Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 3 – Developing Vocabulary – Idioms Connected with Health & Illness

Some great idioms for you travelers who will travel, or are already currently living abroad. Some nurses and hospital/clinic staff use idioms to cover up what’s actually being said. Here are some of them.

  1. I think I’m coming down with the flu.
  2. To be honest, I’m feeling a bit under the weather today.
  3. I work out in the gym to keep in shape.
  4. I had an amazing sleep last night so I feel like I’m on top of the world!
  5. “Riding this boat is really making me feel dizzy. I feel like I’m going to black out.”
  6. “Arsenio, stop worry. It’s only a minor cold. You’ll be back on your feet.”
  7. Don’t worry. I heard the diagnosis, but with chemotherapy, you’ll pull through.

a. lose consciousness

b. keep fit, in good physical condition

c. catch an illness, become sick with something.

d. recover from a serious illness or injury.

e. very healthy

f. recover after an illness.

g. not feel very well.



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