Medical vocabulary Relative clauses definitions game

IELTS Graduation Unit 4

Choose one of the boxes below with vocab from the listening on page 66/67 and try to explain which one you are thinking of without saying any of the words written there, e.g. “It is something that gives you energy that is made from natural products” for “herbal stimulant” 

 

recurring tiredness

 

 

furthermore

 

claim

 

herbal stimulant

 

extensive research

 

 

financial pressure

 

low levels of oxygen

 

track down the cause

 

insomnia

 

 

 

body clock

 

 

induce

 

sleep deprivation

 

boost

 

 

 

arise

 

 

rise

 

fundamental question

 

start having hallucinations

 

 

on-going

 

chronic fatigue syndrome

 

by a process of elimination

 

abnormality

 

a full recovery

 

diagnosis/ diagnose

 

 

inadequate

 

consumption of

 

 

convinced by the theory

 

 

high-protein diet

 

fuel

 

contribute to

 

 

carbohydrates

 

operating at low intensity

 

 

subject yourself to

 

red blood cells

 

whole grains

 

the building blocks for

 

 

optimum performance

 

remedy

 

debate surrounding its causes

 

 

 

Do the same with this vocabulary from the readings

 

vice

 

 

the latest evidence

in reasonable/ modest/ minute amounts

 

harmful cholesterol

 

conclude that

 

 

tranquiliser

 

pain-relieving effect

 

struggle to pay for

 

dominated by

 

 

a sense of well-being

 

blame something/ someone for

 

teenage acne/ spots

 

scientific data

 

 

mid-afternoon

 

blood sugar levels

 

keep you going

 

the latest wonder drug

 

intestine

 

cramp

 

diarrhoea

 

over-the-counter remedies

 

self-reliant

a branch of medicine

 

a physician

 

pill-popping

 

 

member of the (general) public

 

a prescription for

 

work wonders for

 

neighbourhood pharmacist

 

pride myself on

 

health-care consumer

 

well-informed

keep up with medical developments

 

a doctorate in

 

treatment of minor complaints

take something into my own hands

 

dissuade someone from

 

experience dizzy spells

 

dismiss them as

 

overwork

the world spinning around me

 

became a curse

 

a darkened room

 

eyes tightly shut

 

living hell

 

lose my balance

 

 

do-it-yourself

 

side effects

a healthy appreciation of the limits of

 

sound advice

sticking to a sensible diet

taking regular exercise

 

refraining from smoking

 

wonder about the wisdom of

 

on the road to recovery

 

in the driver’s seat

 

professional paternalism

 

unquestioned authority

 

single minded

 

determine the course of action

 

malpractice litigation

 

easy access to

 

give you an illusion of

 

pharmaceutical companies

Do the same with the medical vocabulary below, but only uses phrases starting with “It’s a person/ a place/ a thing/ stuff…” 

 

A physician

 

 

A clinic

 

An X-ray

 

Blood

 

A GP

 

 

A (doctor’s) surgery

 

A drip

 

 

Medicine

 

A surgeon

 

 

Operating theatre

 

A pill (= A tablet)

 

Cough syrup

 

A junior doctor

 

 

Ward

 

A plaster (= A Band Aid)

 

Gas

 

A midwife

 

 

Delivery room

 

A crutch

 

Pain

 

An organ donor

 

 

Waiting room

 

A wheelchair

 

Saliva (= Spit)

 

A blood donor

 

 

A chemist’s/ pharmacist

 

An antibiotic

 

Lotion

 

A chemist/ pharmacist

 

A drugstore

 

A painkiller

 

Antiseptic

 

A plastic surgeon

 

 

ER

 

A syringe

 

 

Mouthwash

 

An outpatient

 

Reception

 

 

A sling

 

Plaque

 

A patient

 

X-ray room

 

 

A surgical mask

 

Gauze

 

 

A lab assistant

 

Nursing home

 

 

A bandage

 

Plaster (of Paris)

Which relative pronouns should be used with each of the columns above?

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