Phoning a Doctor to make an appointment English conversation lesson
How to Make an appointment with a Doctor over the telephone?
During this lesson you will learn how to to telephone a doctor and make an appointment using the telephone.
Sometimes when you are feeling very unwell you may need to book an appointment to see a doctor or sometimes it might even be for a family member or a friend.
Most times you will have to make an appointment over the phone
Using a telephone to book an appointment
Mr Smith: Good afternoon
Receptionist: Hello Mr Smith
Mr Smith: I would like to make an appointment to see the doctor as soon as possible please.
Receptionist: Am sorry the doctor is very busy today, but he is free this tomorrow morning. is 9am all right for you?
Mr Smith: Yes, that is fine thanks I will there for 9, thank you for your time.
Receptionist: you are welcome see you tomorrow.
How to prepare yourself for your appointment
Before leaving for your appointment take 5 minutes and write down what your symptoms are.
My English is poor what can I do to help?
If you are studying English you should have a dictionary which will have words in your own language this will help you understand what it means in the English. Another way if you have access to the internet is to use use an online version or use Google translate to find the correct words to describe how you feel.
List of words to describe pain to a doctor or nurse
Below is a list of words that describe pain, there are many ways In English to describe pain.
- Dull pain
- Sharp pain
- throbbing pain
- slight pain
- tingling or numbness (sensation)
- burning pain
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