Thứ Tư, 13 tháng 3, 2024

Talking about Health - Kids


Common Illnesses:

Cold (n) /koʊld/
EX: Sarah caught a cold after playing outside in the rain.

Flu (n) /fluː/
EX: The flu season typically peaks in the winter months.

Fever (n) /ˈfiːvər/
EX: Tom had a high fever and had to stay home from school.

Headache (n) /ˈhɛdˌeɪk/
EX: Sally took a pain reliever for her headache.

Sore throat (n) /sɔːr θroʊt/
EX: Drinking warm tea with honey can soothe a sore throat.

Stomachache (n) /ˈstʌməkˌeɪk/
EX: Eating too much candy gave Tim a stomachache.

Allergy (n) /ˈælərdʒi/
EX: Lucy has an allergy to peanuts, so she avoids eating them.

  • Asthma (n) /ˈæz.mə/
    EX: Billy uses an inhaler to manage his asthma symptoms.

Toothache (n) /tuːθˌeɪk/
EX: Mark needs to see a dentist because of his toothache.

Rash (n) /ræʃ/
EX: The doctor prescribed a cream to treat the rash on Emily's skin.

Treatment Methods:

Rest (n) /rɛst/
EX: The doctor advised Julia to get plenty of rest to recover from her illness.

Medicine (n) /ˈmɛdɪsɪn/
EX: Take this medicine three times a day with meals.

Apply ointment (v) /əˈplaɪ ˈɔɪntmənt/
EX: Apply the ointment to the affected area twice a day.

Use a humidifier (v) /juːz ə ˈhjuːmɪdɪˌfaɪər/
EX: Using a humidifier can help relieve congestion during a cold.

Take a warm bath (v) /teɪk ə wɔrm bæθ/
EX: Taking a warm bath can help reduce muscle soreness.

Apply ice (v) /əˈplaɪ aɪs/
EX: Apply ice to the swollen area to reduce inflammation.

Avoid allergens (v) /əˈvɔɪd ˈælərdʒənz/
EX: Susan avoids pet dander to prevent allergy symptoms.


  • Using "Should" for Advice:

    • Explanation: "Should" is used to give advice or make recommendations.

    • Example: "You should drink plenty of water when you have a fever."

  • Using "Can" for Permission:

    • Explanation: "Can" is used to ask for or grant permission.

    • Example: "Can I take this medicine before bedtime?"

  • Using "Need to" for Necessity:

    • Explanation: "Need to" is used to express necessity or obligation.

    • Example: "You need to rest if you want to feel better."


  1. Have you ever had a cold before? How did you feel?

  2. What do you usually do when you have a headache?

  3. Do you know anyone with asthma? How do they manage it?

  4. Have you ever had a fever? What did you do to bring it down?

  5. What should you do if you have a sore throat?

  6. How do you treat a stomachache?

  7. What allergies do you have, if any?

  8. Have you ever had a rash on your skin? How did you treat it?

  9. What do you do when you have a toothache?

  10. What's the best way to avoid getting sick?

  11. Should you drink cold or warm fluids when you're sick? Why?

  12. Can you take medicine without asking an adult?

  13. What should you do if you cut yourself and it's bleeding?

  14. Do you need to see a doctor when you have a minor illness?

  15. Can you apply ice directly to your skin? Why or why not?

  16. Should you scratch a mosquito bite? Why or why not?

  17. What can you do to prevent allergies?

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