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Unit 01 :
Let’s learn about different vocabulary in hospital.
1. clinic /ˈklɪn.ɪk/
a building, often part of a hospital, to which people can go for medical care or advice relating to a particular condition
Bring your baby to the clinic and we’ll take a look at her.
2. outpatient /ˈaʊt.peɪ.ʃənt/
a person who goes to a hospital for treatment, but who does not stay any nights there
3. surgeon /ˈsɝː.dʒən/
a doctor who is specially trained to perform medical operations
4. surgery /ˈsɝː.dʒər.i/
the treatment of injuries or diseases in people or animals by cutting open the body and removing or repairing the damaged part
The patient had surgery on his heart.
5. emergency room /ɪˈmɝː.dʒən.si ˌruːm/
the part of a hospital where people go when they are ill or injured and need treatment quickly
She had to be rushed to the emergency room.
6. hospice /ˈhɑː.spɪs/
a hospital for people who are dying, especially from cancer
7. ambulance /ˈæm.bjə.ləns/
a special vehicle used to take sick or injured people to hospital
I called an ambulance.
8. intensive care /ɪnˌten.sɪv ˈker/
(in a hospital) continuous treatment for patients who are seriously ill, very badly injured, or who have just had an operation
She needed intensive care for three weeks.
9. medical /ˈmed.ɪ.kəl/
related to the treatment of illness and injuries
an examination of a person’s body by a doctor in order to discover if that person is healthy, sometimes done before a person can be accepted for a particular job
10. medicine /ˈmed.ɪ.sən/
a substance, especially in the form of a liquid or a pill, that is a treatment for illness or injury
Role-play this Dialogue with your teacher.
Tutor should begin by playing the role of the dentist office assistant,
mining answering a phone that the student, the patient, should voice.
Dentist Office Assistant: Good morning, Beautiful Smile Dentistry, this is Jamie. How may I help you today?
Patient: Good morning, I’d like to schedule a check-up.
D: I’d be happy to do that for you. Have you been to Beautiful Smile before?
P: Yes, I have. My last check-up was six months ago.
D: Great. Can I get your name, please?
P: Yes, of course, sorry. My name is [student’s name].
D: Thank you, [student’s name]. Which dentist did you see on your last check-up.
P: I’m not sure, really.
D: That’s OK. Let me check your chart… Oh, Dr. Lin.
P: Yes, that’s right.
D: OK… Dr. Lin has time next Friday in the morning.
P: Great. That’ll work.
D: OK, thank you for calling Mr. ______, we’ll see you next week.
P: Thank you, bye-bye.
11. bandage /ˈbæn.dɪdʒ/
a long, narrow piece of cloth that is tied around an injury or a part of someone’s body that has been hurt
to tie a bandage around an injury or part of someone’s body, or put bandages on someone or something
12. stitch /stɪtʃ/
a length of special thread used to join the edges of a deep cut in the flesh
to sew two things together, or to repair something by sewing
Her head wounds needed 50 stitches.
13. X-Ray /ˈeks.reɪ/
a photograph of a part of the body made using X-rays
The X-ray showed a slight irregularity in one lung.
14. thermometer /θɚˈmɑː.mə.t̬ɚ/
a device used for measuring temperature, especially of the air or in a person’s body
15. stethoscope /ˈsteθ.ə.skoʊp/
a piece of medical equipment that doctors use to listen to your heart and lungs
16. ointment /ˈɔɪnt.mənt/
a thick substance, usually containing medicine, that is put on the skin where it is sore or where there is an injury, in order to cure it
17. syringe /səˈrɪndʒ/
a hollow, cylinder-shaped piece of equipment used for sucking liquid out of something or pushing liquid into something, especially one with a needle that can be put under the skin and used to inject drugs, remove small amounts of blood, etc.
18. stretcher /ˈstretʃ.ɚ/
a light frame made from two long poles with a cover of soft material stretched between them, used for carrying people who are ill, injured, or dead
She was carried off the track on a stretcher.
19. wheelchair /ˈwiːl.tʃer/
a chair on wheels that people who are unable to walk use for moving around
He spent the last ten years of his life in a wheelchair after a fall that left him paralysed from the waist down.
20. painkiller /ˈpeɪnˌkɪl.ɚ/
a drug that is used to reduce or remove physical pain
The body produces chemicals that are natural painkillers.
Spell the vocabulary you’ve learned.
21. anaesthetic /ˌæn.əsˈθet̬.ɪk/
a substance that makes you unable to feel pain
The operation is performed under anaesthetic.
22. pharmacy /ˈfɑːr.mə.si/
part of a hospital where medicines are prepared
23. ward /wɔːrd/
one of the parts or large rooms into which a hospital is divided, usually with beds for patients
a geriatric/maternity/psychiatric ward
24. consulting room /kənˈsʌl.t̬ɪŋ ˌruːm/
an office where a doctor talks to and examines patients
25. dispensary /dɪˈspen.sɚ.i/
a place where medicines are prepared and given out, often in a hospital
26. high dependency unit /ˌhaɪ dɪˈpen.dən.si ˌjuː.nɪt/
the part of a hospital that provides a high level of care and treatment for patients who are seriously ill or who have just had a major operation
27. maternity ward /məˈtɝː.nə.t̬i ˌwɔːrd/
the part of a hospital in which women give birth and where they are taken care of after giving birth
28. operating room /ˈɑː.pə.reɪ.t̬ɪŋ ˌruːm/
a special room in which people are operated on in a hospital
29. sickroom /ˈsɪk.ruːm/
a room in which someone who is ill lies in bed
30. nursery /ˈnɝː.sɚ.i/
a room in a house where small children sleep and play
Match the correct meaning to each vocabulary.
- consulting room ____ 2. operating room ____ 3. dispensary____
a. part of a hospital where medicines are prepared and given
b. an office where a doctor talks to and examines patients
c. a special room in which people are operated on in a hospital