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HEALTH IDIOMS & VERBS

(Matching Exercises)

THE CONTENTS OF THIS PAGE

100% FITNESS

1-To be as fit as a .....................................

2-To be bursting with ...............................

3-To be in fine ..........................................

4-To be the ................................ of health

5-To be as fresh as a .................................

6-To be safe and ................. (after drama)

7-To be found without a ........... on him/her (after being missing)

8-To be in the ...............................

  • daisy

  • fettle

  • fiddle

  • health

  • pink

  • picture

  • scratch

  • sound

AILMENTS

to have:-

1-A dicky ticker (slang)

2-A gammy leg (slang)

3-Housemaidís knee (Colloquial)

4-Tennis elbow (Colloquial)

5-A slipped disc (Colloquial)

6-An ingrowing toenail

7-Farmersí lung (colloquial)

8-Bird fanciersí disease (colloquial)

9-The trots (slang)

10-The galloping gut rots (slang)

11-The runs (slang) 

A-a painful area near a cuticle on your foot

B-a painful joint in the arm

C-a swollen joint in the leg

D-a weak heart

E-an upset stomach

F-diarrhoia

G-loose stools

H- pulmonary fibrosis/chronic lung disease

I-spinal damage

J-to be lame

NOT FEELING 100%

(Responses to:  How are you?)  

1-So ...

2-As well as ...

3-Could be ...

4-Not as well ... 

5-Canít ...

 

 

   A... as I would like

   B... better

   C... can be expected (under the circumstances)

   D... complain, I suppose.

   E... so

INFECTIONS, SYMPTOMS & TREATMENT

Choose which columns below can be chosen to complete the following:-

1-To be infected with       ......................................

2-To complain of              ......................................

3-To have                          ......................................

4-To undergo                    ......................................

A

(an ailment) hayfever

a virus

a cold
B

surgery

an operation

radio-therapy

chemo-therapy
C

(a contagious disease)

measles

diphtheria

typhoid

a virus
D

(symptoms) headache

stomach ache

giddiness

vomiting
E

a scan

an x-ray

a blood test

an examination, an injection

a tooth filled

a tooth removed

TO BE VERY ILL

1-To be riddled with .................................

2-To be living on borrowed .................................

3-To be in declining  .................................

4-To have a degenerative .................................

5-To be in a bad   .................................

  • cancer

  • disease

  • health

  • time

  • way

 

TO HAVE A SECOND CHANCE

1-To be given a new ..................... of life

2-To be following a new .................................

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WHEN RECUPERATING AFTER AN ILLNESS

1-To ....................... (=to rest after illness)

2-To take it .................................

  • convalesce

  • easy

  • lease

  • regime

 

TO BE NEAR DEATH

1-To be at deathís .................................

2-To be near the .................................

3-To be wasting .................................

4-To be about to ................................. it (slang)

5-To be about to meet oneís ................................. (idiom)

6-To be on oneís last .................................

7-To be on oneís death .................................

8-To be old and .................................

  • away

  • bed

  • croak

  • decrepit

  • door

  • end

  • legs

  • maker

 

DYING

1-To be beyond .................................

2-To kick the ................................  (slang/disrespectful)

3-To meet oneís .....................................

4-To pass .................................................

5-To pass ..................................................

6-To go to that great (bakery) in the ............ 

(railway station for railworker,  bakery for a baker, etc)

  • away

  • bucket

  • help

  • maker

  • on

  • sky

 

 

AFTER DEATH

(Important:  Do not use the following when speaking to someone who has been recently bereaved)

1-To be ............................. under 

2-To be ................ up the ..............

 

  • daisies

  • feet

  • pushing

  • six

 

THE ANSWER KEY

100% FITNESS

1-To be as fit as a FIDDLE

2-To be bursting with HEALTH

3-To be in fine FETTLE

4-To be the PICTURE of health

5-To be as fresh as a DAISY

6-To be safe and SOUND (after drama)

7-To be found without a SCRATCH on him/her (after being missing)

8-To be in the PINK

AILMENTS

1-D, 2-J, 3-C, 4-B, 5-I, 6-A, 7-H, 8-H, 9-(FGE), 10-(FGE), 11-(FGE)

NOT FEELING 100%

1-E, 2-C, 3-B, 4-A, 5-D

INFECTIONS, SYMPTOMS & TREATMENT

1-To be infected with ( typhoid, a virus, an infectious disease, diphtheria, measles, typhoid)

2-To complain of a cold, a headache, a stomachache, giddiness, vomiting             

3-To have  a cold, a virus, a scan, an x-ray, a blood test, an examination, an injury, vomiting, an operation, radio therapy, chemo-therapy, measles, diphtheria, a tooth filled, an examination, an injection, a tooth removed                      

4-To undergo an operation

TO BE VERY ILL

1-To be riddled with CANCER.

2-To be living on borrowed TIME

3-To be in declining HEALTH 

4-To have a degenerative DISEASE 

5-To be in a bad WAY

 

DYING

1-To be beyond HELP

2-To kick the BUCKET (slang/disrespectful)

3-To meet oneís MAKER

4-To pass ON

5-To pass AWAY

6-To go to that great (bakery) in the SKY

(railway station for railworker,  bakery for a baker, etc)

 

AFTER DEATH  

(Important:  Do not use the following when speaking to someone who has been recently bereaved)

1-To be SIX FEET under 

2-To be PUSHING up the DAISIES

TO BE NEAR DEATH

1-To be at deathís DOOR

2-To be near the END

3-To be wasting AWAY

4-To be about to CROAK it (slang)

5-To be about to meet oneís MAKER  (idiom)

6-To be on oneís last LEGS

7-To be on oneís death BED 

8-To be old and DECREPIT

 

TO HAVE A SECOND CHANCE

1-To be given a new LEASE of life

2-To be following a new REGIME 

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WHEN RECUPERATING AFTER AN ILLNESS

1-To RECUPERATE

2-To take it EASY .

 
 
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