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In this lesson, we will learn phrases you may use to talk to someone about your health.
Luna: What happened, Gary? You look so tired.
Gary: I think I'm running a temperature. My head is spinning and my mouth feels dry.
Luna: Let me check your temperature. Hmmm...You should stay home today. Call your office and let them know.
Gary: But, I've got some urgent meetings lined up for today. I really can't miss them.
Luna: Your health is more important than anything else, Gary. Staying up all night everyday this week has probably affected your health. It's time you take some rest.
Gary: I can't help it. I’m under a lot of pressure at work.
Luna: I'll speak to your boss, then. If you want to get better, you'd better start by taking the day off.
Sydney: Steve, look at you. You’re so pale. Is everything all right?
Steve: I couldn't sleep at all last night.
Sydney: Are you tense about something? Maybe I can help you.
Steve: Well, I'm under a lot of pressure, nowadays. My boss doesn't let me breathe.
Sydney: What did he do now?
Steve: He told me to take over this project that is behind schedule. I have to meet thedeadlines…and the problem is that I leave work exhausted and then I can’t sleep.
Sydney: You should try sleeping pills.
Steve: The problem is that when I use them, it’s really hard for me to wake up in the morning.
Sydney: Well, maybe your doctor could prescribe a different pill.
Steve: It wasn’t a doctor who prescribed them. My neighbor gave me some he didn’t take anymore.
Sydney: Are you crazy?! This is very serious! You should never take medication without speaking to your doctor!
Luna: What’s wrong? You look terrible! Didn’t you get enough sleep last night?
Sydney: No. I partied until five in the morning.
Luna: Well, that’s why I only go to parties on the weekends.
Sydney: I think I just can’t take late night parties anymore. My head is spinning, like I have a migraine or something.
Luna: I think you need some rest. You’d better go home.
Sydney: Yeah, I know. I’ll just hand in the report to the boss and tell her I’m not well.
Luna: Are you Ok to drive?
Sydney: Nah. I’ll call a cab, I guess.
Gary: Hi Steve. How are you feeling?
Steve: Horrible. I’ve caught a cold and it's getting worse.
Gary: Have you seen your doctor?
Steve: No, not yet. I haven’t had time.
Gary: You must consult your doctor before it gets worse. There’s this twenty-four-hour virus going around.
Steve: I know. My sister had it until last night and I guess I caught it from her.
Gary: You should drink a lot of liquids so you don’t dehydrate.
Steve: Thanks. That’s good advice. I’ll do that.