Emergency Room Visit

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Have you ever been to the hospital for an emergency? In this conversation you will practice your English playing the part of a doctor or patient, and dealing with an injury. Try the “Creative” version with someone else, and have fun! If you need help, please try the “Completed” conversation as well.

Instructions: Complete your part using the English you already know. For help, you can look at the “Completed” conversation which has the blanks already filled in.

A: Alright, _________. Don’t panic. You’ve just had a terrible accident, and you’re in the Emergency Room at ________ Hospital.

B: What!!  What am I doing here? I don’t remember anything!! Who are you?

A: I am doctor, __________.

B: What happened to me? Why am I here?

A: Well you _____(what happened)_______, and you ___(what injury)____.  But don’t worry, we will take good care of you. 

B: What are you going to do?

A: Now I need you to relax. We are going to give you some pain medicine to help you feel better.

B: Pain?!! What pain? I don’t feel anything on/in my ___(body part)_________.

A: Ok, that’s not good. We have to have to start operating immediately. Please don’t move, and please keep quiet.

B: Ok, doctor I’ll do my best. Thank you! (Sit still)


A: (Wave hands in front of patient’s face) Hello? Hello? Are you awake? Can you see me?

B: Yes, I can see you. I’m awake. What happened? Where am I?

A: Do you feel any pain in your _____(what part of body)_________? 

B: Ouch!! That hurts!

A: Great!! the operation was a success. We had to re-attach the nerves that were injured during your accident. You will have to rest for ___(how long)____. And in order to heal I recommend that you ______(do what?)__________.  You may go now. Good bye!

B: Thank you, Doctor ________.

A: I’m just doing my job. Take care, _________. Goodbye!

Question: What is your biggest challenge when trying to practice English conversation? Please tell me in the comments below!