14 Everyday Conversational Expressions Well-being, Health, Medicine p.4


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* 14 Well-being, Health, Medicine (p.4 of 6)


14.16 When you have a stinging pain


It stings. Listen A I feel a sharp pain. <There is a burning sensation in my nose when I sneeze violently. It stings. To alleviate it, I use a nasal spray.>

Ive got a stinging sensation. Listen <It looks like my face got burnt by the sun. Ive got a stinging sensation.>

It burns when I go to the bathroom. Listen A I feel a sharp pain <It burns when I go to the bathroom. It is so painful I almost cry.>

It smarts. Listen <My wound is getting better. It smarts, though.>

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14.17 When you are bleeding


Im bleeding. Listen <Ive got a big wound on the leg. I am bleeding.>

It won't stop bleeding. Listen <Look at my wound. It wont stop bleeding.>

It keeps bleeding. Listen <Put some ice on my nose. It keeps bleeding.>

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14.18 When you have a bowel problem


I've got diarrhea. Listen <I guess, I drank some unclean water. Ive got diarrhea.>

Im constipated. Listen <I need a laxative. I am constipated.>

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14.19 When you have an allergy


Im allergic to pollen. Listen <Usually, Im not well in spring. I am allergic to pollen.>

Im allergic to dust. Listen <Please, dont turn the vacuum cleaner on while Im here. I am allergic to dust.>

Im allergic to chocolate. Listen <Thank you for the birthday cake. I cant eat it, though. I am allergic to chocolate.>

Im allergic to strawberries. Listen <I cant eat several fruits. In particular, I am allergic to strawberries.>

I can't have chocolate. Listen <I am allergic to cocoa. I cant have chocolate.>

I can't eat strawberries. Listen <Due to my allergy, I can hardly eat nuts. Also, I cant eat strawberries.>

I can't drink milk. Listen <I cant drink milk. Im lactose intolerant.>

I can't have dairy products. Listen <I cant have dairy products. Especially, I cant eat ice cream.>

My allergy is acting up. Listen I need to take my pills. My allergy is acting up.>

I feel feverish. Listen <I feel feverish. Im hypersensitive to peanuts.>

I get the chills. Listen <I get the chills. My eyes are red. I am allergic to airborne toxins produced by various plants.>

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14.20 When you have a lump


I have a lump here. Listen A There is a swelling in this place. <Look, I have a lump here.>



14.21 When you have a particular disease


I have asthma. Listen <I must avoid allergens. I have asthma.>

I am asthmatic. Listen <I have shortness of breath. I am asthmatic.>

I have diabetes. Listen <I am on a strict diet. I have diabetes.>

I am diabetic. Listen <I have to avoid sweets. I am diabetic.>

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14.22 When you have got a trauma


I got hit with a door. Listen <How did you get that bump on your forehead? I got hit with a door.>

I got hit with a ball. Listen <How did you get that black eye? I got hit with a ball.>

I tripped. Listen <Why are you limping? I tripped. It was dark in the street. Now my foot hurts.>

I fell off a bike. Listen <What happened? Your arm is bandaged. I fell off a bike.>

I fell down the stairs. Listen <Why are you walking with a crutch? I fell down the stairs.>

I was in an accident. Listen <I was in an accident. My rib is broken. Thank God nobody died.>

I was in a fight. Listen <What happened with your face? I was in a fight. The guy was twice larger than I.>

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