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 Suraj paliwal on Sat, 17/04/2021 - 03:55

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During one year I don't have cold or cough. During covid I aware more for my health and I care it. So I don't have cough or cold since one year.

Submitted by In on Fri, 02/04/2021 - 09:37

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I don`t get a cough for a long time now. I think the last one was two years ago.

Submitted by fariba on Wed, 17/03/2021 - 10:19

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i often get a cold when i have stress or anxiety and i eat tables.

Submitted by mo-tarik on Mon, 08/03/2021 - 17:24

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Every winter when temperature is low I usually get cold. In that case I use home remedies and I change my diet: eat more vegies and fruits especially citrus.

Submitted by German on Fri, 26/02/2021 - 02:12

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I rarely get cough or cold. I try care me and to have good clothes for the winter. I like wear good clothes like sueters and scarfs. Here in Bogotá generally the weather is cold and we have to wear clothes that don´t allow that you get a cold

Submitted by Abrarhussain on Mon, 08/02/2021 - 22:51

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I get a strong cold once a year the doctor recommends me to take some medicine and a few days bed rest.
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Submitted by kate050186 on Sun, 07/02/2021 - 19:33

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Fortunately I don't have a cold very often, usually once a year. I stay at home and drink a lot of water, tea with honey and sore throat tablets:)

Submitted by cittàutopica on Thu, 28/01/2021 - 18:02

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Fortunatately I rarely get a cough or a cold, perhaps because I live in a town with mild climate, where it's no much cold in winter. But, if I have a cold, I stay at home and I take a hot drink.

Submitted by Aroooma on Tue, 26/01/2021 - 19:46

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I get cold and sort throte in the cold weather also get fever but I prefer take a natural drinks ruther than medications, like ginger with lemon or orange jusie and t,its perfect.Surly take rest is important for Patient

Submitted by Roberto Dur on Sat, 23/01/2021 - 13:16

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It is very common to me to get a cold, as I live in a tropical country I use warm beverages, they really help, only if they fail then I go to try syrups