Ambulance, a blood test, a check-up, a diagnosis, hospital, medicine, a patient, a prescription, a prognosis, a sick note/list, side effects  


Allergy, asthma, bronchitis, cancer, cholera, a cold, flu, hay fever, heart attack, hepatitis

Aches and pains, cuts and bruises

A backache, a black eye, a bruise, a cut, an earache, a headache, an injury, nausea, a pain in…, a runny nose, a sore throat, a stiff neck, a toothache, a wound

Verbs/verbal expressions (accidents, symptoms, complains)

To be allergic to/ to have allergy to, to break one’s arm/ankle etc., to burn one’s hand/finger etc., to cough, to cut one’s finger/toe etc., to feel dizzy, to feel itchy, to feel sick, to fight off (a disease), to go down with/to come down with (I), to have a fever, to have a high temperature, to recover from, to suffer from, to sneeze, to take a pill, to tremble, to twist one’s arm/ankle etc.

Diagnosing, treatment

To call in a doctor, to feel smb’s pulse, to have an X-ray, to take temperature, to make an appointment with a doctor, to make a diagnosis, to prescribe a diet, to relieve pain, to stay in bed, to write out a prescription 

Adjectives to describe pain

Acute, burning, chronic, dull, intense /severe/ terrible, mild, moderate, sharp, sudden, throbbing


 Anesthesiologist, cardiologist, dermatologist, endocrinologist, gastroenterologist, a GP, gynecologist, neurologist, nurse, oncologist, ophthalmologist, otolaryngologist (ENT), pediatrician, psychiatrist, pulmonologist, surgeon, urologist


Vocabulary with translation