Talking About Illness

How To Talk About Illness In English?

Everybody gets ill now or then, so talking about illness is a common conversation. If you get ill you need to describe your condition and if others are ill then you need to ask sympathetically about them.

So learn some good phrases to talk about illness:

1. Describing Your Illness

a. I’m feeling bit dizzy.
b. I’m not feeling very well…….
c. I’ve got a sore throat……
d. I’ve got a slight headache/toothache/backache……
e. I’ve got a nagging pain in my shoulder……
f. I’ve got a splitting headache……
g. I think I’ve got a bit of temperature………….
h. I have a touch of flu………….
i. I’ve got a nasty cough…………
j. I’m going down with a cold……………

2. Responding To Others Illness

a. I’m sorry to hear that…..
b. Take good care of yourself…..
c. May you get well soon….(mostly written)
d. You will get well soon……
e. Take your medicines on time….
f. This is temporary, you’ll get well soon…..
g. Be brave and use your will power…….
h. I pray for your good health……
i. I’m concerned about your health…..
j. How are you feeling now……..

3. Asking About Illness

a. You don’t look fresh…..
b. I hope you’re feeling well……
c. Maybe you’re going down with some…….
d. Is everything fine with you……
e. How do you feel now…..
f. You must take some rest…..
g. You look a little pale……
h. I think you have some temperature……

Sample Dialogue 1
A: You’re not looking fresh; I hope you’re feeling alright?
B: No, since morning I’m feeling bit dizzy, I think I must see my doctor.

Sample Dialogue 2
A: How do you feel now?
B: I had a nagging pain in my shoulder but I’m feeling alright now after medication.

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