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English Teaching Theatre - Unit 04 - The Doctor

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The doctor is sitting at his desk. The telephone rings: the student-doctor is calling.
Doctor Hello?
Student Doctor Watson?
Doctor Yes?
Student My name’s Smith.
Doctor What’s the matter with you?
Student Nothing, doctor. I’m fine.
Doctor Really? In that case, why are you calling?
Student Well, I’m a doctor.
Doctor You're a doctor?
Student Actually, I’m a student-doctor.
Doctor You’re a student?
Student - doctor.
Doctor Yes?
Student Er…I’m a student-doctor.
Doctor Ah! A student-doctor!
Student Yes, I’m studying to be a doctor, doctor.
Doctor A doctor-doctor? What’s a doctor-doctor?
Student Well, you’re a doctor, doctor.
Doctor Am I?
Student Yes, and I’d like to come and watch you working.
Doctor Fine. Come any time. Goodbye.
The doctor puts the telephone down. There is a knock at the door.
Doctor Come in!
The patient enters. He has one arm in a sling.
Patient Good morning, doctor.
Doctor (To the patient) Ah, you must be the student-doctor.
Patient Pardon?
Doctor Student-doctor.
Patient Student-doctor? No, actually, I’m - Doctor. Sit down.
The patient sits down.
Doctor Now, you want to watch me working.
Patient Er…No, actually, I'm not a -
There is another knock at the door.
Doctor Ah. That’ll be my first patient. Come in!
The student-doctor comes in.
Student Good morning, doctor.
Doctor Good morning. (To the student-doctor, indicating the patient) This is a student- doctor. He’s come to watch me working. (To the patient, indicating the student- doctor) This is a patient. I’m going to ask her a few questions.
Student Doctor?
Doctor Yes?
Student I’m a student-doctor.
Doctor Really?
Student Yes.
Doctor (To the patient, indicating the student-doctor) She’s a student-doctor. Like you.
Patient I’m not a student-doctor.
Doctor You’re not a student?
Patient - doctor.
Doctor Yes?
Student I think he’s a patient, doctor.
Doctor A patient doctor? That’s marvellous! Patient doctors are the best kind.
Student No! I’m a student-doctor - he’s a patient.
Doctor I’m a student-doctor - he’s a patient.
Patient No! I’m a patient - you're a doctor.
Doctor I’m a patient - you’re a doctor.
Patient/Student No!!
Student You're a doctor - he’s a patient!
Doctor You’re a doctor - he’s a patient!
Patient/Student No!!
Patient You’re a doctor - she’s a student-doctor. 
Doctor You’re a doctor - she’s a student-doctor.
Patient/Student No!!
Student (Indicating) Student-doctor… doctor… patient, doctor.
Patient (Indicating) Patient…doctor…student-doctor, doctor.
Doctor (Pointing in various directions) Doctor, doctor, doctor, doctor, doctor, doctor! (Indicating correctly) Patient…doctor…student-doctor.
Student Yes!!
Doctor Well, I’m glad that’s all clear. Goodbye.
Student Doctor?
Doctor Yes?
Student I think you should examine the patient.
Doctor Examine him?
Student Find out what’s wrong.
Doctor What a good idea! Now, when you examine a patient, the first thing you must do is tell the patient to sit down. You try it.
