Practical advice on creating authentic Medical English listening materials

Session description

Sheila Thorn

Session details:

It is almost impossible to get permission to record medical interactions between patients and doctors. However, it is relatively easy to record interviews with ordinary people from all walks of life talking about their current or previous health conditions. I shall demonstrate how these authentic recordings can be used to create highly-motivating Medical English teaching and listening practice materials.


Dear Sheila,

I would be pleased if you can send the powerpoint of your amazing talk.My e-mail is

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Thanks for this wonderful presentation. Could you send me the presentation, please?

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Kerri Rizzotto's picture

Dear Sheila, 

Thank you so very much for your wonderful and informative Medical English presentation! It was clear, comical and extremely useful. I am an English language teacher just begin a journey into he Medical English field and I have been asked to pilot a course!! My email is

would you kindly forward your PowerPoint? 


Also, what texts have you written? I would love to purchase them! 




Kerri Rizzotto

Once we've received Shelia Thorn's PowerPoint presentation, it will be uploaded on this webpage for you all to downoad.

Best wishes

Monika / IATEFL Online Team