Match the words in Column A with the correct definition in Column B.


1. acupuncturist a) deals with disorders of the spine and joints and the repair of deformities of these parts
2. attending physician b) treats diseases, injuries by means of manual or operative procedures
3. cardiologist c) examines dead bodies in order to find out the cause of death
4. dentist d) corrects the position of people’s teeth
5. dietician e) is qualified to prescribe glasses and contact lenses and to detect eye diseases
6. endocrinologist f) specializes in diseases and problems affecting people’s eyes
7. general practitioner g) detects diseases of the ear and throat
8. gynaecologist h) specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness
9. intern i) is an expert or specialist in psychology
10. midwife j) uses X-rays and other high-energy radiation for the diagnosis and treatment of disease
11. nurse k) specializes in the heart and its diseases
12. oncologist l) deals with the function and disorders of the urinary system
13. ophthalmologist m) specializes in the study and treatment of tumours
14. optician n) deals with endocrine glands and hormones
15. orthodontist o) is a recent medical graduate receiving supervised training in a hospital and acting as an assistant physician or surgeon
16. orthopaedist p)is trained to deliver babies and to advise pregnant women
17. otolaryngologist q) deals with the functions and diseases specific to women and girls
18. pathologist r) is trained to care for the sick, especially in a hospital
19. physiotherapist s) has primary responsibility for the care of a patient in a particular case in a hospital
20. plastic surgeon t) is qualified to treat diseases and other conditions that affect the teeth and gums
21. psychiatrist u) treats disease, injury or deformity by physical methods such as massage, heat treatment and exercise
22. psychologist v) treats patients with minor or chronic illnesses and refers those with serious conditions to a hospital
23. radiologist w) gives people advice about the kind of food they should eat
24. surgeon x) treats a person’s illness or pain by sticking small needles into their body at certain places
25. urologist y) performs operations to repair or replace skin which has been damaged, or to improve people’s appearance

2. Which of the specialists would you consult in each of the following case?

1. To make one’s new glasses __ __ __ i __ __ __ __

2. To treat a sick mind p __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

3. To operate on one’s appendix __ __ r __ __ __ __

4. To treat one’s deformed hip __ __ __ __ __ p __ __ __ __ __ __

5. To threat the ailments of one’s wife __ __ n __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

Give the name of the persons defined below.

1) a family doctor

2) someone who looks after sick people in hospital

3) a person who helps at the birth of a baby

4) he straightens crooked teeth

5) he treats diseases by electricity

II. Listening and Speaking


1. You are going to visit a Dentist’s office. You will be offered to have a tour of it, to study the dentist’s tools and to watch the way dentists work. Read the list of words and decide which ones denote dentist’s tools (DT), which ones denote dental problems (DP). The first one is done for you.

dental mirror DT
dental scratcher
dentist’s chair
dental explorer
sugar bugs
dental polisher

2. Match nouns relating to dentistry with their definitions

dental mirror is one on which you sit while you visit the dentist’s place. It enables the dentist to look it into your mouth easily. It was invented by Adam Langly in the year 1892.
dental explorer decay and crumbling of a tooth or bone
cavities a tool used by the dentist or dental auxiliary to view a mirror image of the teeth in locations of the mouth where visibility is difficult or impossible.
dentist’s chair are holes in our teeth created by the wear, tear, and decay of tooth enamel. They have been repaired or filled with a variety of materials including: stone chips, turpentine resin, gum, and metals.
caries an instrument in dentistry commonly used in the dental armamentarium. A sharp point at the end of it is used to enhance tactile sensation.


3. Now watch the video and complete the charts.

First of all you are offered to have a tour of the Dentist’s office. You will see 5 rooms. Watch, listen and fill the chart:

the names of rooms purpose
waiting room/lobby
pre office
rooms where we see patients
sterilization room
my room

Then you are offered to study dentist’s tools. You will see 7 items. Watch, listen and fill the chart:

the names of tools purpose
dental floss

4. Write the list of all actions the dentist does during the patients examination and treatment:______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

5. At the end the dentist offers a prize. Fill the chart:

The prize The way to use Frequency of using


Prove that anyone must not be scared of visiting a Dentist’s office.

III. Reading

Pre-reading.Answer the following questions

1) How often do you go to the doctor’s?

2) Do you go for regular medical check-ups?

3) Do you go to the dentist’s twice a year?

4) Do you normally go to one doctor in particular or any available doctor?

5) What is the best way to find a doctor if you are new in the area?

While-reading. 1) Read the text about family and general practitioners and decide which answer best fits each gap in the text.