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    How much of give, take and get to teach to my doctor student

    Dear all,

    My doctor students requested for Wednesday's lesson for me to teach "take" and "get" amongst other requests. "Get" has a lot of uses even you don't include phrasal verbs.
    Which word meanings to include?

    The lesson time is 1 1/2 hours. I would really like to do the roleplays (with a little variation) from last lesson when her husband took the patient part.





    The other requests are:
    I will write in Japanese below..
    「鼻水の薬をでします」
    I’m going to prescribe you a medicine for a running nose
    「熱や痛みの薬を出します」
    I’m going to prescribe you a medicine for fever and pain.
    「点鼻薬、点眼薬を出します」
    I going to prescribe you nose drops or eye drops.
    「吸入をしてください」
    Please inhale.
    「1日に3回飲んでください」
    Please take this three times a day.
    「3日に一回使ってください」
    Please take this once every three days.

    「薬を飲み終わったら、また来てください」
    When you run out of this medicine, please come and see me.
    「薬が効かないときは、早めに来てください」
    If this medicine doesn’t work, please come and see me immediately.


    "Would you"

    "Shall I"
    etc.
    Note online communication is difficult with the student.



    Last edited by cloa; 10-Mar-2019 at 06:37. Reason: More details

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    Re: How much of give, take and get to teach to my doctor student

    American Accent Training: Grammar by Ann Cook has a good section on the word get. I see you're from Australia, so might be put off by American accent in the title, but note the word grammar in the title also. Lots of good information on general grammar and usage in this book. It's written as a self-learning guide, so should be easy to adapt to your needs. Not much in there on take. I can see that a doctor would want especially a good understanding of the usage of take.

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    Re: How much of give, take and get to teach to my doctor student

    Quote Originally Posted by J&K Tutoring View Post
    American Accent Training: Grammar by Ann Cook has a good section on the word get. I see you're from Australia, so might be put off by American accent in the title, but note the word grammar in the title also. Lots of good information on general grammar and usage in this book. It's written as a self-learning guide, so should be easy to adapt to your needs. Not much in there on take. I can see that a doctor would want especially a good understanding of the usage of take
    Thanks for your reply but the question is how much less than everything even if I exclude technical usages, phrasal verbs and idiomatic usage of the words it still maybe 20 meanings for take and get- don't have the time to do it. She is a doctor in Japan.
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    Re: How much of give, take and get to teach to my doctor student

    Quote Originally Posted by cloa View Post
    She is a doctor in Japan.
    That's a sentence that's easy to understand. Simpler is better.


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    Re: How much of give, take and get to teach to my doctor student

    Which meanings of "give", "take" and "get" should I give priority to teaching?

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    Re: How much of give, take and get to teach to my doctor student

    If you're old enough to teach, you're old enough to decide! It's not quite clear if you are face to face with this student or are doing the lessons on-line.

    I think it would be useful to at least show your student all the many ways we use these words and then you can focus the lesson according to your (and her) priorities and time constraints. Dictionaries list definitions more or less from most to least used. You might point out usages that are perhaps not be so common in everyday usage, but might pop up in her professional life. Create an exercise where the student must match sentences containing the target word(s) with the correct meaning. Adult students should be motivated to do a bit of extra work outside of your lessons.

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    Re: How much of give, take and get to teach to my doctor student

    Quote Originally Posted by cloa View Post
    Which meanings of "give", "take" and "get" should I give priority to teaching?
    All of them. They all matter.

    If you're asking where to start, then give and take, in their sense as opposites, might be as good a place as any.

    Are these the students who go to New York?
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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