English Vocabulary Exercises for B1 – Parts of the body

1. Complete the labels.

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1 s________.

2 f________.

3 l________.

4 c________.

5 j________.

6 c________.

7 e________.

8 e________.

9 s________.

10 w________.

11 t________.

12 w________.

13 h________.

14 t________.

15 k________.

16 s________.

17  e________.

18  n________.

19  b________.

20  s________.

21  t________.

22  c________.

23  a________.

24  h________.

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1 skull   2 forehead   3 lip   4 chin   5 jaw   6 cheek

7 eyebrow   8 eyelid   9 skin   10 wrist   11 thumb

12 waist   13 hip   14 thigh   15 knee   16 shoulder

17 elbow   18 nail   19 bottom   20 shin   21 toe

22 calf   23 ankle   24 heel

2. Complete the accidents and injuries with the verbs below.

bang      break      bruise      burn      cut

have      have      sprain      twist

1 _____. your ankle

2 _____. your wrist

3 _____. a bone

4 _____. yourself

5 _____. a bad nosebleed

6 _____. a black eye

7 _____. yourself

8 _____. your head

9 _____. yourself

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1 twist   2 sprain   3 break   4 bruise / burn / cut

5 have   6 have   7 bruise / burn / cut   8 bang

9 bruise / burn / cut

3. Match the words below with the definitions.

blood      brain      heart      intestine      kidneys      lungs

muscle      ribs      skull      spine      stomach      throat

1   You use it to think. ________.

2   It allows you to move a part of your body. ________.

3   It’s made of bone and it runs down your back. ________.

4   The red liquid in your body. ________.

5   It’s a bone that surrounds your brain. ________.

6   The part of the neck where food and air go. ________.

7   It’s in your chest and it pumps blood around your body. ________.

8   When you eat, the food goes down your throat to this place. ________.

9   They’re in your chest. You use them to breathe. ________.

10 They are bones that go round your chest and protect your heart and lungs. ________.

11 The long tube below your stomach that digests food and gets rid of waste. ________.

12 They clean your blood. ________.

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1 brain   2 muscle   3 spine   4 blood   5 skull

6 throat   7 heart   8 stomach   9 lungs   10 ribs

11 intestine   12 kidneys

4. Listen to three dialogues. What problem does each person have? Choose from the illnesses and injuries in exercise 2.

The patient has:

___________

___________

___________

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1 sprained her wrist   2 bruised his leg

3 burned herself

Transcript

See exercise 6.

5. Complete the treatments with a, e, i, o and y.

1   __nt__b__t__cs 

2   b__nd__g__           

3   cr__m                 

4   dr__ss__ng             

5   m__d__c__n__       

6   p__nk__ll__rs     

7   X-r__                   

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1 antibiotics   2 bandage   3 cream   4 dressing

5 medicine   6 painkillers   7 X-ray

6. Listen again to the dialogues. Which treatment or treatments in exercise 5 does the doctor give each patient? Write 1, 2 or 3 in the correct boxes.

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2 bandage, 1   3 cream, 3   4 dressing, 3   7 X-ray, 2

Transcript

1

Doctor Good morning. What can I do for you?

Patient I’ve hurt wrist. I think I’ve sprained it.

D When did you do it?

Yesterday evening. I fell off bike.

D Can you move your hand?

Not really.

D Does it hurt?

It hurt a lot when I did it, but it isn’t very painful now.

D I’ll put a bandage on it. Try not to use your hand for a few days.

2

Doctor Hello. How can I help you?

Patient I’ve bruised leg.

D Can you show me?

Here, just above ankle.

D Yes, that’s a nasty bruise. How did you do it?

I fell down the stairs. Do you think I’ve broken a bone? It really hurts when I walk.

D It’s possible. I’ll send you to the hospital for an X-ray.

3

Doctor Good afternoon. What can I do for you?

Patient I’ve burned self.

D Oh dear. May I take a look?

Sure.

D It’s quite red. When did you do it?

This morning.

D I’ll put some cream and a dressing on it for you.

Extra exercises

1. Match the words with the parts of the body where they are found.

brain

calf

cheek

elbow

heart

heel

throat

thumb

a   arm

chest

c   face

foot

hand

f   head

g   leg

neck

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1 f   2 g   3 c   4 a   5 b   6 d   7 h   8 e

2. Complete the sentences with the treatments below.

antibiotics      bandage      cream      dressing      painkiller      X-ray

Doctors often ___

put a ________. around your ankle if you sprain it.

prescribe ________. to cure an infection.

send you for an ________. when they need to see inside your body.

tell you to cover a cut with a ________. to protect it.

give you ________. if a part of your body is hurting.

recommend a ________. if you have a skin allergy.

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1 bandage   2 antibiotics   3 X-ray   4 dressing

5 painkillers 6 cream

3. Complete the sentences with the past simple form of the verbs below.

bang      break      bruise      burn      cut      have      sprain

little sister ______________ a bone in her leg when she fell off the wall.

Josh ______________ a bad nosebleed after walking into a lamp post.

She ______________ their heads on the shelf when she got up from the table.

He ______________ himself when he was putting a pizza in the oven.

I ______________ self badly while I was opening a tin.

One of the players ______________ his wrist as he was catching the ball.

You ______________ yourself badly when you fell down the stairs.

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1 broke   2 had   3 banged   4 burned   5 cut

6 sprained   7 bruised