In Module 4, you will
- Explain provisional and differential diagnoses
- Describe test purpose and procedure
- Discuss treatments available and their effects
- Inform, reassure and warn about outcomes
- kinds of tests
- test equipment
- common verbs in medical procedures
- verb+noun collocations
- simple future (will / going to)
- active and passive voice
- conditional 0 and 1
- conditionals with modal verb
FLUENCY with important speaking patterns:
Speaking aloud common word groups (sometimes called collocations) helps you speak more smoothly and naturally.
In this module, these groups of words (collocations) are underlined. Examples of common collocations:
- rule out diabetes (an illness)
- sounds like an allergy (a diagnosis)
- suggests that you have (+ diagnosis)
English speakers tie words together so the end of one word runs into the start of the next.
Examples of tying sounds together:
- rule out = rul’out
- sounds likes = souns’like
Practice saying word groups aloud, running them together until they flow as one expression.