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Vocabulary exercises to help learn words related to health.


Language level

Intermediate: B1


Someday I was in the sea. I small fish called ogress bit me and it was painful. I swam out quickly. I went to the doctor and told him what happend. My hand swelled and the doctor told the nurse to inject me. One hour later everything was fine. My hand had again the right size and I had no pain at all.

Hi, there's a sentence which attracted me in the task 5
It says " An X-ray is a picture of our bones"
Why it uses "An" before X-ray ? Why it doesn't use "A" ?

Thankyou ^^

Hello RaniaNuriah,

The form 'an' is used because of the pronunciation of 'X-ray'. When we say it, it begins with a vowel sound ('ex'). This is why we say 'an umbrella' (first sounds: /um/) but 'a university' (first sounds /ju:/).


The LearnEnglish Team

when i go to the dentist, i feel nervous; also i usually go to the pharmacy to get over-the-counter medicines

I don´t worry about to see the doctor or dentist due to me it is only routine for a while , might in the future who knows what kind of health problems will waiting for us ?
nowadys I have been taking 3 tablets per day due to my blood pressure and kidney stone

hi everybody
ı couldnt understand task 5 what does it mean
>>Select the THREE words that have one extra syllable when they are plural.<<
i think someone can explain clearer
thanks alot

Hello mhr8085,

To do this exercise, you have to pay attention to the pronunciation of the words. More specifically, you have to pay attention to the number of syllables in the words. If the number of syllables in the singular word is different from the number of syllables in the plural word, then you tick the box. There are three words like this in the list.

For example, the singular word 'ambulance' has three syllables: ambulance. The plural word 'ambulances' has four syllables: ambulances. Therefore, the word should be ticked. 

Does that make more sense? 

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

I am not often sick !

Thank you so much

Hello British council teachers
)The error won't become a mistake until to refuse to correct it)
I heard this quotation form motivational speaker (prince Ea) and I have been wondering
Does the error is part of the mistake
I would be greatful if u explain the deference between them and if the there is no difference why don't he said the error won become error and vice virtue.