Welcome to our "English for new immigrants" section. We have created this "life-skills" section for newcomers to an English-speaking country to be able to practice English related to things you might have to do every day. The new vocabulary you learn will help you integrate into society and make life in your new country easier. Most of these questions use our patented approach, which combines both grammar and vocabulary training, and spans a range of levels from low-intermediate to low-advanced.
TOPIC: AT THE PHARMACY
EXERCISE/VOCABULARY PRACTICE TEST:
Prescription = A piece of paper on which a doctor writes which medication he/she recommends for you
Antihistamine = Medication used to relieve allergy symptoms
Available without a prescription
Pain-killers = Medication that relieves pain
Side effect = A secondary effect, often negative, that a medicine or procedure might cause
Remember to choose the most natural-sounding answer:
THINGS TO LISTEN FOR:
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This won't make you drowsy. = This won't make you sleepy.
I'll have to double-check. = I'll have to make sure, to verify.
Your prescription expired last week. = Your prescription stopped being valid last week. (You need to get a new one from your doctor.)
We don't carry that. = We don't have/sell that item/medication.
Make sure to take these on an empty stomach. = Take this medication before eating.