Medical English difficult sounds pairwork worksheets

Student A

Choose one of the complete words and explain what it is to your partner without using any of the words, e.g. “It’s a kind of exercise that makes you breathe heavily”. When they guess the correct answer (“Aerobic”), correct their pronunciation if it is wrong and check if they know how to spell it.

Cotton woo_____                                                                                                                    ____cte_____ia
The m____ning after pi____                                                                                              Penici_____in
A___oma _____erapy                                                                                                          An____ihistamines
___spi___in                                                                                                                              Inf___uenza
____accine                                                                                                                                A____er____y
Ty____us                                                                                                                                   Cont____ct ____enses
A (p____aster) cast                                                                                                               C___inic
G_____s                                                                                                                                     Ba______oom sc____es
An infe____io____ty comp____ex                                                                               M_____a___ia
A d______gst______                                                                                                           C____oning
A face ____ift                                                                                                                           High ____isk
____ina                                                                                                                                       ___nxious

Jet lag                                                                                                                                          Trouble
Milligrams                                                                                                                                  Lamp
Pump                                                                                                                                           Tranquilizer
Vegetarian                                                                                                                                Virus
Aerobic                                                                                                                                      Atomizer
Data analysis                                                                                                                           Biotechnology
A nervous breakdown                                                                                                         Laboratory
Medical records                                                                                                                     X ray (machine)
A scalpel                                                                                                                                   Nicotine
Shiatsu                                                                                                                                       Heroin
Melanoma                                                                                                                                Homeopathy
Cholera                                                                                                                                      Asbestos


Medical English- Difficult sounds
Student B

Choose one of the complete words and explain what it is to your partner without using any of the words, e.g. “It’s a kind of plastic surgery to make you look younger”. When they guess the correct answer (“A face lift”), correct their pronunciation if it is wrong and check if they know how to spell it.

A plaster (cast)                                                                                                  Clinic
Aromatherapy                                                                                                  Antihistamines
Aspirin                                                                                                                 Influenza
Cotton wool                                                                                                       Bacteria
A drugstore                                                                                                       Cloning
The morning after pill                                                                                   Penicillin
Vaccine                                                                                                               Allergy
Angina                                                                                                                 Anxious
A face lift                                                                                                            High risk
Typhus                                                                                                                Contact lenses
Gums                                                                                                                   Bathroom scales
An inferiority complex                                                                               Malaria

Shi____tsu                                                                                                       He____oin
A n______ous ______eakdown                                                            _______o______ato_____y
____e___eta___i                                                                                         an ____i_____us
_____itami___                                                                                             ___iote___no____gy
Medica___ ___ecords                                                                               X ___y (machine)
A sc___pe___                                                                                              Nico____ine
Cho___e_____a                                                                                          ____s____estos
Jet _____g                                                                                                    T___oub____e
Mi_____ig_____ms                                                                                  ______mp
P____mp                                                                                                       Tr____nquilizer
Ae_____ic                                                                                                     ____tomizer
Me____onoma                                                                                            H___meop_____y
(Data) ana____sis


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One Response to Medical English difficult sounds pairwork worksheets

  1. Alex Case says:

    NB: This worksheet is especially designed for Japanese learners, especially words that already exist in Japanese but they find difficult to pronounce and proper English for “Japanese English” words that do not actually come from English.

    If you are using this with other nationalities, you might want to edit the worksheet in Word or Wordpad before you print out and use.

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