Pierre has a checkup at the doctor’s office today. Pierre likes his doctor. Her name is Dr. Swanson and she is very nice. All of Dr. Swanson’s patients like her. Pierre asks her many questions. She answers his questions and explains everything to him. Sometimes Pierre doesn’t understand, so Dr. Swanson explains again in a different way. Then, Pierre understands, which makes him feel good.

Doctor's Office
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At his checkup, a nurse weighs Pierre. The nurse asks him how he is feeling. He says he feels good, but he is nervous. The nurse tells Pierre that the doctor will be in soon. He waits for five minutes. While he waits, he looks at a magazine.

Dr. Swanson opens the door and says “Hello, Pierre.” She talks with Pierre for a few minutes. Then, Dr. Swanson takes Pierre’s blood pressure. She tells him his blood pressure is good. Next, she looks at his eyes with a light. Then, she looks in his ears and blows air into them. She asks him to open his mouth and asks him to say “Ahhh”.

Dr. Swanson listens to Pierre’s heart and breathing. She tells him to take a breath. Lastly, she checks Pierre’s abdomen and looks at his skin.

Finally, the exam is over and Dr. Swanson tells Pierre that he is healthy.

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Pierre has a __________________ at the doctor’s office today. Pierre likes his doctor. Her name is ___ Swanson and she is very nice. All of Dr. Swanson’s ________________ like her. Pierre asks her many questions. She answers his questions. She explains everything to him. Sometimes Pierre doesn’t understand, so Dr. Swanson explains again in a different way. Then, Pierre _________________, which makes him feel ___________.

At his checkup, a nurse ______________ Pierre. The nurse asks him how he is feeling. He says he feels good, but he is nervous. The nurse tells Pierre that the doctor will be in soon. He waits for five minutes. While he waits, he looks at a ________________.

Dr. Swanson opens the door and says “Hello, Pierre.” She talks with him for a few minutes. Then, Dr. Swanson takes Pierre’s ______________ pressure. She tells him his blood pressure is good. Next, she looks at his eyes with a light. She looks in his ears and ________________ air into them. She asks him to open his ________________. She asks him to say Ahhh.

Dr. Swanson listens to Pierre’s heart and breathing. She tells him to take a ________________. Then she checks Pierre’s ________________ and looks at his skin.

The ________________ is over. Dr. Swanson tells Pierre that he is ________________.

Comprehension Questions

  1. Why did Pierre go to the doctor today?

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2. What does Pierre ask Dr. Swanson?

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3. Does Pierre always understand Dr. Swanson?

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4. What does Dr. Swanson say about Pierre’s health?

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Writing

Are you nervous to go to the doctor? Why? Write about it:

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Answers

Comprehension questions:

  1. Pierre went to the doctor because he had a check-up.
  2. No, Pierre does not always understand Dr. Swanson. Sometimes she has to explain things again.
  3. Dr. Swanson says that Pierre is healthy.

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