At the pediatrician (B1)
Spanish writing exercise

En el pediatra

Lucia's baby is not feeling well and she is at the pediatrician to get some advice. In this exercise you'll practise the position of pronouns, imperatives in the "usted" form, the difference between "saber" vs. "conocer", how to say "hardly" and the difference of meaning between some accentuated/non-accentuated words.

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Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "vital signs", "to vomit", "colic", "food allergy", "test" and "to expel (gas)".

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-Good morning Mrs. López, how can I help you? -Good morning doctor. My two-month-old baby won't stop crying and he barely eats. -Goodness! Don't worry, I'll have a look at him. Um, his vital signs are fine. Does he usually vomit after each bottle-feed? -Yes, he often does. I don't know what's going on. -It can be a minor colic or it may be a food allergy. Since I can't tell from a simple consultation, you'll come back to the examination room tomorrow to run more tests. -Thank you very much doctor. And what do you advise me to do in the meantime? -Make sure you keep him upright during feedings and that he burps afterwards.

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