Student(To the patient) Sit down.
Patient I'm already sitting down.
Student He’s already sitting down.
Doctor Ah, this is a very common problem. If the patient is already sitting down, don’t tell him to sit down.
Student Oh. (To the patient) Don’t sit down.
Patient Oh. Right.
The patient stands up.
Doctor Sit down!
Patient Right.
The patient sits down.
Doctor Now, when the patient is sitting down, what’s the first thing you should do?
Student Take his temperature?
She feels the patient's forehead.
Doctor No.
Student Feel his pulse?
She feels the patient's pulse (on his good arm).
Doctor No.
Student Tell him to say ‘Aah’?
Doctor Pardon?
Student Say ‘Aah’.
Doctor ‘Aah!’
Student No - him.
Doctor ‘Himmm!’
Student No! Tell him to say ‘Aah’.
Doctor Ah! Him! (To the patient) Say ‘Aah’.
Patient Pardon?
Doctor Say ‘Aah’.
Patient Aah.
Doctor Good!
Patient Actually, doctor, the problem is my arm –
Doctor Now we can ask the patient some questions.
Student Questions?
Doctor Yes - and here they are.
The doctor gives the student-doctor a list of questions.
Doctor Go on - you can ask him the questions.
Student Oh. Right.
Doctor (To the patient) Now listen very carefully, because we have some very important questions for you.
Patient But doctor, the problem is -
Doctor (To the student-doctor) Read the first question.
Student Are you Mrs Elisabeth Robinson of 45 Shakespeare Avenue?
Patient No.
Doctor Correct.
Student Is this your first baby?
Patient What?
Doctor Try the next one.
Student What is the capital of Uruguay?
Patient Montevideo.
Doctor Correct. Well, there's nothing wrong with his South American geography.
Patient But doctor -
Doctor You’re fine. You can go now.
Student Doctor!
Doctor Yes?
Student I really think you should examine the patient.
Doctor Good idea.
The doctor places his stethoscope on the patient's chest.
Doctor Cough.
The patient coughs.
Doctor Cough.
The patient coughs.
Doctor Cough.
The patient coughs.
Doctor Cough.
The patient coughs.
Doctor Cough.
The patient coughs.
Doctor I know what’s wrong with him.
Student What?
Doctor He’s got a cough.
Student He’s got a cough?!
Doctor Yes - and I, Doctor Watson, have got the answer.
The doctor produces a bottle of medicine from his pocket.
Doctor(Pointing at the bottle) ‘Doctor Watson's Universal Cough Remedy.’
Student ‘Doctor Watson’s Universal Cough Remedy’?
Doctor Yes.
Student But what about his arm!
Doctor Er… (Pointing at the bottle again) ‘Doctor Watson's Universal Cough and Arm Remedy.’
Student ‘Universal Cough and Arm Remedy'?
Doctor Yes - and this is how it works. He can drink it -
He makes the patient drink some of the medicine.
Patient Aaargh!
Doctor - but it tastes horrible. Or he can rub it on his back -
He rubs some of the medicine on the patient's back.
Doctor - but he must mix it with water first.
Patient Aa.. .aaa.. .aaargh!
Doctor As you can see, he’s feeling much better now. All he needs is six months in hospital. Let’s take him away.
Student Where? To the hospital?
Doctor No, to the bus stop. Come on!
The doctor and the student-doctor help the patient to his feet, and they all leave.

