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LiteracyNet: Visiting the Doctor Dialogues

Example Web Site and/or Technical Equipment Required


Website Example:

More Ways

Computer(s), Internet access

Activity Description

Students practice health-related conversations and learn new vocabulary and expressions that may be used at the doctor's office. Materials can be printed out or used as a class exercise on the computer.


  1. Preview the dialogs.
  2. If you want paper copies of the dialog, you will need to copy and paste the dialog into a word processing document, modify it as necessary to get a readable copy, and print it for your students.


  1. Review meaning and pronunciation of the dialogues.
  2. Have students practice the dialogues in pairs.

Teacher Tips

This could be used in a lesson on health and medical topics and expanded.


  • Beginning Low
  • Beginning High
  • Intermediate Low


Basic Communication

  • (3.6) Understand basic health and medical information
  • (3.1) Understand how to access and use the health care system
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OTAN activities are funded by contract CN200091-A2 from the Adult Education Office, in the Career & College Transition Division, California Department of Education, with funds provided through Federal P.L., 105-220, Section 223. However, OTAN content does not necessarily reflect the position of that department or the U.S. Department of Education.