Medical English- Present Progressive Mimes

A LESSON PLAN FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHERS

Level: Beginner
Grammar Topic: Verbs and Tenses
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Published: 14th Jun 2018

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Medical English- Present Progressive Mimes
with synonyms for medical words

Choose lines from below and act them out until your partner guesses what you are doing. 
You can’t make any sound, but you can use things in the class if you like. If your partner 
still can’t guess, let them look at the list below. 

Ask about any lines which you can’t understand, acting them out each time to show that 
you understand the explanations.

Test each other on the synonyms below.

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2018

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 You are bandaging (someone/ yourself).
 You are being sick/ vomiting/ throwing up/ barfing/ chucking up/ hurling/ spewing (up)/ 

regurgitating.  

 You are blinking.
 You are blowing your nose.
 You are breathing (heavily)/ panting/ feeling out of breath.
 You are brushing off your dandruff.
 You are burping/ belching.
 You are carrying a stretcher.
 You are choking.
 You are coughing.
 You are fainting/ passing out/ losing consciousness/ swooning. 
 You are falling.
 You are farting/ blowing off/ letting off wind/ breaking wind/ passing wind. 
 You are feeling dizzy/ You are feeling like the earth is spinning.
 You are feeling sick./ You are feeling nauseous.
 You are feeling tired/ You are feeling lethargic.
 You are having a face lift./ You are having plastic surgery on your face.  
 You are having an operation/ having something out/ undergoing surgery.  
 You are hiccupping.
 You are injecting (someone/ yourself)/ having an injection/ having a jab. 
 You are limping.
 You are listening to someone’s heart (beat)./ You are using a stethoscope.
 You are putting on a (sticking) plaster./ You are putting on a Band Aid.
 You are scratching your head.
 You are shivering./ You are shaking.
 You are slipping.
 You are sneezing.
 You are spitting./ You are gobbing. 
 You are squeezing a (teenage) spot./ You are squeezing your acne.
 You are taking a tablet./ You are swallowing a pill.
 You are taking off a (sticking) plaster./ You are taking off a Band Aid.
 You are taking someone’s pulse.
 You are taking someone’s temperature.
 You are tripping.
 You are using an (asthma) inhaler./ You are using a puffer.
 You are walking with crutches.
 Your (lower) back is hurting.
 Your cheek is twitching.
 Your eyes are watering.
 Your knee is swelling.
 Your leg is hurting.
 Your nose is bleeding.
 Your nose is itching.
 Your stomach is hurting./ Your abdomen is hurting./ Your tummy is hurting./ Your belly 

is hurting. 

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2018

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