Ros Wright and Marie McCullagh present a series of practical worksheets for trainee or in-work nurses who wish to improve their English. Part 1, Pain assessment, is free for all users.

Each topic is available at intermediate and advanced levels and features:

  • a reading comprehension worksheet based on extracts from Foundations of Nursing Practice*
  • a listening comprehension worksheet and podcast

The first six parts of this series will cover the following topics:


  • Pain assessment
  • Taking a patient's medication history
  • Managing a patient's dietary needs
  • Wound management
  • Vital signs and monitoring
  • Moving and handling

Credits* All reading extracts taken from Foundations of Nursing Practice (3rd Edition), edited by Richard Hogston and Barbara A. Marjoram: Palgrave Macmillan (2008). Reproduced with kind permission of Palgrave Macmillan.