Discussion

Sonya SchepetovaSonya Schepetova, 2015/03/06 15:44, 2015/03/06 15:52

The doctor was sitting at his desk. The telephone rang: the student-doctor was calling. Doctor, whose name was Dr Watson, greeted student, who introduced himself as Smith. Doctor wanted to know what the matter with her was. Smith said she was a student-doctor, but Dr Watson didn’t understand it the first time. Student just wanted to come and watch Doctor working, so the latter agreed. Doctor put the telephone down, after that it was a knock at the door. It was the patient, who was suggested to come in. He had one arm in a sling. The patient said ‘good morning’ to doctor, who thought it was those student-doctor. The patient had got a little bit dumfounded, but doctor said him to sit down, what the patient did. The patient tried to explain that he was just the patient, but the doctor didn’t listen to him. The student-doctor came in. The doctor introduced the patient as the student-doctor and conversely. All three began to argue and try to find out who was who. Finally the doctor understood who was who and as that was all clear he said ‘goodbye’ to both, but the student-doctor noticed that it would be great if the doctor examined the patient, so the doctor agreed and said that the first thing must be done was tell the patient to sit down, so the student did it, but the patient was already sitting down, and the student-doctor raised him up and offered him to sit down again. Then the student-doctor felt the patient’s forehead and his pulse, but the doctor said these were wrong actions. So the student-doctor asked patient to say ‘ahh’, but it was said by doctor. The student-doctor said it must be said by patient, and it was done. The patient tried to remind that his problem was his arm, but doctor didn’t listen to him and gave the student-doctor a list of questions that were needed to ask patient. The doctor asked the latter to listen carefully to these very important questions. The patient tried to say something about his problem, but it was in vain. The student asked if the patient was Mrs Elisabeth Robinson of 45 Shakespeare Avenue, if this was the patient’s first baby and what the capital of Uruguay was. Patient was much dumfounded, but he answered on the last question, which meant that there was nothing wrong with his South American geography. The student exclaimed that she really thought they needed to examine the patient, and the doctor agreed. The doctor placed his stethoscope on the patient’s chest and asked him to cough few times. The patient did it towardly. The doctor concluded that the patient’s problem was that he had got a cough and produced a bottle of medicine from his pocket, which was called ‘Doctor Watson’s Universal Cough and Arm Remedy’. He made the patient drink some of the medicine. It tasted horrible. The doctor also rubbed some of the medicine on the patient’s back. The patient exclaimed ‘aaargh’. The doctor said that the patient was feeling much better now and all he needed was six months in the hospital. The doctor and the student-doctor helped the patient to his feet and leaded him to the bus stop.

Sonya SchepetovaSonya Schepetova, 2015/03/06 16:29

The Doctor Watson was sitting at his desk in his hospital office. The telephone rang, it was a student-doctor calling. Doctor Watson greeted the student, who introduced herself as Smith. The Doctor wanted to know what the matter with her was. Smith said she was a student-doctor, but Dr Watson didn’t understand at first, but Smith explained that she just wanted to come and watch the doctor working, so the latter agreed. The doctor put the telephone down, after that there was a knock at the door. It was a patient with his arm in a sling. The patient said ‘good morning’ to doctor and was offered to come in. The doctor thought it was the student-doctor. The patient got a little bit dumfounded, but doctor asked him to sit down, which the patient did. The doctor started treating the patient as if he were a student-doctor. The patient tried to explain that he was just a patient, but the doctor didn’t listen to him. Then the student-doctor arrived and the doctor, thinking she wasa patient, introduced the patient as the student-doctor and vice versus. All the three began to argue about who being who. Finally the doctor understood who was who and as all was clear he said ‘goodbye’ to the both. But the student-doctor noticed that it would be great if the doctor examined the patient, so the doctor agreed and said that the first thing which must be done was to tell the patient to sit down, so the student did it, but the patient was already sitting, and the student-doctor asked him to stand up and offered him to sit down again. Then the student-doctor felt the patient’s forehead and his pulse, but the doctor said those were wrong actions. So the student-doctor asked the patient to say ‘ahh’, but the doctor was the first to say it. The student-doctor said it must be said by the patient, and it was done. The patient tried to remind them of his problem which was his arm, but the doctor didn’t listen to him and gave the student-doctor a list of questions that was needed to be asked to the patient. The doctor asked the latter to listen carefully to those very important questions. The patient tried to say something about his problem, but it was in vain. The student asked if the patient was Mrs Elisabeth Robinson of 45 Shakespeare Avenue, if this was the patient’s first baby and what the capital of Uruguay was. Patient was much dumfounded, but he answered the last question, which meant that there was nothing wrong with his South American geography. The student exclaimed that she really thought they needed to examine the patient, and the doctor agreed. The doctor placed his stethoscope on the patient’s chest and asked him to cough a few times. The patient obeyed. The doctor concluded that the patient’s problem was his cough and produced a bottle of medicine from his pocket, which was called ‘Doctor Watson’s Universal Cough and Arm Remedy’. He made the patient drink some of the medicine. It tasted horrible. The doctor also rubbed some of the medicine on the patient’s back. The patient exclaimed ‘aaargh’. The doctor declaired that the patient was feeling much better now and all he needed was six months in the hospital. The doctor and the student-doctor helped the patient to his feet and led him to the bus stop.

