At the doctor's

"Chez le médecin"
French B1 writing exercise

Robert goes to the doctor for a consultation.

Pay attention to the hints!

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "to take a seat", "what's wrong?", "to describe", "a symptom", "to feel like", "a lump in one's throat", "to swallow", "to take a look", "open wide", "inflamed", "to lift up", "to take a breath", "a sore throat", "the medicine", "to prescribe", "to soothe the pain".

I’ll give you some sentences to translate into French

  • I’ll show you where you make mistakes
  • I’ll keep track of what you need to practise
  • Change my choices if you want
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How the test works

Here's a preview of the text for the writing challenge, when you're ready click the start button above:

- Hello Sir, please take a seat. What's wrong today? - I really don't feel well, Doctor. - Describe your symptoms to me. - I feel like I have a lump in my throat which hurts [me] when I swallow. As a result, I haven't eaten solid food since yesterday morning. - OK, I'm going to take a look. Open wide please. Your throat is inflamed. Lift up your shirt, and take deep breaths... thank you. - So Doctor, is it serious? - Don't panic, it's only a bit of a sore throat. Take the medicine that I'm going to prescribe for you, rest and drink hot drinks to soothe the pain. - Thank you very much Doctor. I feel better already!

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