Medical English games/ worksheets

PDFs, lesson plans and lists of useful language for teaching English to doctors, nurses, people working in pharmaceutical companies, etc. If you like anything here and want more, please support TEFLtastic.

Lists of useful Medical English

British and American medical English list – the tenth list here

Colloquial expressions for medical terms

The answer key to this brainstorming worksheet

Photocopiable Medical English classroom materials

See further down the list for more general ones

Medical English news lessons/ discussion lessons/ issue-based lessons

Body image problems for men (my version of a Guardian news lesson)

Denial of treatment for smokers and the obese (ditto)

Scientific proof of alternative medicine (similar)

Medical English lesson plans with worksheets

The roots of medical English– (with four worksheets – originally written for Onestopenglish but here for free!)

Medical English pronunciation worksheets

Technical and medical a and u pairwork

Medical English difficult sounds pairwork

Technical and medical Simple Past pronunciation

Medical English worksheets including grammar

Defining medical vocabulary with relative clauses practice – NEW

Medical problems and solutions Present Perfect practice

Medical English Present Continuous mimes

Technical and medical Simple Past pronunciation

Medical moral dilemmas for second conditional

Passive tenses medical breakthrough dominoes

Medical English articles definitions game

Medical vocabulary Relative clauses definitions game (for use with IELTS Graduation, but last page useable without the book)

Other photocopiable medical English classroom activities

Strong and weak medical advice – NEW

Guess the medical problems from the advice

Medical controversies vocabulary and discussion

Opinions on health

The history of medical English

The original meanings of medical vocabulary

Health and fitness vocabulary ask and tell game

Health and exercise generalisations and recommendations (with useful language for writing reports)

Health vocabulary brainstorming

FCE Writing Part One essays on health

FCE Speaking Part Four on health

Medical English mimes

Health problems mimes

Medical jokes

Medical problems and symptoms guessing

Medicine discussion questions

The history of medical English

Analysing medical vocabulary

Food and health discussion

Dieting discussion questions

Medical English online practice

Medical English for doctors and patients (29 useful but rather boring online quizzes, actually also covering stuff for neither doctors nor patients, including language for dentists, about biotechnology, etc – near the bottom of the page)

Other other people’s Medical English lessons

English for nurses and medical professionals (basic lists and quizzes from

A long list of Medical English links (mostly for language learners, but some originally for native speakers)

Updated 11 October 2022

5 Responses to Medical English games/ worksheets

  1. Ioana says:

    Hello, can I just say, your lessons are amazing and super super helpful!!!! Thank you for taking the time and trouble to post all these nifty lesson plans!

  2. JR says:

    This is a great resource, adding some nice activities to the curriculum I use. Thanks so much.

  3. alexcase says:

    Glad to be of help. Spread the word!

  4. Fantastic resources. Thank you so very much

  5. Michael Lyall says:

    I have taken a Tefl course recently.
    I’m a recently retired medical practitioner.
    How does one get work teaching medical English?
    I would be grateful for any tips.
    Michael Lyall

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