Saying You're Not Feeling Well - Health English Lesson

source: Twominute English     2013年5月28日
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# stress at the job
--What happened, Gary? You look so tired.
--I think I'm running a temperature. My head is spinning and my mouth feels dry.
--Let me check your temperature. should stay home today. Call your office and let them know.
--But I've got some urgent meetings lined up for today. I really can't miss them.
--Your health is more important than anything else, Gary.
--Staying up all night everyday this week probably affected your health. It's time to take some rest.
--I can't help it. I'm under a lot of pressure at work.
--I'll speak to your boss, then. If you want to get better, you'd better start by taking the day off.
# insomnia
--Steve, look at you. You're so pale. Is everything alright?
--I couldn't sleep at all last night.
--Are you tense about something? Maybe I can help you.
--Well, I'm under a lot of pressure nowadays. My boss doesn't let me breathe.
--What did he do now?
--He told me to take over this project that is behind schedule. I have to meet the deadlines ... and the problem is that I leave work exhausted and then I can't sleep.
--You should try sleeping pills.
--The problem is that when I use them, it's really hard for me to wake up in the morning.
--Well, maybe your doctor could prescribe a different pill.
--It wasn't a doctor who prescribed them. My neighbor gave me some he didn't take anymore.
--Are you crazy? This is very serious! You should never take medication without speaking to your doctor!
# hangover
--What's wrong? You look terrible! Didn't you get enough sleep last night?
--No. I partied until five in the morning.
--Well, that's why I only go to parties on the weekends.
--I think I just can't take late night parties anymore. My head is spinning, like I have a migraine or something.
--I think you need some rest. You'd better go home.
--Yeah, I know. I'll just hand in the report to the boss and tell her I'm not well.
--Are you OK to drive?
--No. I'll call a cab, I guess.
# caught a cold
--Hi Steve. How are you feeling?
--Horrible. I've caught a cold and it's getting worse.
--Have you seen a doctor?
--No, not yet. I haven't had time.
--You must consult your doctor before it gets worse. There's this twenty-four-hour virus going around.
--I know. My sister had it until last night and I guess I caught it from her.
--You should drink a lot of liquids so you don't dehydrate.
--That's good advice. I'll do that.