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Health Problems – English Vocabulary


Health problems in English There are different ways of asking how someone is. You can say: How are you? How are you today? How do you feel? How do you feel today? How are you today? I’m sick. I feel sick. Not so good. Not very well. These are different ways of responding. To say how you are, you can use: I feel + an adjective. For example with positive adjectives I feel fine. I feel good. (da da da da da da da) I feel great. I feel fantastic. Or we can use negative adjectives. I feel sick. I feel awful. I feel terrible. I feel miserable. When you hear or see that someone is not well, then you can ask: What’s the matter? What’s wrong? And the person who is sick or has a health problem may respond: I have + the health problem or I’ve got + the health problem For example I have a sore throat …or… I’ve got a sore throat. Let’s look at this dialogue. How do you feel? Not so good. What’s the matter? I have a headache. I’m sorry to hear that. Let’s look at different types of health problems. Pay attention to the article that goes before each health problem and
note that sometimes there are no articles. I have asthma. asthma I have a backache. a backache I have a broken leg. a broken leg I have a cold. a cold I have a cough. a cough I have an earache. an earache I have a fever. a fever I have the flu. the flu I have a headache. a headache I have heartburn. heartburn I have measles …or… I have the measles. measles I have a rash. a rash I have a sore throat. a sore throat I have a stomachache. a stomach ache Notice the difference in spelling. I have sunburn. sunburn I have a toothache. a toothache Let’s practice. Complete the blank spaces. How do you feel? Not so good. What’s the matter? I have a headache. I’m sorry to hear that. How are you? Not very well. What’s wrong? or what’s the matter? I have a cold. I’m sorry to hear that. What’s the matter? I have a backache. What’s wrong? I have a broken leg. What’s the matter? I have a cough. What’s the matter? I have a fever. What’s wrong? I have a sore throat. What’s the matter? I have sunburn Health problems asthma, a backache, a broken leg, a cold, a cough, an earache, a fever, the flu, a headache, heartburn, measles, a rash, a sore throat, a stomachache, sunburn, a toothache. How do you feel today? Let us know in the comments.

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  1. لو سمحتي عاوزة اعلم بنتي علوم بلانجليزي ها تدخل الصف الرابع

  2. How do you feel?/How are you?/How are you today?/How do you feel today?

    Not very well/Not so good/I'm sick/.(Awful/terrible/miserable)
    What's the matter?
    I have a sore throat/a toothache/sunburn/the measles/a headache/a broken leg/a backache/a cold/a cough/a fever/nausea/asthma/the flu/rashes/a broken ankle/a swollen hand/ a chickenpox/Diarrhoea/a runny nose.

  3. NEW ENGLISH GAME: Health Problems
    ESL/ELL vocabulary associated with common health issues and descriptions of them in English.
    Play it here: http://www.vocabulary.cl/english-games/health-problems.htm

    Can you get 20 out of 20?

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