Health Idioms – Talking about Symptoms

Step 1

Study the Powerpoint Presentation of this idiom set below:

Step 3

Now, look at the script of the dialogue. Listen to the dialogue again. This will help you build your listening skills.

Mao and Mandeep are classmates talking in the classroom. This is the first day of the new year.

Mandeep:Hi, Mao. Did you have a good holiday?
Mao:Yeah, it was really relaxing. I did not do anything special other than having a family gathering, but I rested well and was able to catch up on my reading. How about you?
Mandeep:I had the worst holiday ever. I came down with the flu or something and couldn’t do anything during the holiday. I was sick for almost two weeks.
Mao:Oh no, I’m so sorry to hear that. Some of my friends and my parents were also sick during the holiday. There must have been something going around this year. How are you feeling today?
Mandeep:I’m better. I’m still feeling a little bit rough though. I just don’t want to stay at home.
Mao:I think you should recharge your batteries completely. You don’t want whatever you had to flare up again, do you?
Mandeep:Yeah, you’re right. I guess I should take it easy.

Quiz time!
Try the quiz below to see if you understand the meaning of each idiom. If you select a different study mode at the bottom right corner of the Quizlet, you can try different types of quizzes.


Join the Discussion

Please login to view the Discussion Forums. If you are not yet a registered learner, find out how to register.

To "Mark Complete" you must login and complete all the lesson topics.


Please login to view e-facilitator contact information.

CC BY-NC-SAText of this page is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA, unless otherwise marked. Please attribute to English Online Inc. and link back to this page where possible. For images and videos, check the source for licensing information.