- Elicit details about symptoms
- Record details accurately while you listen
- Ask politely to do a physical examination
- Give instructions during physical examination
- Explain provisional diagnosis
- common symptoms
- present perfect progressive
- past progressive
- past perfect
- adjectives (for symptoms)
SPEAKING PRACTICE – VERY IMPORTANT SPEAKING PATTERNS
There are many GROUPS OF WORDS (sometimes called COLLOCATIONS) that are often used together in healthcare.
Examples of common collocations:
- control symptoms (of chronic disease)
- struggle with depression
- get a sprained ankle
Throughout this module, these groups of words (or collocations) are often underlined
English speakers also TIE WORDS TOGETHER so the end of one word runs into the start of the next.
- sprained ankle = sprain’dan-kle
Practice by SAYING THESE GROUPS OF WORDS ALOUD, running the words together until they flow as smoothly and naturally as one expression. This helps condition you to speak more fluently.