GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|Practical English 4: At the pharmacy


1.1 Read this joke. Do you understand it?

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Doctor: «I’ve got very bad news — you’ve got cancer and Alzheimer’s».

Patient: «Well, at least I don’t have cancer».


1.1 Look at the picture. Where are Karl and Emily? What are they doing? Listen to the conversation and check your ideas.

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Karl and Emily

K — Karl, E — Emily

E- How do you feel?
K- I’m great!
E- This is my favorite place in New York. It’s very lovely and quite. Do you like it?
K- Yeah, it’s very nice.
E- So, are you happy you’ve come?
K- To Central Park? At 6 o’clock in the morning?
E- To New York, Karl.
K- Well, I haven’t decided yet. On the one hand it’s great, on the other it’s not.
E- Why do you think so?
K- When I was in Moscow I was in a good shape, and look at me now!
E- You need to start everyday exercises and stop eating so much fast food.
K- I know, but I can’t stop eating, it’s so delicious.
E- You can come to my apartment after work and I’ll cook some healthier food.
K- I’ll think about it later, OK?
E- So, are you ready to go again? How are you feeling now?
K- I’m ready to start…again.
E- Are you sure?
K- Yes, I am.
E- Excellent, there are only 5 miles left.
K- Only five? It’s nice to hear.

1.2 Answer the questions.

1. How does Karl feel?
2. Is Karl happy about his New York life?
3. Where did he live before coming to New York?
4. Why can’t he stop eating?
5. Where can they eat healthier food?
6. How many miles are left to run?


1.1 Match the pictures with the phrases.

Don’t confuse!

I have a cold – I am ill, I don’t feel well.

I am cold – I am freezing or feeling cold, but not ill.

1.2 Listen to the dialogue.


Pharmacist and Karl

P — pharmacist, K — Karl

P- What can I do for you?
K- I am not feeling well. I think I have a cold.
P- What are your symptoms?
K- I have a temperature and a bad stomach
P- Are you allergic to any drugs?
K- I have an allergy to ibuprofen.
P- Well, I think you need some sorbents.
K- What is this?
P- Do you have a bad stomach?
K- Yeah.
P- Probably you have a poisoning, so take activated charcoal.
K- How many do I have to take?
P- 10 pills once a day.
K- Sorry? How often?
P- 10 pills once a day. If you don’t feel better in 48 hours, you should see a doctor.
K- OK, thanks. How much is that?
P- That’s $1.99, please.
K- Thank you.
P- You’re welcome.

1.3 Choose and mark the correct answer.

1.4 Listen to the dialogue and mark the sentences as true or false. Explain why false sentences are false.


Karl and Emily

K – Karl, E – Emily

K- Your meal is very delicious. Thank you for such a good dinner.
E- I’m glad you like it.
K- You know, I’m starting to enjoy my time in New York.
E- That’s nice!
K- Do you know why I started to enjoy my time here?
E- No, why?
K- My ex-girlfriend… Well, We had difficulties in our relationship and it was hard for me to communicate with other girls… before I met you.
E- Oh… right…
K- What about you?
E- What about me?
K- Are you in a relationship?
E- I am too busy with my work, so I have no time to think about it. This job means a lot to me, so I want to do my best in it. I spend all my free time there.
K- But this is harmful to your future, I mean your future family.
E- Why didn’t you tell me you’ve been ill this morning? You didn’t have to go for a run.
K- I wanted to go, so I did it.
E- I’m happy to know you’re feeling better now. Do you want another coffee?
K- No, it’s time for me to go. I’ve got a very hard day tomorrow so it’s better to have some rest. Can you call a taxi for me?
E- It’s better to get a cab on the street.
K- Oh, ok then, thank you.
E- I hope you’ll get better tomorrow.
K- I’m sure I’ll be fine! Thanks again for the great day!
E- You are welcome!
K- Bye!
A- Bye! See you!

1.5 Listen to the dialogue again and write missing words.


If you talk about possession in the present you can use have got instead of have.
I’ve got a car or I have a car.

We use have got

— to describe people (He’s got blue eyes);

— to talk about family (I’ve got two grandsons);

— to talk about illnesses (He’s got flu).

1.1 Use have got where it’s necessary.

1.2 Make positive or negative sentences and questions for the pictures below. Use have got where it’s possible.

2.1 Learn new words from the flashcards. Turn to see the translation.

2.2 Read the symptoms and complete the diagnosis with an illness.


1.1 Listen «English Conversation: Picking Up a Prescription». Then answer the questions according to this dialogue.

prescription [prɪˈskrɪpʃ(ə)n] — рецепт, рецептура; назначение врача

picking up — забирая (pick up — забирать)

reimbursement [riːɪmˈbɜːsmənt] — возмещение, компенсация, погашение

pill [pɪl] — таблетка

tough [tʌf] — трудный, строгий

harsh [hɑːʃ] — раздражающий

1.2 Role-play the previous conversation with your classmate/teacher.

2.1 Answer the questions and express own point of view.

1. In what ways do you try to stay healthy?

2. Describe a time when you were ill. You should say:

— when it was;
— what your symptoms were;
— how long the illness lasted;
— how it affected your life at the time.

3. Do you always call a doctor? Do you follow his/her prescriptions?


1.1 Fill the gaps in the sentences with the words from the box.

to make / to drive / to rain / to get / to find / to turn

1.2 Choose and mark the right form of the verb.

1.3 Choose must or have to.

1.4 Complete the sentences with the right form of have got.

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  • Vocabulary
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  • Homework
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  2. 2. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|2. Describing people
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  4. 4. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|4. How did you spend your holidays?
  5. 5. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|5. Historical events
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  18. 18. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|18. Every great dream begins with a dreamer
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  20. 20. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|20. To do what you like is freedom...
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  22. 22. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|Practical English 1: Check into the hotel
  23. 23. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|Practical English 2: Going to a restaurant
  24. 24. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|Practical English 3: In the shopping centre
  25. 25. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|Practical English 4: At the pharmacy
  26. 26. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|Revise and Check 1-4
  27. 27. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|Revise and Check 5-8
  28. 28. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|Revise and Check 9-13