- 5 new phrasal verbs for sickness in English
- how they sound naturally in context
- how to practice them for your own use
Let’s do it!
First, let’s hear them naturally in context:
Unfortunately I’ve come down with a cold. I think I probably picked it up on the plane. I recently went to Texas, and I probably picked up some germs or picked up a bug from the flight, or maybe for being in a new environment.I am getting over it, though, it might not sound like it, but I am getting over it. I’ve been fighting it off with a few natural remedies. I’m getting a lot of sleep, I’m drinking a lot of green juice, getting my vitamins and a lot of fruits and vegetables. I don’t really like medicine so I try to get through the sickness as natural as possible. Luckily, there are tons of natural remedies when I am feeling this run down.
Psssst…you can review more vocabulary about sickness here.
5 English Phrasal Verbs for Sickness
To come down (with something – like a sickness)
To come down with a fever. To come down with a cold/the flu.
to pick (something) up
To pick a sickness up means to get the sickness, to be exposed to the virus or bacteria.
I probably picked up a bug from the flight.
get over a sickness
When you come down with the flu, how did you get over it?
fight (something-like a sickess) off
What do you think was the most important thing to fight of that terrible sickness?
get through (something- like a sickness)
I only got through the flu after taking medicines and vitamins.
Bonus vocabulary words
I prefer using some natural remedies to recover from the flu.
So good to see you teaching even though you are a little run down.
Practice makes perfect
- What do you do to ______a sickness when you’ve ________ it?
- Medicines help _____ an illness off quicker, but I prefer to get ______ it naturally.
- It’s hard to avoid __________ on a plane because germs are everywhere!
- Most people ______ with a cold every year.
- Rest will always help you ______ a cold or flu.
Answers from the fill in the blank exercise:
fight off/get over/get through, come down with
picking something up
come down with
I hope you never have to use these phrasal verbs and you never get sick; however, it’s probably inevitable that you’ll need them sometime. So now, you’re ready!
Until next time,
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