3.4 Too Much Medicine

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Published: 4.08.2017
Level 3   |   Time: 1:38
Accent: American
Source: Top Notch TV

Dr. Anderson gives Paul some medical advice for his health issues.


triangle Directions

  1. REVIEW the vocabulary / background.
  2. WATCH the video.
  3. ANSWER the questions.
  4. CHECK your answers. (Show Answers)

triangle Vocabulary

  • That's for sure. [adj] - definitely
  • medications [exp] - medicine
  • over-the-counter [exp] - medicine you can buy without a prescription
  • pain killers [exp] - medicine that reduces pain
  • cold tablets [exp] - pills for a cold
  • nasal spray [exp] - a spray for your nose
  • cough medicine [exp] - a medicine to stop coughing
  • antacid [exp] - a medicine for a sore (upset) stomach
  • decongestent [exp] - a medicine that reduces a stuffed up nose

[adj] - adjective, [exp] - expression

triangle Background

Marie Bob Paul
Marie Bob Paul
  • Marie, Bob and Paul all work in a travel agency.
  • Paul does not feel well.
  • Dr. Anderson is checking on Paul health.

triangle Questions

  1. What illness does Paul have?
    the flu
    a cold

  2. What medicine has Paul taken?
    pain killers
    cold tablets
    nasal spray
    cough medicine

  3. What does Dr. Anderson say about the medicine Paul took?
    He should take more medicine.
    He should take different medicine.
    He should take less medicine.

  4. Who probably gave Paul the cold?

  5. What exercise has Paul done recently?
    weight lifting

  6. When did Paul start exercsing?
    last week
    last month

  7. Why does Paul have body pain?
    He has a cold.
    He exercised too much.
    He lifted something heavy.

  8. What treatment does Bob offer to give Paul?
    spiritual help

triangle Language Focus (health vocab.)

Directions: Match the medication/treatment to the health problem it is used for.

  • Paul could take some pain killers if he has (a headache).
  • Paul should take some cold tablets if he has (a cold).
  • Paul ought to use some nasal spray if he has (a stuffy nose).
  • Some people take vitamins if they have (no energy).
  • Paul should take some cough medicine if he has (a cold).
  • Paul might try some antacid if he has (an upset stomach).
  • Paul can take a decongestent if he has (a stuffy nose).
  • Paul might want to try chiropractic treatment if he has (a sore back).

triangle Script

Dr. Anderson: Say “Ahhh.”
Bob: Cover your face, doc.
Paul: Ahhh.
Dr. Anderson: Well, you have a cold, that’s for sure.
Cheryl: What about the other stuff? The pain in the back and the side . . . ?
Dr. Anderson: Have you taken any medications lately?
Paul: Just some over-the-counter stuff—pain killer, cold tablets, nasal spray.
Dr. Anderson: That sounds OK.
Paul: And some cough medicine, vitamins, antacid.
Dr. Anderson: That’s a lot of medicine.
Paul: And some decongestant.
Dr. Anderson: That’s too much medicine in one day.
Marie: That must be why you’re feeling so bad.
Dr. Anderson: Have you been around anyone else who’s sick?
Paul: My friend Don has had a cold all week. We lifted weights last night for about an hour and ran five miles. He had to walk the last mile.
Dr. Anderson: Is that your usual exercise routine?
Paul: Yep. I started it yesterday.
Dr. Anderson: Well, that explains it. You exercised too much.
Paul: That’s all?
Dr. Anderson: That’s all.
Bob: A little chiropractic treatment might help you.
Paul: Stay away from me.

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