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yep, I was preparig for an exam and everything is...

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Work

Examiner: Do you work or do you study?

Me: I recently finished my internship at a hospital. I worked there as a junior doctor and I was responsible for taking histories of the patients, examining the patients and inquiring about their presenting complaints for which they came to the hospital.

Examiner: Where did you work?

Me: I worked at a tertiary hospital. It was a well-known hospital in the center of the city. Although it was smaller as compared to other hospitals, it was equipped with all the facilities and latest equipments.

Examiner: Why did you choose that job?

Me: Well, ever since I was a child, I used to see my mother go to the hospital wearing a white coat and all the relatives respected her. They all used to say that I will follow my mother's footsteps, so naturally she inspired me to become a doctor just like her.

Examiner: Is it a popular job in your country?

Me: Well, yes of course, being a doctor is considered one of the most noble professions followed by teaching. Every Asian parent has a dream that at least one of their children becomes a doctor; in my family it was me.

Examiner: Do you like your job?

Me: Yes, I do love my job because it gives me immense satisfaction to know that my treatment worked and my patients got better, they are also extremely grateful that I am able to relieve their pain. It is also very comforting to know that I am making a difference in this world no matter how small it may be, by helping others.

Examiner: Do you get on well with your colleagues?

Me: Yes, I get along with everyone because I would prefer to do a task myself instead of depending or blaming the person responsible. It saves me time and unnecessary headache. I have seen that if I was eager to help someone, I was helped by someone else as well.

Examiner: What was your first day like?

Me: I was very nervous on my first day at the job but fortunately my other friends were also accepted in that same hospital, so we were all together. It calmed me knowing that they were with me. On that day we weren't assigned many tasks. It was more of an orientation day so it ended well.

Examiner: Do you plan to continue this job in the future?

Me: Yes, I do want to continue it and study further to become a specialist. I love my job and I believe it is a rewarding profession because helping others brings me joy.

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Faye W.C.'s picture
I learn : French (Beginner)
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Great job! I have just a few suggested revisions. Very interesting interview on the your profession and why you chose it. 

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*Me: Yes, I do love my job because it gives me immense satisfaction to know that my treatment worked and my patients got better. (Start new sentence) They are also extremely grateful that I am able to relieve their pain. It is also very comforting to know that I am making a difference in this world no matter how small it may be, by helping others.

*Examiner: Do you get on well with your colleagues? Do you get along well with your collegues? ("get on" is phrase used more in the UK "get along" is more US phrase)

 

 

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Tehreem's picture
I learn : English (Advanced)
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Thank you! I appreciate your feed back, it is so nice of you to help smileysmiley

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edhutchins88's picture
I learn : Chinese (Beginner) French (Beginner) German (Beginner) Portuguese (Beginner) Spanish (Beginner) Arabic (Beginner)
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 Hi Tehreem,

Fantastic effort. Being a doctor must be such hard work and must be incredibly stressful at times. That said, it must be so satisfying when you help patients to recover from their injuries and illnesses. What are your working hours like? Doctors I know here in the U.K.  work such long hours and hardly ever get any spare time to rest.

Your English is very impressive.

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1. taking histories of the patients,  - normally we refer to these as patient's medical records"

2. their presenting complaints - their complaints (not sure what you mean by the word "presenting")

3. latest equipments. - latest equipment (we do not make this word plural)

4. I will follow my mother's footsteps - I will follow in my mother's footsteps

5. at least one of their children becomes a doctor - at least one of their children will become a doctor (remember to use the future tense when talking about events in the future)

6. unnecessary headache. - unnecessary headaches (this word should be plural)

7. my other friends were also accepted in that same hospital, - my other friends also got their first jobs in that same hospital, (THE word "accepted" sounds too vague)

 

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Tehreem's picture
I learn : English (Advanced)
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Thank you very much, well it depends on the rotation/ department I am allocated with, for instance the surgery department and emergency sector have very demanding hours. Yes, it is very satisfying. I'll work on my mistakes, thank you for your help. I really appreciate it.smiley

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edhutchins88's picture
I learn : Chinese (Beginner) French (Beginner) German (Beginner) Portuguese (Beginner) Spanish (Beginner) Arabic (Beginner)
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I can imagine that working as a doctor in the emergency department would be incredibly demanding and stressful!

Glad you found the corrections useful :)

Just one more thing. In English, you are allocated "TO" something. -> department I am allocated to

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Tehreem's picture
I learn : English (Advanced)
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Thank you!smiley

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