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illness / injury

See also:
skills: health - physical
vocabulary: health
skills: healthcare
skills: accidents and emergencies

Worksheets for illness / injury
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Ailments matching (913)
Three-column, twelve-row matching: He sprained || his ankle || playing football etc.


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IIlnesses and injury - collocations and mime cards (788)
Matching exercise - I've broken my | leg arm; I've got | toothache sunburn etc Twelve mime cards 'I was playing football and I twisted my ankle' etc


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Common ailments - collocations and remedies (709)
Collocations: 12 + 12 cards plus an extra 9 cards for possible treatments for some of the ailments. Can be used for a variety of simple matching games.



Quizzes for illness / injuryPage top ↑
Health problems quiz 1 (946)
Twelve-questions multiple-choice quiz




Book references for illness / injuryPage top ↑

General English course books (adults)

Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate book cover Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate 
Vaughan Jones   Susan Kay   
Unit 4 Body  Page 34 
Listening (with script) : six health-related problems - hay fever, cold etc.

New Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate students' book book cover New Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate students' book 
Sarah Cunningham   Peter Moore   
Module 10 Take care  Pages 88 - 89
Health quiz - basic medical problems / first aid Collocations for doctor / patient situation Listening: Health helpline Speaking: Health helpline / patient role plays

New Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate book cover New Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate 
Susan Kay   Vaughan Jones   
Unit 4 Challenge  Page 44   Useful phrases and pronunciation
Six conversations about minor health problems (Revamp of previous edition unit 4, p34) Follow up pairwork activity: A explains problem; B responds un/ sympathetically and gives advice

Speaking / listening skills books

Real Listening & Speaking 3 book cover Real Listening & Speaking 3 
Miles Craven   
Unit 6 I've got a pain in my arm  Page 30 
brainstorming health problems

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