With teacher Georgiana since 2011.

#032 How to say you’re sick in English

Welcome to the Speak English Now Podcast, your resource for practicing your English speaking and listening. You will also learn about lifestyle and culture, language, vocabulary, and how to learn English more effectively.


Hi everyone!

I’m Georgiana; founder of My mission is to help YOU speak English fluently.

In today’s episode:

  • I’ll talk about the most common symptoms that we experience when we’re sick or ill.
  • Later, you’ll practice grammar with a point of view story.

Awesome! Let’s get started!

As you’ve probably noticed, I’ve been sick for the last two weeks. It started with a sore throat, fever, cough, feeling weak … it wasn’t the flu but pharyngitis or bronchitis. I know what you’re thinking: it sounds even worse than it actually feels, right?

When we are ill, we don’t rest well, and we start remembering how well we feel when we’re healthy:)

I’m better now, even though I still have a cough. I wanted to thank you for all the messages of support. I’ve also been recommended to try out some home remedies to help improve my health:)

Apart from the syrup and pills that my doctor has prescribed me, I’ve tried out ginger tea with lemon and honey, cinnamon with honey, and I’ve been eating foods which contained plenty of garlic and onion.

All these days I’ve been eating veggie soup. I just wasn’t in the mood to eat solid meals.

Over the last two weeks, I’ve been focusing on the health topic, and I’ve decided to share with you some basic symptoms.

What do you think? It’s always useful to know some expressions related to this topic.

Like this, if you find yourself in a country where they speak English, and something happens to you, you’ll be able to communicate much better with the doctors there.

In this lesson, I’ll help you to describe some of the most common symptoms that we experience when we’re ill or sick.

When you want to ask someone about their health, it’s very common to use the word “feel.

Get the FULL TEXT in PDF here.


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  1. Yasemin Sipahioglu

    I listen first then I check the transcript which is working for me well. I like the subject that you choose. In winter, after years of studying sometimes, it is really hard to find “the word”. My family asked me such a question at home: Jazz please say what you have said in Turkish, could you translate into English? It is hard, really hard. I wish after a couple of months I could write it was hard. Very first lessons of the podcast I have listened but I believe a day will come that I will speak very fluent.


      Hi dear! I really understand your difficulties. Feel free to learn more about how you can improve your English by watching these 5 lessons.

  2. lena

    i have learnt English more than 25 years but I can’t speak fluently and listen clearly when I talk to foreigners. I just saw your website then I thought I can improve my listen skill by following your lessons. Thank you very much. And I like your smile, it is very nice.


      I’m glad you like my lessons. Enjoy!

  3. Erivaldo moreira

    I love your lessons, thank you


      That’s great Erivaldo!!

  4. Margarita Hernandez

    Thanks for this lessons are so important to my practice and learn this lenguaje!! Nice smile Geoegiana


      Hi, Margarita! Thanks for your kind words!

  5. Nguyễn Thị Cẩm Viên

    Your voice is great and your lesson is very interesting. I can improve my listening skill and I hope that you have many new lesson. Thank you very much! I love you



  6. Sonia

    Thank ver mucho for your help.


      You’re welcome dear Sonia! I wish you a nice week!

  7. christina

    Hi, I started to learn with you. Your postcasts are the best:) Thank you:)


      Thank you! I’m glad to know that you’re happy with my lessons 🙂

  8. Neia

    I love your lessons. These podcasts are perfect.

  9. itrane said

    thank you so much my dear teacher . i really appreciate your help . God bless you.

  10. Vivek Kurhe

    Your podcasts are really helping me with my English. Keep up the good work Georgiana 🙂 I am lucky to have you as my english teacher.

  11. Essy

    Thanks georgiana this episode like the others is great well done your method and material are awesome I’m so grateful


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With Georgiana’s method  I have started speaking English from minute one and this is exactly what I needed. With the traditional method you will practice grammar, grammar and grammar, but with Georgiana’s method you will practice listening and speaking and in my opinion this is the most important thing when you are learning a new language. Ricardo

“Thanks to Georgiana, I have lost my fear of speaking English. I have eliminated my frustration and started to enjoy this language.” Miriam

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