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English Vocabulary for Illnesses

Learn Illnesses in English

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This is a lesson to help you learn common illness related vocabulary in English. There are eight learning methods for you to work through, including five different games and three different types of flashcard. At the end, there are three example sentences for each word.

Vocabulary Games for

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Table of Contents

  • Match-the-Pairs Game
  • Memory Game
  • Basic Flash Cards
  • Spell-the-Word Game
  • Multi-Choice Test
  • Learn with Hangman!
  • "Sentence" Flash Cards
  • "Missing Word" Flash Cards
  • Example Sentences

Match-the-Pairs Game

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  • Your mission is to match each picture with the correct word in as few a clicks as possible.
  • There are three pictures in each set, and there are sets to complete.
  • Click on your first square to start. Good luck!
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Memory Game

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  • Your mission is to pair pictures with their correct titles in as few a clicks as possible.
  • Click on a card to turn it. Next, try to find its partner by clicking on a second card. (If you fail to find a match with your second click, both cards will turn again.)
  • This is a memory game as well as a vocabulary-learning game.
  • Click on your first card to start. Good luck!
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Basic Flash Cards

Spell-the-Word Game

Spell the word represented by the picture.

Learn with Hangman!

Hangman is a classic word game. In this version, the hidden word is one of the words from the "illness" category. Choose your first letter to start.
  • Guess the hidden word by choosing one letter at a time.
  • If you guess a letter in the hidden word, then all is good.
  • If you guess a letter that is not in the hidden word, then the hangman starts to build the gallows.
  • If the gallows are completed, you lose.
  • Good luck!
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Create Your Own Version of This Game

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"Sentence" Flash Cards

Click on the box to see the word in a sentence.

"Missing Word" Flash Cards

Click on the box to see the missing word in a sentence.

Example Sentences

Here are 3 sentences for each of the following words from the "illness" category:
  • backache, broken arm, broken leg, bruise, cough, cut, earache, fever, flu, headache, measles, runny nose, shivers, sore throat, stomach ache, toothache
backache

backache

  • A backache can happen when your back hurts, and it might make it hard to bend or move.
  • My mom had a backache from lifting heavy boxes, so she rested and used a heating pad.
  • If you have a backache, it's a good idea to avoid heavy lifting and try gentle stretches.
broken arm

broken arm

  • A broken arm means that one of the bones in your arm has a crack or break, and it may need a cast to heal.
  • My friend had a broken arm after falling from a tree, and he got a colorful cast.
  • If you think you have a broken arm, it's important to see a doctor for an X-ray and treatment.
broken leg

broken leg

  • A broken leg happens when one of the bones in your leg is fractured, and you might need a cast or surgery.
  • My cousin had a broken leg from a bicycle accident, and he used crutches to get around.
  • If you have a broken leg, it's crucial to follow the doctor's advice for a full recovery.
bruise

bruise

  • A bruise is a dark mark on your skin that can happen when you bump or hit something.
  • I got a bruise on my knee from playing outside, but it will go away on its own.
  • If you have a bruise, you can apply a cold pack to help reduce swelling and pain.
cough

cough

  • A cough is when you make a loud noise with your throat, often to clear it or because of irritation.
  • I had a cough when I caught a cold, and my mom gave me honey and tea to soothe it.
  • If you have a persistent cough, it's a good idea to see a doctor for advice and treatment.
cut

cut

  • A cut is a wound where the skin is broken, and it can happen from sharp objects or accidents.
  • I got a small cut on my finger while using scissors, so I cleaned it and put a bandage on it.
  • If you have a deep cut, it's important to seek medical help to prevent infection and get stitches if needed.
earache

earache

  • An earache is when your ear hurts, and it can be caused by infections or changes in pressure.
  • I had an earache when I had a cold, and it made it hard to hear properly.
  • If you have a persistent earache, it's a good idea to visit a doctor to find out the cause and get treatment.
fever

fever

  • A fever is when your body temperature is higher than normal, and it can happen when you're sick.
  • I had a fever when I had the flu, so I stayed in bed and drank lots of fluids.
  • If you have a high fever that doesn't go away, it's important to see a doctor for a checkup.
flu

flu

  • The flu is a contagious illness that can cause symptoms like fever, cough, and body aches.
  • I got the flu last winter, and I had to rest at home until I felt better.
  • To prevent the flu, it's a good idea to get a flu shot and practice good hand hygiene.
headache

headache

  • A headache is when your head hurts, and it can be caused by stress, dehydration, or illness.
  • I had a headache after a long day at school, so I took a break and drank water.
  • If you have a severe headache that doesn't go away, it's a good idea to see a doctor for advice.
measles

measles

  • Measles is a contagious viral infection that can cause a rash, fever, and cough.
  • I got the measles when I was little, but I recovered with rest and care from my parents.
  • To prevent measles, it's important to get vaccinated and protect yourself and others.
runny nose

runny nose

  • A runny nose is when your nose produces too much mucus, often due to a cold or allergies.
  • I had a runny nose during allergy season, so I used tissues to keep it clean.
  • If you have a persistent runny nose with other symptoms, it's a good idea to see a doctor for advice.
shivers

shivers

  • Shivers are when you feel very cold and your body shakes or trembles.
  • I had the shivers when I got caught in the rain without a coat.
  • If you experience frequent shivers even when you're dressed warmly, it's important to talk to a healthcare professional.
sore throat

sore throat

  • A sore throat is when your throat feels scratchy or painful, often due to infections or irritation.
  • I had a sore throat when I had a cold, so I drank warm tea with honey to soothe it.
  • If you have a severe sore throat that lasts for more than a few days, it's a good idea to consult a doctor.
stomach ache

stomach ache

  • A stomach ache is when your tummy hurts, and it can happen after eating too much or from illness.
  • I had a stomach ache after eating too many sweets at the party.
  • If you have a persistent stomach ache or other concerning symptoms, it's essential to seek medical advice.
toothache

toothache

  • A toothache is when one of your teeth hurts, and it can be caused by cavities or dental problems.
  • I had a toothache when I bit into something hard, so I visited the dentist for a checkup.
  • If you have a severe toothache, it's important to see a dentist to address the issue and relieve the pain.
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This page was written by Craig Shrives.

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