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In this lesson we will discuss how you can ask about the health of an ill friend.
Jack: Hello Ms. Tracy. Jack here.
Tracy: Hey Jack. How are you doing?
Jack: I am good Ms. Tracy. I just wanted to know if Tom’s feeling better now.
Tracy: Oh! Tom’s still not well. We took him to a doctor this morning.
Jack: What did the doctor say?
Tracy: Well, he asked for some tests. We’ll get the results tomorrow.
Jack: I hope its nothing serious.
Tracy: I am sure it’s not. The doctor told us not to worry. Thanks for your concern Jack.
Jack: No problems. I’ll call up tomorrow and find out how Tom is doing.
Jack: Good morning Ms. Pauline.
Pauline: Good morning Jack. How are you today?
Jack: I am good Ms. Pauline. Tom asked me to tell you that he won’t be coming to school for some days.
Pauline: Why? What happened?
Jack: Actually, Tom’s not well. I think he’s got a viral fever.
Pauline: Okay. No problem. Just ask him to bring a note from his mom when he joins back.
Jack: Sure. I’ll do that. Thank you Ms. Pauline.
Pauline: Tell him that I want him to get well soon.
Jack: Hey Sam. How are you man?
Sam: I’m good. Where’s Tom? I haven’t seen him for a few days.
Jack: Yeah I know. Tom hasn’t been feeling very well lately.
Sam: Oh! What happened? Nothing serious I hope.
Jack: Actually, that’s the thing. It is pretty serious. There’s an infection in his kidney and he’ll need surgery.
Sam: Oh ! That’s sad. Let’s visit him this afternoon.
Jack: Sure. It will make him feel better I guess.
Jack: Hey Tom. How are you feeling now?
Tom: I feel ok now Jack. Much better.
Jack: How did the surgery go?
Tom: Well, I am alive! It was scary but the doctor said I’m going to recover fast.
Jack: Do you know when you can start going to school again?
Tom: Maybe after a couple of weeks. My doc advised me to avoid public places for a while.
Jack: That’s great. Hope to see you soon. We all miss you man.