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Part 1-style questions

Examiner: Have you got a relation you’re particularly fond of?
Sinita: Yes … my granddad … he’s 94 years old but generally he’s as fit as a fiddle … we’re very close and see each other a lot … whenever he goes down with a cold or is under the weather I make a point of visiting him …

Examiner: Do you do any sport?
Jon: Yes … I’m keen on skateboarding … but I haven’t done it for a while … I had a bad fall recently and pulled a muscle and had a few cuts and bruises … but I’m on the mend and hope to be doing it again soon …

Examiner: Is there anything you’re particularly afraid of?
Davide: The dentist … I hate going to the dentist … I only ever go if I have a toothache so it usually means I have to have a filling or even have a tooth out … I really don’t like it …

Part 2-style task

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

  • when this was
  • what your symptoms were
  • how long the illness lasted

and say how it affected your life at the time.

Pierre:  This is a tricky one really as I’m usually quite healthy … I’ve never been seriously ill … like everyone else I sometimes get a few aches and pains or catch a cold … I can remember a few months ago I had to have time off work with a heavy cold … I had the usual symptoms … a blocked nose … sore throat … it lasted quite a while … about 2 weeks I think though I didn’t have that much time off work … for a few days I remember feeling poorly but I was over the worst of it after a few days and went back to work … I always find it’s better to be active when you feel ill as it keeps your mind off your symptoms … I think my family get a little fed up with me when I’m ill though … I tend to feel sorry for myself and lie on the sofa all day as if I’m at death’s door … but as I said earlier … on this occasion it was nothing serious and didn’t really cause me any problems …

Part 3-style questions

Examiner: What costs are involved when you are ill in your country?
Anya: Well … people have to pay prescription charges which can be quite expensive … but fortunately general healthcare is free … unless you want to go private of course and then  you can pay a fortune for your treatment …

Examiner: In your experience are people too quick to take time off work when they’re ill?
Alicia: Yes .. I’ve got friends who have a day off work if they wake up with a runny nose … and in most cases they seem to make a speedy recovery after they’ve phoned in sick …

Examiner: Do women pay more attention to their health than men?
Julie: I think so yes … women are more likely to see their GP for a check-up if they’re concerned about something … men tend to avoid facing up to any health problems they have … my dad always seems to have a very chesty cough but refuses to go to make an appointment to see the doctor …


  • aches and pains: đau ê ẩm nhưng kéo dài một thời gian
  • to be a bit off colour: cảm thấy hơi mệt
  • to be at death’s door: cực kì ốm
  • to be on the mend: ốm dậy
  • to be over the worst: qua cơn nguy kịch, qua quãng thời gian mệt mỏi nhất của cơn ốm
  • to be under the weather: cảm thấy hơi mệt
  • a blocked nose: bị tắc mũi
  • to catch a cold: cảm lạnh
  • a check-up: khám bệnh
  • a chesty cough: một cơn ho tức ngực
  • to feel poorly: ốm
  • as fit as a fiddle: cực kì khỏe mạnh
  • to go down with a cold: ốm
  • to go private: khám ở bệnh viện tư nhân
  • GP: bác sĩ cá nhân, bác sĩ của gia đinh
  • to have a filling: chữa răng
  • to have a tooth out: nhổ răng
  • a heavy cold: cảm lạnh nặng
  • to make an appointment: hẹn lịch khám
  • to make a speedy recovery: hồi phục rất nhanh
  • to phone in sick: gọi điện xin nghỉ làm vì bị ốm
  • prescription charges: tiền thuốc thang
  • to pull a muscle: duỗi căng cơ bắp
  • a runny nose: mũi bị chảy nước mũi
  • a sore throat: viêm họng

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