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In this lesson, we will see what to tell people when you get sick.
Jamey: Hello. Austen Associates.
Charlie: Hey Jamey. It’s Charlie here.
Jamey: Hi Charlie. Why didn’t you come to work today?
Charlie: I’m sorry. I’m quite sick. I couldn’t make it.
Jamey: Oh! So you are calling in sick!
Charlie: Yes. Can you please tell Mr. Austen that I called?
Jamey: Sure. You take care, Charlie. I’ll see you when you get better.
Charlie: Thanks, Jamie.
Charlie: Mom! I need some help.
Michelle: What happened? Is everything alright?
Charlie: There’s no aspirin in the medicine cabinet.
Michelle: Oh! It’s in my room. Why do you want it? What are you feeling?
Charlie: I have a bad headache. I guess I got a cold.
Michelle: You should see a doctor tomorrow, Charlie.
Charlie: I know. I just got an appointment. My head is killing me.
Michelle: For now just take the aspirin and go have some rest then.
Michael: Hey Charlie. I didn’t see you at work today. Is everything okay?
Charlie: I’m quite sick, Michael. That’s why I couldn’t work.
Michael: Oh! Now that you mentioned it, you do look a bit pale. I hope it’s not serious.
Charlie: I got the flu.
Michael: You should go to a doctor.
Charlie: I just did. He prescribed me some pills and a lot of rest.
Michael: Okay! Get well soon.
Peter: Hello Ms. Ford.
Ms. Ford: Hi Peter. Are you ready for your presentation?
Peter: I’m afraid I’m not.
Ms. Ford: Why’s that?
Peter: I have a sore throat. I won’t be able to speak for that long.
Ms. Ford: Is this an excuse?
Peter: No, Ms. Ford. I have all my slides here with me. But it really hurts when I speak. Can you reschedule it for tomorrow, please?
Ms. Ford: Okay Peter. Just make sure you go to a doctor.
Peter: Thanks, I will.