An English vocabulary lesson on the theme of HEATH and ILLNESS. For upper intermediate and advanced learners. Lots more on my blog. https://www.skype-lessons.com/vocabulary-lessons/
Answer the questions:
Under what circumstances might you faint?
When do you usually feel dizzy?
Have you had any injections this year? What were they for?
Have you ever had an operation? Do you still have the scar to prove it?
When might you get a blister?
What’s the most excruciating pain you have ever experienced?
What are the main causes of high blood pressure?
Have you ever needed stitches? What happened?
Have you ever lied in a hospital ward for a few days?
Would you know what to do if someone were choking?
What’s the best treatment for flu? What about constipation?
How long does it usually take to get over the flu?
Have you ever had food poisoning? What symptoms did you have?
Have you ever had an arm or leg in plaster? How did it happen?
Here is the vocabulary
G.P (General Practitioner)
chemist’s / pharmacy
take antibiotics / painkillers
have an injection, jab, operation, anaesthetic
side effects / adverse reactions
have an arm (in plaster)
to vomit (be sick)
to have diarrhoea
to sweat (perspire)
to feel dizzy
to be swollen
to sprain your wrist / ankle
to pull a muscle
to have high blood pressure
to have a seizure
have a heart attack
have a stroke
an excruciating/sharp/severe pain
have a sore throat
have a stomach ache
a serious wound
infection (to be infected with)
get over (make a full recovery)
die of / from
break out (in a sweat)
disease breaks out
go (come) down with
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