TESOL/Talking about how you feel

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I feel awful.

Key sentences

Asking a friend how they feel Sick friend
How do you feel? I feel (adjective).
Asking a friend how they feel Sick friend
What happened? I think I (verb).
Asking a friend how they feel Sick friend
Do you have (a problem) ? Yes, a (degree) one.
No, I don't.
Asking a friend how they feel Sick friend
Is there anything I can do? Sure, could you (verb) please?

Drills

Say these sentences without looking.

I feel (adjective).
adjective sentence
under the weather I feel under the weather.
rather tired I feel rather tired.
a little sick I feel a little sick.
awful I feel awful.
I think I (verb).
verb sentence
caught a cold I think I caught a cold.
ate too fast I think I ate too fast.
ate some bad food I think I ate some bad food.
drank too much I think I drank too much.
Do you have (a problem) ?
a problem sentence
a fever Do you have a fever ?
an upset stomach Do you have an upset stomach ?
sore muscles Do you have sore muscles ?
a headache Do you have a headache ?
Yes, a (degree) one.
degree sentence
bit of Yes, a bit of one.
slight Yes, a slight one.
bad Yes, a bad one.
terrible Yes, a terrible one.
Since (time).
time sentence
last night Since last night.
yesterday Since yesterday.
the day before yesterday Since the day before yesterday.
three days ago Since three days ago.
Sure, could you (verb) please?
verb sentence
get me some water Sure, could you get me some water please?
make me lunch Sure, could you make me lunch please?
give me some medicine Sure, could you give me some medicine please?
close the blinds Sure, could you close the blinds please?

Example

Practice this conversation.

Asking a friend how they feel Sick friend
How do you feel? I feel (under the weather).
Asking a friend how they feel Sick friend
What happened? I think I (caught a cold).
Asking a friend how they feel Sick friend
Do you have (a fever) ? Yes, a (bit of) one.
Asking a friend how they feel Sick friend
Is there anything I can do? Sure, could you (get me some water) please?

Change partners. Use your imagination and change the sentences.

Exercise

Use your imagination. Make your own conversation.

Asking a friend how they feel Sick friend

How do you feel?

I feel ... .

Asking a friend how they feel Sick friend
What happened? I think I ....
Asking a friend how they feel Sick friend
Do you have ... ? Yes, a ... one.
Asking a friend how they feel Sick friend
Is there anything I can do? Sure, could you ... please?

Change partners. Use your imagination and make another conversation.

Practice

Asking a friend how they feel Sick friend
Ask your partner how they feel. You feel sick.

Further study


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