Medical problems and symptoms guessing

Teachers’ instructions: photocopy the worksheets, cut along the lines and give out one card per student. You can leave out any cards you think are too adult for your class.

Once their partner has guessed, give them new a card and keep the cards moving around the class.

Roleplay cards
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Your problem is:
You are spending too much time sitting at a computer

Don’t tell your partner what your problem is, just tell them what the symptoms are, e.g.
“My eyes hurt”
Can they guess what the problem is?
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Your problem is:
You have been smoking too much

Don’t tell your partner what your problem is, just tell them what the symptoms are, e.g.
“My teeth are yellow”
Can they guess what the problem is?
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Your problem is:
You have been smoking too much dope (= weed = grass= marihuana)

Don’t tell your partner what your problem is, just tell them what the symptoms are, e.g.
“I am moving very slow”
Can they guess what the problem is?
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Your problem is:
You have a cold

Don’t tell your partner what your problem is, just tell them what the symptoms are, e.g.
“I keep on sneezing”
Can they guess what the problem is?
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Your problem is:
You have hay fever

Don’t tell your partner what your problem is, just tell them what the symptoms are, e.g.
“I keep on sneezing”
Can they guess what the problem is?
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Your problem is:
You have an allergy to dust

Don’t tell your partner what your problem is, just tell them what the symptoms are, e.g.
“I keep on sneezing”
Can they guess what the problem is?
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Your problem is:
You have asthma

Don’t tell your partner what your problem is, just tell them what the symptoms are, e.g.
“I can’t run”
Can they guess what the problem is?
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Your problem is:
You are pregnant

Don’t tell your partner what your problem is, just tell them what the symptoms are, e.g.
“My period has stopped”
Can they guess what the problem is?
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Your problem is:
Your host mother has given you food poisoning

Don’t tell your partner what your problem is, just tell them what the symptoms are, e.g.
“I have been to the toilet 5 times today”
Can they guess what the problem is?
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Your problem is:
You have an STD (= sexually transmitted disease)

Don’t tell your partner what your problem is, just tell them what the symptoms are, e.g.
“I am very itchy”
Can they guess what the problem is?
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Your problem is:
You have head lice

Don’t tell your partner what your problem is, just tell them what the symptoms are, e.g.
“I am very itchy”
Can they guess what the problem is?
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Your problem is:
You have an STD (= sexually transmitted disease)

Don’t tell your partner what your problem is, just tell them what the symptoms are, e.g.
“I am very itchy”
Can they guess what the problem is?
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Your problem is:
You are a glue sniffer

Don’t tell your partner what your problem is, just tell them what the symptoms are, e.g.
“My nose is always running”
Can they guess what the problem is?
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Your problem is:
You are bulimic

Don’t tell your partner what your problem is, just tell them what the symptoms are, e.g.
“I have lost a lot of weight”
Can they guess what the problem is?
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Your problem is:
You have an STD (= sexually transmitted disease)

Don’t tell your partner what your problem is, just tell them what the symptoms are, e.g.
“I am very itchy”
Can they guess what the problem is?
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PDF version for easy saving and printing: Medical Problems Roleplay pdf printable

2 Responses to Medical problems and symptoms guessing

  1. Monsta Ward says:

    Do your students have a lot of STD’s?

  2. alexcase says:

    No idea. If they do, it’s not my fault!

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