到某人的感冒

  • allergic to 對…過敏的

  • contagious 有傳染性的

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  • Try to describe what’s happening in the following two pictures. Please identify (識別、確認) the places first.

Discussion questions

Discussion Questions

  • Have you ever thought of becoming a doctor? Why or why not?

  • What are some ways to keep yourself away from (使遠離) illness?



  • CEWeb: Daily Conversation: Health.

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