- 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
Speaking Practice – Very Important Speaking Patterns
Speaking Aloud Groups Of Words That Are Commonly Used Together (sometimes called collocations) helps you speak more smoothly and naturally, and builds your communication skills more quickly.
EXAMPLES of common collocations:
rule out diabetes (an illness)
sounds like an allergy (a diagnosis)
pretty sure of the diagnosis
suggests that you have (+ diagnosis)
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.
- rule out = rul’out
- sounds likes = souns’like
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.