Sonya SchepetovaSonya Schepetova, 2015/03/19 13:03

The Doctor Watson was sitting at his desk in his hospital office. Suddenly the telephone rang - it was a student-doctor calling. Doctor Watson took the call and greeted the student, who introduced herself as Smith. Then the Doctor wanted to know what the matter with her was and Smith said she was a student-doctor, but Dr Watson didn’t understand at first, so Smith explained that she just wanted to come and watch the doctor working, and the latter agreed. The doctor put the telephone down, and some time later there was a knock at the door - it was a patient with his arm in a sling, who said ‘good morning’ to doctor and was offered to come in. The doctor thought it was the student-doctor, so that the patient got a little bit dumfounded, but doctor asked him to sit down, which the patient did. The doctor started treating the patient as if he was a student-doctor. The patient, who was confused, tried to explain that he was just a patient, but the doctor didn’t listen to him. Then the student-doctor arrived and the doctor, thinking she was a patient, introduced the patient as the student-doctor and vice versus. All the three began to argue about who being who. Finally the doctor understood who was who and as all was clear he said ‘goodbye’ to the both, but the student-doctor noticed that it would be great if the doctor examined the patient, so the doctor agreed and said that the first thing which must be done was to tell the patient to sit down, so the student did it, but the patient was already sitting, and the student-doctor asked him to stand up and offered him to sit down again. Then the student-doctor felt the patient’s forehead and his pulse, but the doctor said those were wrong actions. So the student-doctor decided to ask the patient to say ‘ahh’, but the doctor was the first to say it. The embarassed student-doctor said it must be said by the patient, which was done. The patient tried to remind them of his problem which was his arm, but the doctor didn’t listen to him and gave the student-doctor a list of questions, that was needed to be asked to the patient. The doctor asked the latter to listen carefully to those very important questions. The poor patient tried to say something about his problem, but it was in vain. The student asked if the patient was Mrs Elisabeth Robinson of 45 Shakespeare Avenue, if this was the patient’s first baby and what the capital of Uruguay was. The patient was much dumfounded, but he answered the last question, which meant that there was nothing wrong with his South American geography. At last, the student exclaimed that she really thought they needed to examine the patient, and the doctor agreed and placed his stethoscope on the patient’s chest, asking him to cough a few times. The patient obeyed and the doctor concluded that the patient’s problem was his cough and produced a bottle of medicine from his pocket, which was called ‘Doctor Watson’s Universal Cough and Arm Remedy’. He made the patient drink some of the medicine. It tasted horrible. The doctor also rubbed some of the medicine on the patient’s back, so that the latter exclaimed ‘aaargh’. The doctor declaired that the patient was feeling much better now and all he needed was six months in the hospital so the doctor and the student-doctor helped the patient to his feet and led him to the bus stop.

