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

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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 javibuendi on Wed, 04/11/2020 - 09:18

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I don´t often catch a cold, perhaps one or two times per year. I´m usually careful with getting warm, I wear warm coats and I don´t walk barefoot at home. It´s also important to wear gloves and thick socks because you lose a big amount of heat through hands and feet. That´s my piece of advice. Cheers from Madrid.

Submitted by nialataria on Sat, 24/10/2020 - 16:31

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during corona virus isn't easy to hear that coughing ))) I recommend grandmother's home remedies ))

Submitted by Mai Hamad on Wed, 21/10/2020 - 18:13

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I rarely get cough or cold in general i am taking care of myself usually and concentrate on raising my self immunity to disease, i recommend to excersise and eat healthy diet contains more fresh vitamins, in between drinking warm hot liquids with cinnamon or ginger to boost our health.

Submitted by Ugulhan on Mon, 19/10/2020 - 11:10

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I have got in February an eye cold, and the eye has been seen by the doctor then he wrote a prescription after that I have been to have to buy them from the chemist. They were one lozenge, eye liquid, and cream for the eye. I got lozenges 3 times in a day and got eye liquid then I apply the cream on the eye. I would recommend to others if outside would be cold, take your warm cap and cover your head warm.
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Submitted by danisep on Mon, 14/09/2020 - 03:13

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I think that once a year I'd could get a cold, for changes in weather, when arrive cold and rainy days, usually when I feel sore throat and some cough, I take flew lozenges and drink a lot water to avoid get flu. and now I know that is good to treat the flu taking vitamin c.

Submitted by viclin0709 on Fri, 11/09/2020 - 11:32

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I dont get sick very often because I take care of myself and my health. I take good care of my health and I take responsibility to not get sick like using warm clothes outside. I recommend staying home if youre sick and it is very important to sleep and eat.

Submitted by ivarhasse on Fri, 11/09/2020 - 11:30

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I get a cold once a year and i recommend you to put on clothes so u dont get cold.

Submitted by Linus Farinder on Fri, 11/09/2020 - 11:28

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I offen no get it but I get mor offen i winter times .

Submitted by RedTube on Fri, 11/09/2020 - 11:26

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I dont get sick very often but when i get sick i really get sick like i almost dies

Submitted by bra eller on Fri, 11/09/2020 - 11:26

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Lika one time at year