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Collocations Quiz: Health

1. aches and pains

Who probably feels aches and pains at the end of the day?

a. a rich tea merchant in an office

b. an old tea picker on a plantation

c. a young tea drinker in a cafe

2. catch a cold

If you catch a cold, you should

a. drop it immediately

b. take some medicine

c. cook it thoroughly

3. get better

Life got much better for Kate after she

a. got a better handbag

b. got a better job

c. got arrested

4. ill health

During all her years of ill health, she had

a. cured many illnesses

b. never looked healthy

c. always been quite well

5. internal injury

Which is an internal injury?

a. a black eye

b. a stomach ache

c. a bruised kidney

6. medical care

Immediate medical care should be given to

a. a medical doctor

b. a serious disease

c. an injured nurse

7. quit smoking

If you've recently quit smoking, you

a. won't ever smoke again

b. have started smoking less

c. haven't smoked recently

8. runny nose

I had a runny nose, so I had to

a. blow my nose

b. smell my nose

c. chase my nose

9. take medicine

In a hospital, nurses take medicine when

a. they are sick

b. they can sell it

c. patients need it

10. undergo surgery

Which person's undergoing surgery?

a. the surgeon

b. the patient

c. the anaesthetist

NB: you can also print this quiz on paper.

1. aches and pains - Who probably feels aches and pains at the end of the day?: a) a rich tea merchant in an office b) an old tea picker on a plantation c) a young tea drinker in a cafe

2. catch a cold - If you catch a cold, you should: a) drop it immediately b) take some medicine c) cook it thoroughly

3. get better - Life got much better for Kate after she: a) got a better handbag b) got a better job c) got arrested

4. ill health - During all her years of ill health, she had: a) cured many illnesses b) never looked healthy c) always been quite well

5. internal injury - Which is an internal injury?: a) a black eye b) a stomach ache c) a bruised kidney

6. medical care - Immediate medical care should be given to: a) a medical doctor b) a serious disease c) an injured nurse

7. quit smoking - If you've recently quit smoking, you: a) won't ever smoke again b) have started smoking less c) haven't smoked recently

8. runny nose - I had a runny nose, so I had to: a) blow my nose b) smell my nose c) chase my nose

9. take medicine - In a hospital, nurses take medicine when: a) they are sick b) they can sell it c) patients need it

10. undergo surgery - Which person's undergoing surgery?: a) the surgeon b) the patient c) the anaesthetist

Contributor: Matt Errey