Part 1

Anna: You’re looking a little under the weather. Are you alright?
安娜: 你看上去有些不舒服,你还好吗?

Dave: Oh god, I feel awful. I think I’m coming down with something.
戴夫: 天哪,我感觉糟透了,我觉得我染上什么病了。

Anna: What’s the matter?
安娜: 是什么呢?

Dave: I’ve had this splitting headache since last night, and I’ve been sweating and running a fever all day.
戴夫: 我从昨天晚上开始有了偏头痛,另外我一天都在出汗并且发烧。

Anna: Have you thrown up?
安娜: 你吐过吗?

Dave: No, but I have lost my appetite.
戴夫: 没有,但是我的食欲没有了。

Anna: I think you had better go and see a doctor. I can go with you if you want.
安娜: 我觉得你最好去看下医生,如果你愿意的话,我可以陪你去。

Dave: That would be great, thanks. I appreciate it.
戴夫: 那很棒。谢谢你,我很感激。

Anna: That’s what friends are for.
安娜: 这就是朋友的作用嘛

1. ‘Under the weather’ = not feeling so good
2. awful = very bad
3. ‘splitting headache’ is a headache with a very sharp pain
4. ‘throw up’ is be sick/vomit
5. ‘lose your appetite’ is not wanting to eat
6. ‘you had better’ = you should
7. ‘I appreciate it’ is a sincere thank you
Part 2

Philip: Hey, Sam, I didn’t see you at my party on Saturday.

Samantha: Oh, yeah. Sorry about that. I got food poisoning and was laid up in bed all day. Friday night was worse. I couldn’t stop vomiting.
萨曼莎: 哦,是的,对不起了,我食物中毒,一天都躺在床上。周五晚上更糟,我吐个不停。

Philip: Sorry to hear that. What did you eat?
菲利普: 听到这个很遗憾,你吃什么了?

Samantha: I think it must have been the chicken burger I had for dinner.
萨曼莎: 我猜想可能是晚饭时候吃的那个鸡肉汉堡。

Philip: That sucks. Although, come to think about it, I haven’t been feeling that well either.
菲利普: 太糟了,不过想想看,我其实也感觉不太舒服。

Samantha: Really? What’s up with you?
萨曼莎: 真的吗? 你怎么啦?

Philip: I think it’s just a cold. The doctor said there is a bug going around. She gave me some medicine and told me to get some rest. I am feeling a bit better today, though.
菲利普: 我估计就是感冒了,医生说有细菌在我身体里,她给我开了药让我好好休息,我今天感觉好一些了。

Samantha: I hate being sick. Going to the doctors is one of my least favourite things.
萨曼莎: 我讨厌生病,去看医生是我最不喜欢的一件事情。

Philip: I don’t mind going. My doctor is really cute.
菲利普: 我到不介意去,我的医生很可爱。

1. ‘food poisoning’ is getting sick after eating bad food
2. sucks = really bad
3. ‘come to think about it’ (or ‘come to think of it’) = now that I think about this….
4. ‘what’s up’ = ‘what’s wrong?’
5. ‘a bug’ is a virus. ‘A bug going around’ usually means a lot of people getting the cold around the same time
6. …., though: when speaking, sometimes people put ‘though’ at the end instead of ‘although’ at the beginning
Part 3

I detest being ill, especially when I am on my own. When I was a child my parents would look after me, but now I am an adult and live by myself nobody cares for me. Last week, for instance, I had the flu. I lay in bed all day, sweating and running a fever, and nobody helped. Nobody made me chicken soup. Nobody brought medicine or fruit. Nobody kept me company. Being ill sucks, especially when I’m on my own. Sometimes I wish I was a child again.


1. detest = really really hate
2. for instance = for example
3. especially = particularly
Part 4

The most common reasons for visiting a doctor:

1. Hypertension 高血压
“High blood pressure” is very common in older people, or people with an unhealthy lifestyle.

2. Upper Respiratory Tract Infection 上呼吸道感染
These cause coughs and colds.

3. Physical Exams 体检
These are health checks. Some people need them for work, and others just want a check.

4. Diabetes 糖尿病
High blood sugar. People with diabetes must be careful about eating sugar, and often need insulin injections.

5. Sinus infection 鼻窦感染
Sinus infections make breathing difficult. People often get ‘a blocked nose’ and headaches.

6. Bronchitis 支气管炎
Problems with air leaving the lungs. People with bronchitis often cough a lot, or need to spit. Smoking causes bronchitis.

7. Degenerative Joint Disease 骨关节病
This is often called “Arthritis”. It is sore joints (knees, elbows) caused by aging.

8. Asthma 哮喘
Asthma makes airways become closed (an ‘asthma attack’). Some people are born with asthma, and some people get it later.

9. Otitis (ear infections) 耳炎(耳朵感染)

10. Depression 抑郁症
Always feeling sad, tired, or useless. Depression can also make people angry at the world.