Monday, 21 March 2016

IELTS Speaking - Health (Vocabulary)

aches and pains - minor pains that continue over a period of time
to be a bit off colour - to feel a little ill
to be under the weather - to not feel well
to feel poorly - to feel ill
a blocked nose - when the nose has excess fluid due to a cold
to catch a cold - to get a cold
to go down with a cold - to become ill
a heavy cold - a bad cold
a sore throat - inflammation that causes pain when swallowing
cuts and bruises - minor injuries
to make a speedy recovery - to recover quickly from an illness
to be on the mend - to be recovering after an illness
to be over the worst - to have got through the most serious stage of an illness
fit as a fiddle - to be healthy
to go private - to choose to be treated privately rather than by the state
General Practitioner (GP) - family doctor
to make an appointment - to arrange a time to see a doctor
a check-up - a physical examination by a doctor
to phone in sick - to call work to explain that you won't be going due to illness

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