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14 Everyday Conversational Expressions Well-being, Health, Medicine p.2

 

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* 14 Well-being, Health, Medicine (p.2 of 6)

 

14.5 When a person looks sick

 

You look dreadful. Listen <You look dreadful. You need to relax.>

You look terrible. Listen <You look terrible. You need to rest.>

You look like hell. Listen <You look like hell. You need a very long vacation.>

You look like youve been to hell and back. Listen <You look like youve been to hell and back. You need to see a doctor.>

You look like death. Listen <You look like death. Obviously, your resistance is down.>

You look like death warmed over. Listen <Youve been running around too much. You look like death warmed over.>

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14.6 When a person has sneezed

 

Bless you. Listen < Thank you.>

God bless you. Listen A May God bless you with good health. < Thank you.>

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14.7 When you ask a person about their well-being or health

 

How is your health and well being? Listen < I had two surgeries last month. Im much better now.>

Are you OK? Listen A Are you well? < Not really. I have a headache.>

Are you feeling OK? Listen A Are you feeling well? < Im just a little tired. Let me take my pills.>

Are you all right? Listen < My stomach is hurting me.>

Do you feel all right? Listen < No, I dont. I cant drive a car. I need to take a nap.>

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14.8 When you are concerned about catching a disease

 

This disease can be contagious. Listen <Do you have a flu? This disease can be contagious.>

This disease can be catching. Listen <Have you got influenza? This disease can be catching.>

I dont want to catch it. Listen <Do you have a cold? I dont want to catch it.>

Dont give it to me. Listen <I see you have a cold. Dont give it to me.>

Its been going around. Listen <They are talking about some kind of viral infection. Its been going around.>

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14.9 When you have a problem with the nose

 

My nose is clogged. Listen <I have a problem breathing. My nose is clogged.>

My nose is stuffed up. Listen <I have a flu. My nose is stuffed up.>

My nose is congested. Listen <Im sick as a dog. My nose is congested.>

My nose is running. Listen <I dont feel well. My nose is running.>

Ive got a running nose. Listen <I carry tissue paper with me. Ive got a running nose.>

I have a nasal congestion. Listen <Stay away from me. I have a nasal congestion.>

My sinuses are congested. Listen <My flu has gotten worse. My sinuses are congested.>

My sinuses ache. Listen <Im on antibiotics now. My sinuses ache.>

My sinuses are bothering me. Listen <First, I had a running nose. Now, my sinuses are bothering me.>

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14.10 When you have a problem with the eyes

 

My eyes are swollen. Listen <Look at my face. My eyes are swollen.>

My eyes are red. Listen <Look at me. Do you see inflammation? My eyes are red.>

My eyes itch. Listen <Ive got a severe cold. My eyes itch.>

My eyes are itchy. Listen <All my mucous membranes are sore. My eyes are itchy.>

My eyes hurt in the bright light. Listen <My face is swollen. I have a burning sensation in the throat. My eyes hurt in the bright light.>

I dont see well. Listen <I am dizzy. I dont see well.>

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