Selamat datang di Base English
Cobalah kursus SDG gratis kami!

Come Down With The Flu (Intermediate – B1)

Come Down With The Flu - Transcript

Kim: Hi Jordan! I’m so glad you’ll be coming to our Christmas party. It’s going to be a blast!
Jordan: Hi Kim. About that. Actually, I have some bad news. My wife is sick, and we won’t be able to make it to the party.
Kim: That’s terrible! Is she okay?
Jordan: She came down with the flu over the weekend, and she was still feeling bad this morning.
Kim: I’m so sorry to hear that. I hope she gets well soon.
Jordan: Thanks. We were really looking forward to the party, but we don’t want to get anyone else sick.
Kim: I understand completely. Health comes first. We’ll miss you guys at the party, but the most important thing is for your wife to get better.
Jordan: Hopefully we can catch up soon. When everyone’s feeling better.
Kim: Definitely. Take care of yourselves.

The Flu: An English Lesson About Illness

Man has come down with an illness
Feeling unwell

Discussing illness is an important part of communication, especially when living in an English-speaking environment. Being able to express symptoms and inform others that you are unwell is necessary for getting help, receiving support, and making sure that those around you stay healthy. This English lesson will help you if you get the flu or any other illness.

Getting Help

Learning how to talk about illness enables you to get help when you need it. Whether you require medical attention or just someone to lend a helping hand, being able to communicate your condition is very important.

Work and Social Situations

In both work and social contexts, it’s important to inform colleagues or friends if you are not well. This not only ensures your health but also helps others make necessary arrangements.

Receiving Proper Care

Effective communication about symptoms ensures that you receive the appropriate care. Whether it’s rest, medication, or a visit to the doctor, expressing your condition allows others to help you in the best way.

Common Illnesses and Expressions

Here is a list of common illnesses and examples of how they can be used in a sentence:

1. Cold
Example Sentence: “I have a cold, so I need to rest and drink lots of fluids.”

2. Flu
Example Sentence: “Unfortunately, I won’t be able to make it to the meeting tomorrow because I’ve caught the flu.”

3. Headache
Example Sentence: “I can’t come to the party tonight; I have a terrible headache.”

4. Fever
Example Sentence: “I won’t be at work tomorrow; I’ve got a fever, and I need to see a doctor.”

5. Stomachache
Example Sentence: “I need to go home early; I have a stomachache, and I don’t feel well.”


Being able to talk about illness in English is an important skill that helps you to communicate so that you receive the care and support you need. Learning common expressions for various illnesses will help you in everyday and in more challenging situations. So, don’t hesitate to share how you feel when you’re unwell – it’s a key part of taking care of yourself and maintaining good relationships with others.



Latest Posts

About Author


Pin It on Pinterest

Share This
Jangan sampai pelajaran terlewati

Join thousands of English learners and get our latest lessons delivered to you each week!

Join Base English for free!

Are you studying English? Why not sign up and get our latest lessons sent directly to your inbox? Start learning now!

Join Base English for free!

Are you studying English? Why not sign up and get our latest lessons sent directly to your inbox? Start learning now!