14 Everyday Conversational Expressions Well-being, Health, Medicine p.6


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


14.29 When you offer care to a sick person


Do you want to lie down? Listen <You dont look too good. Do you want to lie down?>

Would you like to lie down? Listen <You look tired. Would you like to lie down?>

Do you want an aspirin? Listen < You are pale. Do you want an aspirin?>

Would you like some aspirin? Listen <Do you have a headache? Would you like some aspirin?>

Do you want a glass of water?   Listen   <“You are coughing. Do you want a glass of water?”>

Would you like a glass of water? Listen <You look a little nervous. Would you like a glass of water?>

Can I get you anything?   Listen   <“Stay in bed. You need some rest. Can I get you anything?”>

Should I call a doctor? Listen <You look dreadful. How are you feeling? Should I call a doctor?>

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14.30 When you visit a hospital patient


I got here as soon as I could. Listen <Im so sorry to see you in the hospital. I got here as soon as I could.>

I came as soon as I heard. Listen <Im so sorry about the accident. I came as soon as I heard.>

You look good. Listen <Your appetite is back. I hope you feel better. You look good.>

You're looking well. Listen <Youre looking well. Under normal circumstances you would go home in a couple of weeks.>

Your color is good. Listen <The treatment is helping you. Your color is good.>

Get well soon. Listen <Eat more. Do your exercises. Get well soon.>

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14.31 When you ask questions to a hospital patient


How are you feeling? Listen <I am sure you receive all the necessary treatment. How are you feeling?>

How are you feeling today? Listen <Do you eat all the food they give you? How are you feeling today?>

Are you doing better today? Listen <Did you do your exercises? Are you doing better today?>

Do you need anything? Listen <Do you like your food here? Do you need anything?>

Is there anything you need? Listen <Do you want me to bring you something from home? Is there anything you need?>

Is there anything I can do? Listen <Do you have any special request? Is there anything I can do?>

Have they figured out what's wrong with you? Listen <Are they running tests on you? Are they taking samples from you? Have they figured out what is wrong with you?>

What's the prognosis? Listen <What does your doctor tell you? Whats the prognosis?>

How long will you be here? Listen <Now they have the diagnosis. How long will you be here?>

When are you going home? Listen <You are doing much better now. When are you going home?>

When are you being released? Listen <You have gotten back on your feet. When are you being released?>

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14.32 When you recover from a disease


I'm improving. Listen < Well, take care of yourself. I hope to see you fully recovered one day.>

Im better now. Listen < Take it easy. Youre not out of the woods yet.>

Im better than I was. Listen <Im sorry youre sick. Dont worry. Im better than I was.>

Im feeling better. Listen <Im sorry youre ill. The worst is over. Im feeling better.>

Im getting better. Listen < I hope so. One day you will walk without your crutches.>

Im getting over it. Listen <Im getting over it. Ill get better soon.>

Im getting back on my feet. Listen < Dont overexert yourself.>

Im getting back to normal. Listen < You will have to work much less now.>

Im on the road to recovery. Listen < Im glad youre feeling better.>

Im out of the woods. Listen A The worst is over for me. < You still have a long way to go.>

Im bouncing back. Listen A I am returning to my usual condition. < I hope you will have a full recovery.>

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14.33 When you visit a recovering patient


Take it easy. Listen A Be gentle on yourself. <You need to rest now. Take it easy.>

Dont overexert yourself. Listen <After surgery you need to be very careful. Dont overexert yourself.>

Take care of yourself.   Listen   A “Take good care of your health.”   <“I’ll see you in a week. You have enough food and medicine. Take care of yourself.”>

Dont work too hard. Listen <You are still recovering. Dont work too hard.>

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14.34 When your recovery takes time


Disease took a toll on me. Listen A Disease caused harm to me. <I dont feel completely OK yet. My disease took a toll on me.>

Im still under a doctor's care. Listen < Your doctor is excellent. Follow his instructions.>

Im still seeing a doctor. Listen < Sure, you need it. When is your next appointment?>

I’m still seeing a therapist.   Listen   < – “What kind of treatment do you receive?”>

Im in therapy. Listen < Complete the course and ask the doctor to run your tests again.>

I still have to go back to the doctor for a follow-up. Listen < I hope your ordeal will be over then.>

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14.35 When you have completely recovered from a disease


Im feeling OK. Listen < I am glad to hear that.>

Im doing OK. Listen < From now on, you will be on a strict diet. You dont need another attack.>

Im feeling well. Listen < You heard the doctor. No alcohol and tobacco are allowed.>

Im well now. Listen < Exercise, medication and dieting will help you stay that way.>

Im completely over it. Listen < Medicine performs miracles these days.>

I feel like a new person. Listen < Welcome back. We missed you here.>

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