Sonya SchepetovaSonya Schepetova, 2015/03/19 13:16

The Doctor Watson was sitting at his desk in his hospital office. Suddenly the telephone rang - it was a student-doctor calling. Doctor Watson greeted the student, who introduced herself as Smith. Then the Doctor wanted to know what the matter with her was and Smith said she was a student-doctor, but Dr Watson didn’t understand that at first, so Smith explained that she just wanted to come and watch the doctor working, and the latter agreed. The doctor put the telephone down, and some time later there was a knock at the door - it was a patient with his arm in a sling, who said ‘good morning’ to the doctor and was offered to come in. The doctor thought it was the student-doctor, so that the patient got a little bit dumfounded, but doctor asked him to sit down, which the patient did. The doctor started treating the patient as if he was a student-doctor. The patient, who was confused, tried to explain that he was just a patient, but the doctor didn’t listen to him. Then the student-doctor arrived and the doctor, thinking she was a patient, introduced the patient as the student-doctor and vice versus. All the three began to argue about who being who. Finally the doctor understood who was who and as all was clear he said ‘goodbye’ to the both, but the student-doctor noticed that it would be great if the doctor examined the patient, so the doctor agreed and said that the first thing which must be done was to tell the patient to sit down, so the student did it, but the patient was already sitting, and the student-doctor asked him to stand up and offered him to sit down again. Then the student-doctor felt the patient’s forehead and his pulse, but the doctor said those were wrong actions. So the student-doctor decided to ask the patient to say ‘ahh’, but the doctor was the first to say it. The embarassed student-doctor said it must be said by the patient, which was done. The patient tried to remind them of his problem which was his arm, but the doctor didn’t listen to him and gave the student-doctor a list of questions, that was needed to be asked to the patient. The doctor asked the latter to listen carefully to those very important questions. The poor patient tried to say something about his problem, but it was in vain. The student asked if the patient was Mrs Elisabeth Robinson of 45 Shakespeare Avenue, if this was the patient’s first baby and what the capital of Uruguay was. The patient was much dumbfounded, but he answered the last question, which meant that there was nothing wrong with his South American geography. At last, the student exclaimed that she really thought they needed to examine the patient, and the doctor agreed and placed his stethoscope on the patient’s chest, asking him to cough a few times. The patient obeyed and the doctor concluded that the patient’s problem was his cough and produced a bottle of medicine from his pocket, which was called ‘Doctor Watson’s Universal Cough and Arm Remedy’. He made the patient drink some of the medicine. It tasted horrible. The doctor also rubbed some of the medicine on the patient’s back, so that the latter exclaimed ‘aaargh’. The doctor declaired that the patient was feeling much better now and all he needed was six months in the hospital so the doctor and the student-doctor helped the patient to his feet and led him to the bus stop.

Sonya SchepetovaSonya Schepetova, 2015/03/19 13:25, 2015/03/19 13:29

Smith, the student-doctor, rang to the Doctor Watson in his hospital cabinet and asked to come and watch the doctor working, and the latter agreed. But some time later the doctor confused Smith for patient, who came earlier. Finally the doctor understood who was who and it was needed to examine the patient, but instead of these the doctor only did many useless actions and asked some inappropriate questions. After that the doctor concluded that the patient’s problem was his cough and produced a bottle of medicine from his pocket, which was called ‘Doctor Watson’s Universal Cough and Arm Remedy’. He made the patient drink some of this horrible medicine and said thet now all the patient needed was six months in the hospital so the doctor and the student-doctor helped the patient to his feet and led him to the bus stop.

Sonya SchepetovaSonya Schepetova, 2015/03/19 13:30

Smith, the student-doctor, rang to the Doctor Watson in his hospital cabinet and asked to come and watch the doctor working, and the latter agreed. But some time later the doctor confused Smith for patient, who came earlier. It took them much time to find out who being who. Finally when the doctor understood who the patient was, it was needed to examine him, but instead of this the doctor only did many useless actions and asked some inappropriate questions. After that the doctor concluded that the patient’s problem was his cough and produced a bottle of medicine from his pocket, which was called ‘Doctor Watson’s Universal Cough and Arm Remedy’. He made the patient drink some of this horrible medicine and said that now all the patient needed was six months in the hospital so the doctor and the student-doctor helped the patient to his feet and led him to the bus stop.

Sonya SchepetovaSonya Schepetova, 2015/03/19 13:44, 2015/03/19 13:47

Ms Smith, a student-doctor, rang Doctor Watson to his hospital office and asked if she could come and watch him working, and the latter agreed, but later, when she came, the doctor confused her for a patient, who had come earlier. It took the three much time to find out who was who. Finally when the doctor understood who the patient was, he needed to examine him, but the doctor only did only many useless actions and asked some inappropriate questions instead. After that the doctor concluded that the problem was the patient's cough and produced a bottle of medicine called ‘Doctor Watson’s Universal Cough and Arm Remedy’. He made the patient drink some of this horrible medicine and said that now all that the patient needed was six months in hospital, so the doctor and the student-doctor helped the patient to his feet and led him to the bus stop.

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