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Cambridge English: Preliminary

Vocabulary practice for the Cambridge PET exam

Health Vocabulary: Health Treatment

On this page you will practise some of the vocabulary to describe treating health problems.


Complete each phrase with the correct verb:

A) You have to an appointment if you want to see the doctor.
The doctor will you a prescription if she thinks you need medicine.
C) The doctor may you a check-up.
D) The doctor might your blood pressure.
E) People travelling to another country will sometimes have to an injection.
F) The doctor may you painkillers if you're suffering from anything like toothache, backache or migraine.
G) You might have to medicine three or four times a day if you're ill.
H) You should always let the doctor know if you have to an appointment.
Your doctor might you to a specialist.
J) After the treatment hopefully, you'll a full recovery.

Well done. The correct answers are: A) make, B) write, C) give, D) take, E) have, F) give, G) take, H) cancel, I) refer, J) make.Your answer has been saved.Check your answer





Complete the gaps in the following sentences with one of the words from the previous quiz.

I had to see the doctor last week as I was getting a pain in my chest. She A) me a check-up, B) my blood pressure and C) me a prescription for some medicine. She told me to D) another appointment to see her in a week's time.

The doctor E) me some painkillers for my bad back but they haven't helped much. He said he will F) me to a specialist if it doesn't get better soon. I'm just hoping I'll G) a full recovery before the football match next month.

I don't think I'm a very good patient. I really hate to H) injections, I never remember to I) my medicine when I'm supposed to and I'm always forgetting to call the surgery if I have to J) an appointment because I have something else to do.

Well done!The correct answers are: A) gave, B) took, C) wrote, D) make, E) gave, F) refer, G) make, H) have, I) take, J) cancel. Your answer has been saved.Check your answer


What was the matter with you the last time the doctor wrote you a prescription?
When was the last time you had to have an injection?
Have you ever had your blood pressure taken?
Do you know someone who has recently been referred to a specialist?


Study Tip!

Make a list of health problems and also what you think the best treatment might be. For example:
1) a sore throat - take painkillers
2) a bad back - lie flat on the floor
3) a chesty cough - take cough mixture
4) ...