May 6th, 2017 in English Learning
You look run down!
Storyline: Susie is concerned that her friend Maria is still very sick.
Susie: You look run down, Maria.
Maria: Yeah. I’ve been unwell recently. It started off as a sore throat, but I ended up having tonsillitis. I’m still taking some tablets, but I haven’t gotten over it.
Susie: What does the doctor say?
Maria: Well, he thinks that I’ll get better with medication and rest. But if I don’t, I’ll probably have to get my tonsils taken out.
Susie: I’m sorry to hear that. Then why don’t you take sick leave and get some rest. For the moment, your health should come first.
Maria: You’re right. I should talk to the boss.
I think I’m running a temperature!
Storyline: Raj is not feeling well, so his wife Prerana suggests that he should stay at home.
Raj: I think I’m running a temperature. I’ve also got a scratchy throat.
Prerana: Let me see. (She checks his temperature with a thermometer.) Yes, you’ve a low-grade fever. You had better stay at home today. And don’t sit in front of that computer. If you stay up late playing games, your health will be ruined.
Raj: I can’t help it. Don’t you know that I’m an avid gamer?
Prerana: If you want to stay in good shape, you had better quit those habits.