English conversation getting sick

In the latest episode of the to fluency podcast, Kate and I talk about getting sick!

You’re going to learn vocabulary such as:

  • to fight something off
  • symptoms
  • hygiene…

… and you’re going to learn some amazing phrases.

Be sure to check out all the fluency phrases below this video.

Fluency Phrases from This Lesson


You’re so much shorter than I am

we have a three year old (son)

we are just getting sick constantly

you brought the germs home

I’ve just been getting sick a lot over the past 2 or 3 years

I’m fighting something off at the moment

you feel really worn down

your immune system keeps you from getting sick

you might wake up with a sore throat or a stuffy nose

we just want to lie down and get away from everything

you want your mom to come with a cup of tea and some chicken soup

what kind of symptoms do you have when you’re fighting something off?

for me, that’s probably the biggest one

Sometimes, I find it hard to get to sleep

they’ve been hurting this week

sometimes, my hands break out too

you don’t have any motivation, do you?

it seems totally overwhelming

I think that you probably have to fill in the blanks

we met while I was traveling

I got typhoid just after you went back to America

it was a terrible thing to get

it meant that it kept our relationship going

you’d gotten the vaccine for this

it’s just not a hundred percent effective

I was just shocked

I didn’t think it was a common disease anymore

you didn’t recognize me because I had lost so much weight

you lost about 50 pounds

what’s that in kilograms?

it took me a long time to recover from that

as we get older, it takes us longer to get over these colds

who knows if it would’ve lasted if you hadn’t been stuck in Ecuador

that does not have the same ring to it

it just doesn’t roll off the tongue

I wasn’t too concerned about added sugar

they have terrible hygiene

they wipe their nose with their hand

you have to remind them to wash their hands

I’m onboard

We haven’t been eating as many vegetables as we usually do.

we don’t feel like eating salads in winter

mushrooms are great immune boosters

how many hours of sleep do you get on average?

I probably get about 5 hours of sleep a night

we used to get a lot of sleep

we have new phones which is really exciting

we’ve put it on a mode so that it automatically goes to a warmer temperature

I was a little bit skeptical at first

I think it’s working too

Do you know what’s in it?

we’re so focused on staying healthy

wash your hands as soon as you come in

it’s very difficult to avoid at that age

he found it disgusting

the conversation cut off

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