An English Lesson: What to do and say when you are sick.

An English Lesson: What to do and say when you are sick.


Hi, Bob the Canadian here. I’m in town today because
I thought I would show you four different places that you can go if you’re feeling sick. As you know, last week,
I wasn’t feeling well. Last week I was sick. And I thought that during
my time while I was sick, I should make a little
English lesson for you about being sick and the
things that you can say when you’re sick, the
things that you can do when you’re sick. And of course, the four
places that you can go when you’re just not feeling well. (cheerful folk music) Well, hey, welcome to this video where I’m going to help you
learn to talk about being sick and I’m gonna show you a few places you can go when you’re not feeling well. But before we get started,
don’t forget to click that red Subscribe button over there and give me a thumbs up if this video is helping you learn just a little bit more English. So in English, there’s
a lot of different ways to say that you are sick. The simplest thing to say is
“I am sick,” or “I’m sick.” You could also say, “I feel sick.” You could say, “I don’t feel very good,” or “I don’t feel well.” You could also say, “I’m
not feeling very well.” So as you can see, there
are many ways in English to say that you are sick. So we just looked at a few ways that you can describe being sick. Now, let’s talk about what
you should do if you are sick. If you are someone who has a job, maybe if you worked at
one of these businesses, you would need to call in sick. In English, when you take a sick day, you need to call in sick to ask your boss if you can take a sick day. Notice I used two
phrases there in English. You need to call in sick. So you need to get out your phone, let me get my phone out here, and you need to call in sick. You need to call your
boss and let them know that you need to take a sick day. If you are a student, you
wouldn’t normally call in sick. You would simply let the school know that you aren’t coming in that day. Or if you are a kid, your parents
would let the school know. When our kids are sick, usually
Jenn or I email the school or call the school to let them know that one of our kids is sick. So we reviewed how to describe being sick and we talked about how to call in sick. Now, let’s talk about four
places that you can go when you are sick, especially if you aren’t feeling very well and need some medicine. Behind me you will see the first place you could go if you were sick. Behind me is a drugstore or pharmacy. We call this a drugstore
or pharmacy in Canada. I know that in other parts of the world it might be called a chemist. But in Canada, we would call
this a drugstore or a pharmacy. I know it says Drug Mart on it, I guess that’s another name for it. You would go to a pharmacy
to buy painkillers or cold medicine or throat lozenges. So painkillers are things like Advil which has ibuprofen in it, aspirin, or Tylenol which has acetaminophen in it. So the first place you might
go if you’re feeling sick, you might go to a pharmacy
or to a drugstore. So the second place that you would go if you are feeling sick
is to a medical center to see a doctor. Maybe you have a cold or
flu that just won’t go away. It’s been a few days and
you aren’t feeling better. Or maybe you have weird
aches and pains in your body that don’t go away, even
when you take painkillers. Well, you would phone the medical center. You would call the medical
center on your phone, do you like my phone? And you would book an
appointment with a doctor. And then at a certain time they would say, “Your appointment is
tomorrow at 8:00 a.m.” At that time you would
go to the medical center for your appointment with the doctor and hopefully, he can figure
out what is wrong with you. If he can figure out
what’s wrong with you, he might write you a prescription that you can then take
back to the drugstore and they will give you the medicine that the doctor has prescribed. So a prescription is when
the doctor writes down what medicine you need. And then you go to a drugstore or pharmacy to get that medicine. So the third place that you
can go if you are feeling sick is to a walk-in clinic. A walk-in clinic is a little different than a medical center. A medical center usually has regular hours and is closed on the weekends. But a walk-in clinic is
usually open at night and is also open on Saturdays and Sundays. So if you are feeling sick and you feel like you need to see a doctor but you can’t get an appointment
at the medical center, you can always go to a walk-in clinic. Now, you might have to wait a
little longer to see a doctor, but it is very convenient to
be able to go and see a doctor at night or on the weekend. So the fourth place that you would go if you were feeling sick, actually, only if you’re feeling extremely sick, would be the emergency room or the ER at your local hospital. You would come to the emergency room if you had a dangerously high fever or if you had severe pain
or you had injured yourself. So the fourth place that you would go if you were feeling sick
would be the emergency room, but only in situations where
it is actually an emergency. When your fever’s super-high or when you’ve injured yourself or you have just this
really debilitating pain that won’t go away. I had kidney stones once and
I came to the emergency room because the pain was just incredibly bad. If you are ever in a town or a city and need to find a hospital, just follow the blue signs
with the white H on it and use the arrows to figure out how to get to the nearest hospital. So there is actually a fifth thing that you can do if you are sick. If you are really sick, if you are at home and you don’t think you
can get to a hospital and you are so sick that you are in pain and you can’t drive, you
could call an ambulance. In Canada, when you call
an ambulance you dial 911. I know the number is
different in other countries but I guess that is a fifth
way that you could get help. If you are sick you
could call an ambulance. Well, hey, thanks so much for
watching this English lesson about the things that you can say, the things that you can do,
and the places that you can go when you are feeling sick. I’m Bob the Canadian and
you are learning English with me here on YouTube. Please hit that red Subscribe
button if you are new here and give me a thumbs up if
this video helped you learn just a little bit more English. And while you’re here,
why don’t you stick around and watch another video. (cheerful folk music)

100 thoughts on “An English Lesson: What to do and say when you are sick.”

