Vocabulary HEALTH and ILLNESS (Lesson 22)

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)
Prescription
chemist’s / pharmacy
take antibiotics / painkillers
have an injection, jab, operation, anaesthetic

side effects / adverse reactions
a ward
have an arm (in plaster)
crutches
wheelchair

to sneeze
to cough
to vomit (be sick)
to bleed
to have diarrhoea
to sweat (perspire)
to faint
to feel dizzy
to be swollen
to sprain your wrist / ankle
to pull a muscle
to have high blood pressure
to choke
to have a seizure
nauseous
constipation
have a heart attack
have a stroke
cancer
food poisoning
premature death

a rash
a blister
a bruise
an excruciating/sharp/severe pain
have a sore throat
have a stomach ache
have flu
a serious wound

vaccination
critically ill
terminally ill
treat (treatment)
cure
heal
infection (to be infected with)

Phrasal Verbs
get over (make a full recovery)
suffer from
die of / from
pass out
throw up
break out (in a sweat)
disease breaks out
go (come) down with
stitch up

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50 Comments

  1. Mai Do on March 25, 2020 at 8:49 am

    It couldn’t be better ! Thank you so much teacher !



  2. mir ahmad jaweed Munir on March 25, 2020 at 8:55 am

    Very nice sir.



  3. Cristina Crecente on March 25, 2020 at 8:55 am

    We say "come down" not "got down" with I (first person)…EX. I´ve come down with a dreadful cold (not I´ve gone down..)
    Source: English Vocabulary in Use Advanced. Cambrigde. Pag. 108.A.



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  6. oussama fa on March 25, 2020 at 9:01 am

    Thank you for this lesson but you speak speed ,I hope u speak slowly ,😊god blessed you



  7. Saa Chaa on March 25, 2020 at 9:02 am

    You’re a really good teacher , wow ! . thanks a lot



  8. saebom park on March 25, 2020 at 9:02 am

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  9. Eddy usher on March 25, 2020 at 9:03 am

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  10. ΣΤΑΥΡΟΣ ΤΕΡΖΙΔΗΣ on March 25, 2020 at 9:03 am

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  11. Ronen R on March 25, 2020 at 9:04 am

    Great 👍🏻



  12. Roberta Miguel on March 25, 2020 at 9:05 am

    • scalpel . Thanks for the vocabulary. you are amazing



  13. salah elsone on March 25, 2020 at 9:05 am

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  14. Sophie Amitava on March 25, 2020 at 9:07 am

    teach write these words too smalls so I can’t see clearly!



  15. Wennes Mota on March 25, 2020 at 9:08 am

    I came down with chikungunya, but now I’m almost cured. It’s a very disgusting disease. Thanks for your useful lesson. Hugs from Brazil!



  16. João Felipe on March 25, 2020 at 9:10 am

    great, just one thing: "scalpel", thanks for one more very nice class!



  17. Csabazzo on March 25, 2020 at 9:10 am

    Great Lesson, thank you! I went down with flu last week, but I have already reacovered. I came down with flu last week and I have been struggling with it since then. Does it make any sense to you Mr. Skypelessons? Please help.



  18. salah elsone on March 25, 2020 at 9:10 am

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  19. Danissimo G on March 25, 2020 at 9:11 am

    Почему футболка СССР?



  20. sagoya sago on March 25, 2020 at 9:12 am

    very useful! thank you!



  21. Monica Stringaro on March 25, 2020 at 9:13 am

    Thank you Mr Nicholls: absolutely useful vocabulary and explanations for ANY foreign person . Hopefully you are fine but in case you aren’t, here you can find any kind of vocabulary you need to ask for some help or assistance.



  22. Mennana Gorji on March 25, 2020 at 9:14 am

    Really interesting,thanks a lot



  23. Natalia Apaza on March 25, 2020 at 9:15 am

    Amazing English Teacher Thanks you for help to Us, with our english of this way improve more our english thanks you!!



  24. mustafa camcı on March 25, 2020 at 9:16 am

    not nauseous. If you’re nauseous it means you’re disgusting. I am nauseated is correct



  25. Петр Петров on March 25, 2020 at 9:18 am

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  26. Jc M on March 25, 2020 at 9:23 am

    thank you so much



  27. salah elsone on March 25, 2020 at 9:24 am

    Thanks a lot



  28. Corsi 24 on March 25, 2020 at 9:25 am

    I’m an Italian student and this lesson is very important for me thanks



  29. Waqas Hamidi on March 25, 2020 at 9:25 am

    Great, thanks for the tutorial.



  30. Veronica Narro on March 25, 2020 at 9:26 am

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  31. Pesce Rodolfo on March 25, 2020 at 9:26 am

    Good explanation ! Greetings from Chile



  32. Ronen R on March 25, 2020 at 9:27 am

    Great 👍🏻



  33. Jesse de Paula on March 25, 2020 at 9:28 am

    What about the word " cast"? can I use it instead of plaster too? other questions: can I say ? You need to take an x-ray . and… you’ll need to be on a drip. Thanks!



  34. Roa R on March 25, 2020 at 9:29 am

    You are a great teacher! Really really useful and informative videos.



  35. Seide Jeanty on March 25, 2020 at 9:32 am

    Awesome thanks



  36. Corsi 24 on March 25, 2020 at 9:34 am

    Thanks for this lesson



  37. Elghazali Abdelkrim on March 25, 2020 at 9:36 am

    I do really I appreciate your efforts,I am an english teacher and I benifit from your lessons especially those about vocabulary as it’s the most important part .thanks again. wish you good luck.



  38. Şamil Torunu on March 25, 2020 at 9:37 am

    As I got the flu, I came across your video while resting in bed. Thank you



  39. s43 w4v3s on March 25, 2020 at 9:37 am

    no question! you’ve explained it perfectly! thanks~



  40. sokheng yon on March 25, 2020 at 9:38 am

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  41. Ilia Prokhorenko on March 25, 2020 at 9:39 am

    Dave, thank you for another good lesson. If I may share my favourite word about the topic, it is "inflammation", which I, sadly, learned the hard way when I had one with my eyes. But what I am really interested in is how you pronounce the word "medicine". You said it several times so it wasn’t a coincidence that you elaborate it in three syllables. I noticed because my teacher had used to say it in two, like "med-sin", I have also heard this variation from natives. Is it the American way to say it or the version of a different region of Britain? By the way, if I may humbly suggest, phonetics might be another good topic for your lessons.



  42. Danissimo G on March 25, 2020 at 9:39 am

    Why T-shirt is «СССР»?



  43. Evandro Rangel on March 25, 2020 at 9:40 am

    vaccination[vac·ci·na·tion || ‚væksɪ’neɪʃn]



  44. Kazi Sarjana Safain on March 25, 2020 at 9:42 am

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  45. Alexey Grigoryev on March 25, 2020 at 9:42 am

    I love your videos! What does GP stand for ?



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  49. MrWace on March 25, 2020 at 9:44 am

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