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A visit to a doctor

 

One morning I woke up with a very sore throat. I could not swallow without feeling great pain. I told my mother about it.

She decided that I should skip school that day. She was going to take me to see a doctor.

At 9 a.m., my mother and I took the bus to town-to see our family doctor.

We waited for a while at the clinic before I got to see the doctor. Dr. Lee examined me carefully. I had a slight fever and other symptoms that indicated that I might be coming down with influenza. So he gave me an injection and prescribed some oral medicine for me. He also wrote me a medical certificate so that I could be absent from school for a couple of days.

By the time we reached home, my throat was definitely not as sore as it was before. The injection must be doing its work.

I took the oral medicine diligently and after two days of rest I was well on my way back to health again.

     
skip   not attend
     
symptoms   signs of disease
     
diligently   without fail, perseverance in carrying out a task
     
 
 
 

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