Splendid Expressions Week 12: Day 1 of 5

Topic: HEALTH AND ILLNESS

Complete the following colloquial expressions:

1

Sally had a very bad day yesterday but I think she's ........ the worst now and she's looking much better.

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b)
c)
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2

Clara won't be coming to school today. She's gone ........ with a cold.

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b)
c)
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3

You're looking the ......... of health. Are you feeling better today?

a)
b)
c)
Well done! If you look 'the picture of health' you look very healthy.Sorry, try again.Your answer has been saved.
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Now complete the gaps with the missing words.

4

A) The doctors think she's over the now and they expect she'll be able to leave hospital in a day or two.

B) I think I'm coming down a cold. I think I'll have an early night.

C) Mary is such a hypochondriac. She's always complaining about one thing or another yet looks the picture of .

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Make them your own!

1) If you catch a cold, how long does it usually take before you're over the worst?
2) On average, how often do you go down with a cold each year?
3) What advice would you give someone who wants to look the picture of health?

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