Splendid Expressions Week 11: Day 2 of 5

Topic: HEALTH AND ILLNESS

Complete the following colloquial expressions:

1

I went ........ with an awful cold yesterday and still feel terrible.

a)
b)
c)
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2

Kelly should give up smoking. Have you seen how ........ of breath she gets when she takes the stairs rather than the lift?

a)
b)
c)
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3

His father's nearly 90 years old but he's still very active and as fit as a .........

a)
b)
c)
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Now complete the gaps with the missing words.

4

A) I hope I don't down with your cold. I'm going on holiday next week.

B) It's natural to get short of when doing exercise but you shouldn't exert yourself too much.

C) Our Aunt Ann is always worrying about her health yet she's as as a fiddle.

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Make them your own!

1) When was the last time you went down with a cold?
2) Do you get short of breath when you do any exercise?
3) Have you got any elderly relatives who are as fit as a fiddle?

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