Being Sick, Doctors and Hospitals

Everyone gets sick once in a while. Below you will find phrases to help you talk about sickness in English. 


  • I feel sick. 
  • I need to go to the doctor. 

Cold symptoms include: 

Sneezing, congested, headache, sore throat, etc. 

  • I have a cold. 
  1. Flu symptoms include: fever, chills, nausea, runny nose, sore throat, etc. I have the flu. What are you symptoms? Where does it hurt? 
  2. Common Symptoms of Sickness: (symptoms – signs /concerns) 
  3. Headache- head hurts 
  4. Stomachache- stomach hurts 
  5. Dizzy- feel light headed, or that the room is spinning 
  6. Earache- ear hurts 
  7. Cough- a loud noise from lungs/mouth when you expel air 
  8. Diarrhea- go to the bathroom (defecate) at lot, many times 
  9. Toothache- tooth hurts 

Example Sentences 

  1. I have a stomachache. 
  2. I have had an earache for the last week. 
  3. I have been dizzy for a few hours. 
  4. I’m not sure why.

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