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01 / 06 / 2004

BEING ILL-3: meaning and examples

Good morning everybody and welcome to June.

I hope you had a good weekend (especially those of you that had a three-day weekend, like me).

Today we will continue with expressions related to being ill. So far we have looked at the following words and expressions:

-To not be feeling well (I'm not feeling well)
-To be ill / to be sick (He's ill.)
-To have a cold (Janet has a cold.)
-To have a fever (Rachel has a very high fever.)
-Head hurts (My head hurts.)
-I'm congested or I have a stuffed-up nose
-General aches and pains

On Friday we also looked at the difference between ill and sick, which was a suggestion made by Maria N. Thanks Maria!

Last week I received another suggestion, this time from Maria R., to review phrases that we can use to let people know we want them to get better, such as:

Get well soon!

I hope you feel better soon!


I hope you get better soon!

You may also give ill people suggestions of things they can do to help alleviate their suffering, such as:

Get lots of rest.


Drink lots of liquids

However, if you're like me you may prefer not to tell ill people what they should do. ;-)

Tomorrow will be the last day that we will look at expressions related to being ill. If there is anything specific that you would like to cover, please send me an e-mail. And if you have questions about today's Daily Vitamin content, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Have a great day!

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