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8 Elementary Health Problems, Symptoms and Illnesses Vocabulary and Speaking Exercises

Elementary illness and symptoms  language is more easily taught to English as a Second language students with the support of variety of exercises and with  the support of pictures which can be used to give context and  visually demonstrate medical conditions. Picture- matching exercises work great icebreakers before speaking or reading exercises.

1 Elementary health problems and illnesses vocabulary and speaking worksheet

This is an English language exercise introducing and practicing the language and vocabulary of health problems and illnesses. Students try to match the vocabulary with the appropriate pictures.  Students then answer the questions at the bottom of the page.

Health treatment and illness symptoms vocabulary and speaking worksheet.

Health problems vocabulary and speaking worksheet (PDF)

2 Common verbs for health, illness and treatment worksheet (with  answers)

This is an elementary English language exercise exploring verbs commonly used in health and medical treatments. Students try to match the vocabulary with the appropriate pictures. Then then they answer the questions.

Verbs for health treatment and illness vocabulary and speaking exercise.

Common verbs for health, illness and medical treatments worksheet (PDF)

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3 Parts of speech  for health, illness and treatment worksheet (with  answers)

Although this exercise is a little more advanced, it works surprisingly well in the classroom.  It’s a great way to reinforce and  deepen students’ knowledge of health and illness vocabulary.

Parts of speech for health vocabulary sorting exercise.

Parts of speech for  health, illness and medical treatments worksheet (PDF)

4   Create a health and illness  conversation

Here, students have to write a health and illness conversation or dialogue . This is a good way to assess students understanding of the vocabulary and grammar of  this topic.

Create a health and illness conversation.

Write a health and illness conversation (PDF)

5 Expanding health and illness vocabulary.

 These worksheets contain a wider range of common health problems and symptoms vocabulary.

Common health problems and symptoms vocabulary exdercise

Common health problems (PDF)

6 Elements of health services vocabulary worksheet (with answers)

This is an  English language exercise introducing vocabulary for health services. Students try to match the vocabulary with the appropriate pictures.

lements of health services:illnesses and treatments vocabulary and language exercise

Elements of health services vocabulary (PDF)

7 Talking about common health problems

This is an elementary ESL exercise for practicing language useful for talking about health problems. Students try to complete the sentences with their own ideas.

Talking about common health problems speaking exercise

Talking about common health problems  worksheet (PDF)

8 Everyday hospital/medical appointment conversations

 
This is an elementary ESL  exercise for practicing and reviewing  basic questions and answers necessary for discussing  health problems and talking about medical appointments. Students look at the pictures and fill in appropriate questions and answers.

Common health-appointments-conversation-worksheet

Common medical appointment conversations (PDF)

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