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Idioms #8 | Intermediate 5

Health Idioms - Part 2

Listen to three conversations using idioms about health.

Conversation 1 - In the Lobby

A: Hey, how are you? I hear you got sick.
B: Yeah, I got that flu bug going around.
A: Maybe you should stay at home.
B: No, I‘m fine now. It’s completely out of my system. The doctor gave me a clean bill of health.
A: Really! That’s good. What were your symptoms?
B: I was running a fever and I had a splitting headache.
A: That sounds terrible.
B: Yeah, my wife got it too, but she’s now on the mend.

Conversation 2 - At the Station

A: So how was your visit to the hospital?
B: All good. The doctor gave me a clean bill of health.
A: Oh great. So you don’t have anything?
B: No, the doctor thinks it was all in my head.
A: What was it then? Stress?
B: Yeah, he told me to just work less.
A: Well, you have vacation soon.
B: Yeah, just what the doctor ordered.

Conversation 3 - In the Library

A: You don’t look so hot.
B: Yeah, I am feeling a bit under the weather.
A: You should get that checked out.
B: No, I hate goiing to the hospital.
A: Yeah, but a stitch in time saves nine.
B: Maybe you’re right. Better safe than sorry.
A: Plus, it might be better for you to stay home.
B: You're right. I don't want to pass what I got onto anyone else.

Learn vocabulary from the lesson!!

Flu bug - The flu virus

Out of my system - No longer in my body

Run a high fever - Have a high fever

Splitting headache - Have a very bad headache

On the mend - Recovering

Clean bill of health - A good report on a person’s health

All in my head - All mental and not physical

Just what the doctor ordered - Exactly what a person needs

You don’t look so hot - You look sick

I feel under the weather - I feel sick

Get that checked out - See a doctor or health specialist

A stick in time saves nine - Early attention can prevent big problems

Better safe than sorry - It is best to be safe

Answer these questions about the interview.

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