At the chemist

At the chemist

Listen to a conversation at a chemist's to practise and improve your listening skills.

Do the preparation task first. Then listen to the audio and do the exercises.

Preparation

Transcript

Chemist: Hello, can I help?

Customer: Yes, my wife sent me here. I, erm, need something for a sore throat … and I can't stop coughing. It really hurts.

Chemist: Do you have a headache too?

Customer: Not really, no.

Chemist: Well, we have this syrup. And these lozenges.

Customer: Which is better? 

Chemist: They're both good. The syrup is more expensive.

Customer: Oh, well … I'll take the lozenges, then. How many do I take?

Chemist: Just one.

Customer: Sorry, I'm sorry. Er, how often should I take it?

Chemist: Just one every four to six hours. Take it before mealtimes. Are you allergic to any medicine?

Customer: No.

Chemist: Then you'll be fine with this.

Customer: Can I get some antibiotics too?

Chemist: I'm afraid you need a prescription for that.

Customer: Ah.

Chemist: You know, you should really see a doctor if that cough continues.

Customer: Thanks. I know.

Chemist: Anything else?

Customer: No, thanks.

Chemist: That'll be £7.49 then, please.

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Submitted by kelb on Fri, 11/09/2020 - 11:24

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I rarely get any colds, therefore I recommend seeing a doctor, since I can't really give you any advice.

Submitted by D1N0 on Fri, 11/09/2020 - 07:41

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I don't get sick very often. Im pretty good at taking care of my health. I wear warm clothes utside in the winter and I eat vitamines. Im just good at not getting sick

Submitted by Niklas27 on Fri, 11/09/2020 - 07:22

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I get a cough after i get a cold. And i usually get a cold on the vinter.

Submitted by Faris.E on Fri, 11/09/2020 - 07:22

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I get cold in the winter, when I get cold I put on a jacket

Submitted by VildaArvid on Fri, 11/09/2020 - 07:22

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I'm getting a cold one time a year. My tip it's just relax and wait it out. That's how I do it.

Submitted by FilipArnkil on Fri, 11/09/2020 - 07:21

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I often get a cold in the winter but it often goes away pretty fast when I just relax at home.

Submitted by villiam on Fri, 11/09/2020 - 07:20

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ones every Autumn or so

Submitted by gabpau1219 on Fri, 11/09/2020 - 07:20

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I get a cold or cough maybe 1-2 times a year, but it's not that bad because i'm just home, watching movies and playing Playstation.

Submitted by AryanEld on Fri, 11/09/2020 - 07:20

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Not often, maybe in the winter time.

Submitted by Abdikarim123 on Fri, 11/09/2020 - 07:20

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I dont get cold or get coughs that much but, lemon and tea maybe should help. I think ginger also helps.