How do I say “I have a headache” in English? What if I get sick and I don’t know how to explain my symptoms to the doctor?
Don’t give up, Diana and I want to help you so you’ll be able to express your illnesses in English and that’s why we have made a new learning guide. This time it’s a complete English vocabulary list about the most common types of pain and illnesses.
Let’s begin with a general question:
How do you feel?
Like I have a fever
I’m burning up
Like my head is going to explode
The types of pain that you can suffer are:
Let’s specify and concentrate on the pains and illnesses related to the head, nose, throat, stomach, muscles and skin.
It’s also worthy to know some of the typical illnesses such as:
STD (Sexually Transmitted disease)
An Ear Ache
I haven’t had a cold for 3 months.
I only eat soup when I have the flu.
I get headaches if I drink too much coffee or coke.
The boxer got hit in the face and got a nosebleed.
I usually get a fever when I have the flu.
My sister got a concussion when she fell of her bike.
I was cleaning my office last week, and there was so much dust that I started sneezing.
Do you have a Kleenex? I have a runny nose.
My nose is always itchy in the spring, because of all the pollen.
When I have a cold, I blow my nose so much that it gets really sore.
Did you know there are different kinds of coughs? Dry coughs and wet ones too.
How do you deal with a sore throat?
I always get a stomach ache after eating theatre popcorn.
I hate vomiting. I have very little control over it and tend to just vomit where I am.
Whenever I get nausea I drink some ginger ale that I have let go flat (released the gas).
After my gym class my muscles are sore but they are not strained.
Lots of women get cramps during their periods.
I don’t have sensitive skin but I get a rash if I wear anything made of gold.
I burnt my hand last year with oil, when I was frying potato chips.
One of the most painful cuts is a paper cut.
Last weekend I fell of my bike and grazed my hands.
The man got punched in the face and it left a purple bruise around his eye.
She fractured some ribs after falling on the ski hill.
Tourists always seem to get sunburns at the beach
Mosquito bites are so itchy.
I have never been stung by a bee.
This document has been written in collaboration with Diana Tower, an English teacher with 3 years teaching experience. She is also the author of the free Web page Helping you learn English.
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