It’s quite difficult finding good exercises for teaching English for the medical sciences. Below are some exercises including a variety of topics: describing graphs and trends, logistics, brain-related vocabulary, venipuncture, exercises for scientific adjectives, measuring, laboratory vocabulary and microbiology related vocabulary and more.
This is an elementary English language exercise exploring verbs commonly used in health and medical treatments. Students listen to the audio, match the vocabulary with the appropriate pictures and complete the sentences. Then then they answer the questions.
Common verbs for medical treatments worksheet (PDF)
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Here is an exercise introducing basic academic vocabulary for talking about graphs in the medical sciences.
Similar but more difficult than the exercise above, this activity focuses vocabulary for talking about trends in the medical sciences.
This exercise practices common phrasal verbs in the context of the medical sciences.
Here is an exercise exploring vocabulary commonly used for discussing the logistics of ordering and delivering medication.
This is a great language learning topic as is it can lead in many directions. It’s especially good for medical sciences.
This is a vocabulary and discussion exercise for giving opinions about vaccines.
These health/medical sciences vocabulary worksheets using images which graphically represent the meanings of words are great introductory exercises for teaching non-native speakers the English language terminology of medical sciences subjects such as medical technology.
Health/medical sciences vocabulary 1 (PDF)
Health/medical sciences vocabulary 2 (PDF)
Health/medical sciences vocabulary 3 (PDF)
Health/medical sciences vocabulary 4 (PDF)
This is a complete venipuncture and health check language lesson including picture vocabulary matching, multiple choice quiz and venipuncture process writing activity. I have developed this lesson for teaching medical technology students in Thailand.
Venipuncture and health check vocabulary exercises (PDF)
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“Scientific adjectives” includes adjectives frequently used in the health sciences. It also includes a picture-vocabulary matching activity and a comparative adjective grammar exercise helping students understand how to use these adjectives when making comparisons.
“Basic measuring vocabulary” includes vocabulary commonly used for talking about amounts, sizes and quantities in medical science situations such as in a laboratory.
Basic measuring vocabulary (PDF)
This is an elementary ESL exercise for practicing language useful for describing medical and health occupations. Students try to complete the sentences with their own ideas. There is some useful vocabulary at the bottom of the page.
This is an elementary ESL exercise for practicing language useful for talking about using needles and giving injections. Students try to complete the sentences with the words at the top of the page.
This is an elementary ESL exercise for practicing language useful for talking about blood. Students try to complete the sentences with the appropriate words.
This exercise includes language commonly used to talk about equipment and other aspects of a laboratory.
Laboratory related vocabulary and expressions (PDF)
This is an elementary English language exercise introducing medical tools vocabulary. Students try to match the vocabulary with the appropriate pictures.
This includes worksheet includes language commonly used to talk about topics related to industrial microbiology.
Microbiology vocabulary review exercise 1(PDF)
Microbiology vocabulary review exercise 2 (PDF)
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