Making an Appointment at the Doctors
Christine calls the doctors surgery to make an emergency appointment…
Receptionist: Hello, Springtown surgery, how can I help you?
Christine: I need to make an emergency appointment with Dr. Jennis for today.
Receptionist: Can I take your full name and your date of birth please?
Christine: My name is Christine Kelly, and my date of birth is the 19/06/1990.
Receptionist: What are your symptoms, Christine?
Christine: My ear is very sore. It has been sore for a few days. I think I have an ear infection.
Receptionist: Mm... the only available appointment for today is at 11:45am with Dr, Jennis.
Christine: 11.45 is perfect, please book me in.
Receptionist: OK… I booked you in for 11.45. When you arrive, please check in at reception so that we know that you are here.
Christine: I will do. Thank you very much. I’ll see you soon.
Receptionist: You’re welcome, bye.
To come around
To become conscious again after an illness or an operation
One hour after the operation, she started to come around.
To shake something off
To get rid of an illness
I really hope I can shake this cold off before the weekend.
To pass out
To become unconscious for a short period of time.
When the ball hit her on the head, she passed out.
To pick something up
To start to suffer from something
She picked up the cold when she was- on holiday.
To come down with something
To start to suffer symptoms of an illness.
I think I’m starting to come down with the flu.