This illnesses vocabulary list includes common aches and pains we feel in our bodies. Another word for illness is sickness.
Listen to the video to hear the correct pronunciation—in American English—and practice saying the words out loud during the pauses after each word.
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toothache: a pain in the tooth.
backache: pain in the back.
headache: pain in the head.
sore shoulder: pain in the shoulder muscle.
sinus pressure: when the sinuses are swollen. It is common to have a headache with the sinuses are swollen.
We often saw we have a "stuffed up nose" or a "stuffy nose" to describe how difficult it is to breathe when our sinuses are swollen
have a fever / have a temperature: to have a higher than normal body temperature.
seasonal allergies: an allergic reaction to pollen in the air. Symptoms include watery or itchy eyes and nose, coughing, sneezing.
dizziness / feeling dizzy: a feeling that everything is turning around and that you might fall down or feel nauseous.
heartburn: a painful feeling in the chest when the body is having difficulty digesting food.
stomachache / upset stomach (nauseous): pain in the stomach / feeling like you might vomit (throw up).
diarrhea: an illness where your body very frequently passes waste in more of a liquid than solid form.
broken bones: bones that have been fractured or broken and are usually set in a cast to keep the bone in place while it heals.
bruise: a dark area and painful area on the skin where the body has been hurt.
This is not a complete list of illnesses vocabulary but perhaps you have experienced some of these common aches and pains.
Which has been your most recent illness? What were the symptoms? Are you generally in good health? Have you ever had a serious illness?
A great way to practice is to write down answers to these questions on paper or to simply answer them out loud (speaking to yourself or to a practice partner).
Another great way to practice is to do puzzles. And, as noted above, you can practice by doing fun vocabulary puzzles by downloading the free puzzles ebook.