UNIT 4. 4F, page 35
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Doctor Good morning. What can I do for you?
Patient Hello, doctor. I’ve got a problem with my foot. I cut it on a piece of glass and now it’s red and very swollen.
Doctor I see. When did the problem first start?
Patient It was four or five days ago, I think.
Doctor Let me have a look at it. Is it painful?
Patient Yes. It hurts a lot when I walk.
Doctor Right. It is quite red, and it feels very hot. Have you had any other symptoms?
Patient Yes. I’ve got a bit of a temperature.
Doctor I think you need antibiotics. You’ve got an infection. Have you got any allergies?
Patient Yes. I’m allergic to penicillin.
Doctor Don’t worry. I’ll prescribe a different antibiotic.
Patient OK. Thanks, doctor.
1 I’ve got a problem with my foot.
2 It was four or five days ago, I think.
3 It hurts a lot when I walk.
4 I’ve got a bit of a temperature.
5 I’m allergic to penicillin.
Speaker 1 I was running to catch the bus yesterday and I tripped down the kerb and twisted my foot really awkwardly. It was OK at first, but now it’s really swollen, and it hurts to move my foot.
Speaker 2 I’ve been working really long hours at work. I’m exhausted. This morning when I woke up I felt really dizzy. I couldn’t stand up. I thought I might fall over. I’ve been feeling a bit sick as well.
Speaker 3 I think I’ve got an upset stomach. I ate a take-away curry yesterday and I don’t think the chicken was quite right – it was a bit pink. Anyway, I’ve been feeling sick ever since.
Speaker 4 I think I might be allergic to something. I’ve got this rash … It’s really itchy and the skin is all red.
Speaker 5 I’ve just had an accident on my skateboard! I think I hit my head on the pavement, but I can’t really remember what happened. I’ve got a headache and I’ve been feeling dizzy.