HEALTH IDIOMS & VERBS (Matching Exercises) THE CONTENTS OF THIS PAGE

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100% Fitness Ailments Not Feeling 100% Infected with/complain of/undergo To Be Very Ill To Have A Second Chance When Recuperating After An Illness To Be Near Death Dying After Death The Answer Key 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)

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daisy fettle fiddle health pink picture scratch sound

7-To be found without a ........... on him/her (after being missing) 8-To be in the ............................... AILMENTS to have:B-a painful joint in the arm 1-A dicky ticker (slang) C-a swollen joint in the leg 2-A gammy leg (slang)

A-a painful area near a cuticle on your foot

3-Housemaid’s knee (Colloquial) 4-Tennis elbow (Colloquial) 5-A slipped disc (Colloquial) 6-An ingrowing toenail 7-Farmers’ lung (colloquial) 8-Bird fanciers’ disease (colloquial) 9-The trots (slang) 10-The galloping gut rots (slang) 11-The runs (slang) NOT FEELING 100%
(Responses to: How are you?)

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

1-So ... 2-As well as ... 3-Could be ... 4-Not as well ... 5-Can’t ...

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 B ...................................... ...................................... ...................................... ...................................... D

A

C

E

(an ailment) hayfever a virus a cold

surgery an operation radio-therapy chemo-therapy

(a contagious disease) measles diphtheria typhoid a virus

(symptoms) headache stomach ache giddiness vomiting

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 ................................. TO HAVE A SECOND CHANCE 1-To be given a new ..................... of life 2-To be following a new ................................. <>()<> WHEN RECUPERATING AFTER AN ILLNESS
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cancer disease health time way

convalesce easy lease regime

1-To ....................... (=to rest after illness) 2-To take it ................................. TO BE NEAR DEATH 1-To be at death’s ................................. 2-To be near the ................................. 3-To be wasting ................................. 4-To be about to ................................. it (slang) 5-To be about to meet one’s .................................
(idiom)

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away bed croak decrepit door end legs maker

6-To be on one’s last ................................. 7-To be on one’s death ................................. 8-To be old and ................................. DYING 1-To be beyond ................................. 2-To kick the ................................
(slang/disrespectful)

3-To meet one’s ..................................... 4-To pass ................................................. 5-To pass .................................................. 6-To go to that great (bakery) in the ............
(railway station for railworker, bakery for a baker, etc)

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away bucket help maker on sky

AFTER DEATH (Important: Do not use the following when speaking to someone who has been recently bereaved)
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daisies feet pushing

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

six

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

More free exercises by Bibi Baxter THE ANSWER KEY
100% FITNESS 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-To be as fit as a FIDDLE 2-To be bursting with HEALTH

1-E, 2-C, 3-B, 4-A, 5-D 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 INFECTIONS, SYMPTOMS & TREATMENT 1-To be infected with ( typhoid, a virus, an infectious disease, diphtheria, measles, typhoid) 2-To be living on borrowed TIME 2-To complain of a cold, a headache, a stomachache, giddiness, vomiting 3-To be in declining HEALTH 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 5-To be in a bad WAY 4-To undergo an operation 4-To have a degenerative DISEASE TO BE VERY ILL 1-To be riddled with CANCER.

DYING 1-To be beyond HELP 2-To kick the BUCKET (slang/disrespectful) 3-To meet one’s 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 death’s 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 one’s MAKER (idiom)

TO HAVE A SECOND CHANCE 1-To be given a new LEASE of life 2-To be following a new REGIME <>()<> WHEN RECUPERATING AFTER AN ILLNESS 1-To RECUPERATE

6-To be on one’s last LEGS 2-To take it EASY . 7-To be on one’s death BED 8-To be old and DECREPIT

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