BNC Text G5C

Medical consultation. Sample containing about 425 words speech recorded in public context

4 speakers recorded by respondent number C215

PS283 X u (No name, age unknown, general practitioner) unspecified
G5CPS000 X u (No name, age unknown) unspecified
G5CPSUNK (respondent W0000) X u (Unknown speaker, age unknown) other
G5CPSUGP (respondent W000M) X u (Group of unknown speakers, age unknown) other

1 recordings

  1. Tape 097101 recorded on unknown date. LocationStrathclyde: Lanark ( Consultation Room ) Activity: Consultation Interview

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Unknown speaker (G5CPSUNK) [1] Hello, well come in.
(G5CPS000) [2] Oh
(PS283) [3] You're not married yet?
(G5CPS000) [4] Yes.
(PS283) [...]
(G5CPS000) [5] Cos [...] changing doctors and I'm not changing. [laugh]
(PS283) [6] [laugh] You're a bad woman.
(G5CPS000) [7] I know cos I'm in now, and you don't do ,
(PS283) [8] [...] Ah.
(G5CPS000) [9] so I'm not changing .
(PS283) [10] Well curly what can we do for you?
(G5CPS000) [11] It's my back.
(PS283) [12] What have you done to it ?
(G5CPS000) [13] Now I don't know if it's my back or my neck.
[14] I don't know.
[15] I got a prescription last week,
(PS283) [16] Mhm.
(G5CPS000) [17] And I don't know where I put it.
(PS283) [laugh]
(G5CPS000) [18] Right so I just stopped at the paracetamol, and I says, Och, I'd better not go back up.
(PS283) [19] Where's it sore ?
(G5CPS000) [20] [...] Between my shoulder blades, it's also at the bottom of my spine just now and again.
[21] It's, I'm really really busy at work, I'm at a warehouse, and I don't know if I've maybe caught a muscle.
(PS283) [22] It sounds like it.
[23] It sounds like that but [...]
(G5CPS000) [24] I can feel like a sort of gritting,
(PS283) [25] See that
(G5CPS000) [26] in the back of my neck.
(PS283) [27] that big muscle from there
(G5CPS000) [...]
(PS283) [28] right down the back of you.
(G5CPS000) [29] It's, I can't sleep at night.
(PS283) [...]
(G5CPS000) [30] Oh I know.
(PS283) [31] You appear to enjoy this.
(G5CPS000) [32] I know.
(PS283) [33] From just down about there.
[34] Aha .
(G5CPS000) [35] Aye, aye, aha.
[36] I know I'm going down and down.
[37] It's not as bad as my head but it's sore ,
(PS283) [38] What about there?
(G5CPS000) [39] it's
(PS283) [40] If I do that [...]
(G5CPS000) [41] Aye, that's how, where I knew it wouldn't wanna go there.
(PS283) [42] Ah.
[43] Right.
(G5CPS000) [44] See when I'm walking I can actually hear something in the back of
(PS283) [45] Aye, creaking.
(G5CPS000) [46] my neck.
(PS283) [47] That's right.
[48] Come on, let's turn you into a human being for wee while again.
(G5CPS000) [49] I hope so, as long as I get a sleep at night, I don't care what you're giving me.
(PS283) [50] There you can [...] still.
(G5CPS000) [51] [laugh] ... I know, I'm just, never been able to call out the doctor [...] .
(PS283) [52] [...] Eh ... now this is strong stuff, never take it on an empty stomach.
(G5CPS000) [53] Never.
(PS283) [54] Right?
(G5CPS000) [55] Right.
(PS283) [56] You have been warned, you have been warned.
[57] Don't let your father get these.
(G5CPS000) [58] [laugh] But he'll want them all [...] ?
(PS283) [59] [whispering] Yeah. [] ... [...]
(G5CPS000) [60] Great.
(PS283) [61] There's a good painkiller in those and there's the stuff to scatter the bruising as well.
(G5CPS000) [62] Good.
(PS283) [63] Take two in the morning before you go out and two before you go bed at night.
(G5CPS000) [64] Two in the morning, two at night,
(PS283) [65] Aye.
(G5CPS000) [66] so I've got to have my breakfast first?
(PS283) [67] Aye, [...] .
(G5CPS000) [68] Right.
(PS283) [69] Right, [...]
(G5CPS000) [70] [...] when I says I've got [...] .
[71] I hope so.
(PS283) [72] [...] chance to [...] .
(G5CPS000) [73] [laugh] I hope so .
(PS283) [74] Right, okay Lorraine, cheerio now. [recording ends]