  1. hi bob! how's your day? hopefully u always happy and healthy! have a lovely day❤️
    i'm in last year of senior highschool hehe, thanks for teach me to learn english. i'm in luv w english also i wanna be a language translator in the future✊🏼

  2. I sent subtitles for this video, please check and confirm if you have time. 😄
    This is the first time I know that you have had kidney stones 😲
    Anyway, good morning 🍻

  3. It's the special period for human and anyone may get sick if they were accidentally. Anyway Be careful and care about yourself until the terrible plague to be ended. Good luck to everyone🙏

  4. I used to live in Vancouver 20 years ago and was familiar with the Canadian city. I find your teaching English in a easy going method. I have already subscribed your channel .Support and well done.

  5. The fact that you can Immediately go to the Walk-in Clinic even on the weekend when you are sick is very impressive. There is not the place like that in Korea. Thank you a lot for teaching me.

  6. Deekshansh Pathak

    You look so happy in the video! That makes me happy too. There's a festival in India today called Holi. It's the festival of colours. Happy Holi Bob!

    In Indian English, "drugstore" is "medical store".

  7. So fantastic, thanks for your wonderful teaching. I was interested cause your teaching was interesting.. Many thanks, dear teacher 👍🌸🙏

  8. Hi Bob! usually by this time in Canada, the snow is everywhere, but this year it's 15° outside it seems strange to me. isn't it?

  9. ΑΘΑΝΑΣΙΟΣ ΣΟΥΛΙΩΤΗΣ

    First of all…..Nice Trucks back there Teacher Bob!!!I've seen Ford series and Dodge Ram , but i should watch the video again to see if there's Silverado and GMC…..Anyway thanks for the lesson Teacher!!

  10. hello mr Bob, the best teacher in the world i m so happy that you in good health after you were sick and i suggest why dont you make a video and talk about the most common ilnesses like the flu , the fever etc and the injuries like broken leg , scratches and the deference between an ileness and a disease

  11. ضايع في الشوارع

    Corona virus is big in size where cell diameter is 400-500 micro, so that any a mask bans enters ,there is no need of exploiting dealment pharmacy with masks.
    Virus doesn't stabilize in air but only on ground,so doesn't transfer by air
    When virus corona falls on material's surface that it lives 12 hours ,so washing both hands with a soap and water well it is enough

    When virus falls on towels Staying 9 hours,so washing clothes or showing it to sun for 10 minutes it is enough for murdering it
    virus lives on both hands for 10 minutes,so put alcoholic sterily in pocket it is enough for prevention
    In the event of exposure to degree 26-27 percentage will be killed which it doesn't live in heat areas, also drinking hot water and exposuring to the sun it is enough and far away about icese and cold foods important
    Gragling with warm water and sald kill both tonsils 'germs and ban it of leaking to both tonsils
    Commitment with this instruction it is enough for prevention of virus

  12. hello Bob! In Ukraine when you are sick or have pain you can do everything that you want – buy medicine without a prescription, pay 4-5 dollars and get done an x-ray and so on. Anyway there are so many false drugs in the drugstores that you get sick even more than before))

  13. Hi bob ,in English speaker but not fluent,I speak English but not automatically and I must to think for to speak and how to be fluent can u tell me,I have very knowledge but not speak well

  14. Your videos are so useful for me and others who are learning English Thank you for making good videos and please keep helping me learn English Thank you Bob!!

  15. Claudia L. Mayorga

    How to say the symptoms of a flu or cold, like when you're getting liquid from nose, or alergic and you are coughing a lot, it's that the way to say it

  16. Hi Bob, nice to hear you you are recovery to be normal already. In my country we have three way when we are sick, at the first go to drug store or pharmacy; the second we go to hospital or clinic and we don’t need to book appointment and the last one we go to emergency room at hospital by ourselves ( our family send us to there or our family call ambulance ). Anyway in my country don’t have only one number call to emergency like your country, we have to contact hospital by ourselves. Incase accidents we can call 191 ( one number, or volunteer organization whom help to take care and send us to hospital ). I am very happy to watch your video and learn English with your channel. God bless you and your family.

  17. I'm so glad that you feeling very well.
    And also just wanna thank you for your
    discipline and great attitude.
    Your children and students are just blest.

    (Mary the iranian✍🏻💌)

  18. Does "to go to a hospital" sound more serious than "to see a doctor"? When I got a cold and light fever, I said "I went to a hospital yesterday" to my Engish teacher and made them surprised.

  19. I love so much this "And while you're here, why don't you stick around and watch another video"! Thanks a lot! You're the best Canadian teacher, here, on YouTube!

  20. Thanks for your very informative lesson! I'm new here on your channel but your lessons are so awesome and helpful so 😊 I desided to stay here and learn from you a lot of good stuff. Thanks

  21. Being sick is the bad thing on all my life.any way i want to be always in good health .i apreciate you a lot for this lesson .as always you are great and special.

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    I am learning English but I need to practice speaking English with anyone. This is my Instagram account. Uday_911

  23. Hi Bob. By watching this videos I came across a doubt. What's the difference between "aches" and "pains"? I always thought they are the some meaning. Thank you.

  24. Sir ,
    I have a doubt
    1)(Just because you haven't got it all figured out.)
    I saw this sentence someone who posted on Twitter .I normally I studied present perfect tense example:
    1)I have done my work
    2)he has broken the window
    3)they have forgotten
    4)we have taken this room.
    Is this sentence is correct and can we use like these? Could please tell me how to use?how it's coming?

  25. I think I should learn these words in this video: pharmacy, appointment, prescription, clinic, debilitate, kidney, ambulance, severe, injure.

  26. Hi Bob! I'm really happy you're healthy. Want to ask, how could I say to someone if I took a couple of sick days? Does it has a definition that I call by one word?

  27. great video and great lesson . i always study english here. was so amazing and easy to understand
    you are so wonderful teacher Bob

  28. In Russia, we can call an ambulance at any time, if you feel worst. And it is for free! Everyone still has free insurance, since USSR times.

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