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Pre-Intermediate Spanish Practice CourseA video lesson from the Pre-Intermediate Spanish Practice Course which practices the 69 topics of the Pre-Intermediate Spanish Theory Course.

This is the 6th Spanish lesson in the Pre-Intermediate Spanish Practice Course. This is an interactive Spanish video where you have the opportunity to practice Spanish at pre-intermediate level with a native Spanish speaker.

In this Spanish lesson we will practice more about explaining yourself at the doctor’s or at a hospital in Spanish. We will specifically be looking at describing illnesses and injuries with the verbs Tener and Estar in Spanish. In previous interactive Spanish video lessons in this series we have looked the body parts in Spanish and how to describe aches and pains using El verbo Doler. Now we will be reviewing the important Spanish verbs Tener and Estar that are used frequently to describe how you are feeling. I hope you never have to go to the doctor’s or a hospital and speak in Spanish but, if you do, this series of lessons will be of great help to you. In the next interactive Spanish lesson we will be looking at a typical roleplay at a hospital or doctor’s surgery.

Please try to watch the video first before looking at the lesson notes. Answers to all tasks involved in the lesson will be given at the end of the post. Try not to look at the answers until you have tried a good few times to give your own responses.

This lesson practices the information taught in Pre-Intermediate Spanish Lesson 6: Describing illnesses and injuries with Tener and Estar in Spanish from my Pre-Intermediate Spanish Course.

Lesson notes:

Haz una frase con los siguientes síntomas eligiendo el verbo “tener” o el verbo “estar”:
Make a sentence with the following symptoms choosing the verb “tener” or the verb “estar”. For example, if I say: “Nosotros / fiebre” you should choose “tener” and say “nosotros tenemos fiebre” which means “We have fever”:

1. Yo / cansado

2. Ana / tos

3. Vosotros /mareados

4. Ustedes / enfermos

5. Usted / resfriado

6. Nosotros / gripe

Ahora dí las siguientes enfermedades y recetas en inglés:
Now please say the following illnesses, injuries and prescriptions in English:

1. Torcedura

2. Insolación

3. Jarabe

4. Pastillas

Ahora, dí las siguientes enfermedades y recetas en español:
Now, please say the following illnesses, injuries and prescriptions in Spanish:

1. Virus

2. Indigestion

3. Injections

4. Antibiotics




1. Yo estoy cansado
2. Ana tiene tos
3. Vosotros estamos mareados
4. Ustedes están enfermos
5. Usted tiene resfriado
6. Nosotros tenemos gripe

1. Sprain
2. Sunstroke
3. Medicine
4. Tablets

1. Virus
2. Indigestión
3. Inyecciones
4. Antibióticos

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