Conversation Activity for A Visit to the Dentist

Listen to the English conversation and answer the multiple choice questions below. This is an English conversation between a dentist and a patient. Tab between answers. The definitions of the words used in the audio are found at: Expressions and Vocabulary for the Dentist's Office Other practice worksheets are found at the bottom of the page. To see the script for what you will hear click on: Script for Dentist's Office Vocabulary Conversation

  1. What does Mr. Smithers say the reason for his visit is? a) a root canal b) a cleaning c) a cavity d) to get teeth whitened
  2. What did the patient have to have done to his teeth last year? a) he got braces b) he had gum surgery c) he got a molar pulled) he had a root canal
  3. What still gives the patient nightmares from his visit last year? a) the dentist b) the root canal c) the sound of his tooth being pulled out d) the Novocain
  4. What hurts the patient when he wakes up in the morning? a) his teeth and jaw b) his tongue and gums c) his teeth and cheeks d) his head and teeth
  5. What does the doctor suggest will help with the pain? a) getting a molar pulled b) a cavity c) a root canal d)a night guard
  6. What does the patient complain about to the dentist? a) the money he is paying him b) the time of the appointment c) the size of the mouth guard d) the dentist's horrible music
  7. What does the dentist say is normal for people who are the patient's age? a) molars b) tooth decay c) grinding of the teeth d) having a cavity
  8. The patient will possibly buy a night guard, but what does he say he will not buy? a) a tooth brush b) floss c) braces d) dentures