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FEATURE
Shopping in American
and British English

COLUMNS
Metaphor
What we talk about
when we talk about
illness

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Study:

Introduction
Text types

Reviews and discursive texts
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New word of the month
Words describing
21st-century ailments

Top Tips for the CD-ROMs
Exploring vocabulary relating
to illness and health

onestopenglish.com

Top Tips for the CD-ROMs
Exploring vocabulary relating to illness and health
by Mairi MacDonald

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Activity 2 Verb sort

Answers

Verbs related to becoming and being ill
Verbs related to getting better
catch
contract
come down with
suffer
recover
convalesce
fight off
throw off
Verbs related to the progress of an illness or disease
Verbs related to treatment and disease prevention
flare up
clear up
heal
treat
cure
diagnose
immunize
vaccinate
inoculate

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