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.


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 Himiys2018_ on Mon, 04/12/2023 - 07:07


I don't get cold or caugh for long time, beacuse i concentrate to support my immune system by eating good and healthy food , and recommend people to drink orange and lemon juice , eating food with hight vitamin c and nutritions.

Submitted by Raho on Sun, 05/11/2023 - 07:41


i get cough 2weeks often i recommend people drink hot things like tea and boil some water in sefira and cover them selves inside

Submitted by Mr.Kenan on Sat, 21/10/2023 - 21:17


I have never got a cold and a cough for 3 years. I am really trying to be carefully when I be with other people. In winter, I use a mask and take some supplements so I protect myself from all diseases.

Submitted by Safe_Mode on Sat, 14/10/2023 - 19:30


I not often have a cough or a cold I don't even remember when was the last I had this. Everything I can to recommend - just stay in bed and take a rest for day or two. It should help

Submitted by marcialopes on Tue, 29/08/2023 - 00:37


Too often lately, to be honest. Whenever I'm in front of a fan or air conditioner, I always wake up feeling unwell. And nowadays, it's very hot, so that's why is too common to get a cough or a cold. If you're already sick, I would recommend natural approaches (such as propolis extract and honey, for example) before starting a treatment with medicines.

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Submitted by elifkglx on Thu, 29/06/2023 - 14:36


I get a cold or caugh nearly every 4 months. I recommend herbal tea and soup. I usually get better when i drink them for a week in a row.

Submitted by Augustus09 on Sun, 04/06/2023 - 06:03


I consider myself is so strong so I rarely get sick, but was sick twice at 4 years old and 9 years old. If you are like me, just take medicines, keep warm and see the doctor if you need. Hope that you will get well soon 🖖

Submitted by nganvo110 on Fri, 26/05/2023 - 11:31


In the area where I live, the hot and humid tropical climate helps me avoid coughs and colds most of the time. However, if I do happen to come down with a fever or a sore throat, I have a few strategies to ease the symptoms. Firstly, I prioritize rest and isolation, making sure to limit contact with others to prevent spreading any infection. I also make a trip to the local pharmacy to get the appropriate medications that target my specific condition. On occasion, I find comfort in a soothing mixture of hot lemon and honey, which acts as a natural remedy. I make it a point to drink warm fluids to soothe and protect my throat. Additionally, I include nourishing foods like beef, pork, and eggs in my diet, often in the form of comforting porridge, which aids in speeding up my recovery from coughs. Finally, I engage in light exercises to keep my body flexible and prevent stiffness. From my own experience, consistently following these practices typically leads to noticeable improvement within a week.

Submitted by BusBus93 on Wed, 03/05/2023 - 16:19


I have been getting sick since I was a baby, so I take medication frequently. If you get sick like me, you need to keep your feet warm and take vitamins regularly to boost your immune system.

Submitted by hannibete on Tue, 25/04/2023 - 19:43


Hardly I get a cold, thank God. But when it happens, I used to drink garlic and lemon tea. It's horrible, I know! But it works, I swear!