Helpful Health and Medical Sciences Vocabulary and Language Exercises

The health and medical sciences  are specialized subjects with a lot of vocabulary learning required by students who are not native speakers of English. It’s now quite easy to access  large libraries of  images and create really useful health science vocabulary worksheets with  images that  graphically correspond with specific vocabulary. Topics include a venipuncture and health check lesson and exercises for scientific adjectives, measuring, laboratory vocabulary and microbiology related vocabulary.

1 Health/medical sciences vocabulary worksheets

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 technology and sciences vocabulary and language exercise for ESL students.

Health/medical sciences vocabulary 1 (PDF)

Health/medical sciences vocabulary 2 (PDF)

Health/medical sciences vocabulary 3 (PDF)

Health/medical sciences vocabulary 4 (PDF)

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2  Venipuncture and health check vocabulary  exercises (with answers)

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.

Venipuncture and health check vocabulary exercises  (PDF)


3  Scientific adjectives

“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.

Science related adjectives exercise for English language learners.

Scientific adjectives  (PDF)


4  Basic measuring vocabulary

“Basic measuring vocabulary”  includes vocabulary commonly used for talking about  amounts, sizes  and quantities in medical science situations such as in a laboratory.

Basic health sciences measuring vocabulary exercise.

Basic measuring vocabulary  (PDF)

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5 Jobs and people in medicine

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.

Jobs for medicine vocabulary worksheet exercise

Jobs for medicine (PDF)

6 Using needles (giving injections) vocabulary

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.

Health sciences giving injections vocabulary exercise

Giving injections (PDF)

7 Talking about blood vocabulary worksheet

This is an elementary ESL exercise for practicing language useful for talking about blood. Students try to complete the sentences with the appropriate words.

Talking about blood language exercise

Talking about blood (PDF)


This exercise  includes language  commonly used to talk about equipment and other aspects of a laboratory.

An exercise teaching useful vocabulary for a health sciences or medical technology laboratory.

Laboratory related  vocabulary and expressions (PDF)


This includes worksheet includes   language commonly used to talk about  topics related to industrial microbiology.

Microbiology vocabulary language exercise for English language learners 2019

Microbiology vocabulary review exercise 1(PDF)

Microbiology vocabulary review exercise 2 (PDF)


10 Basic vocabulary for medical tools worksheet

     This is an  elementary English  language  exercise  introducing medical tools vocabulary.  Students try to match the vocabulary with the appropriate pictures.

Basic vocabulary for medical tools exercise

 Medical tools (PDF)

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