At the Chemist
Jane has a terrible headache. She goes to the chemist and asks the pharmacist what what medication she can take…
Pharmacist: Good morning, can I help you?
Jane: Good morning, I need something for a terrible headache. It started when I woke up this morning and it’s getting worse!
Pharmacist: It sounds like a migraine… We have these painkillers which are for migraines and they work very quickly.
Jane: OK, I’ll take them.
Pharmacist: Here you go. You’ll need to see a doctor if your headache doesn’t go away.
Jane: No problem. How many do I take?
Pharmacist: Take two tablets now and another two after 4 hours if the pain is still there. Try and eat something before taking the tablets too.
Jane: OK, thanks. How much are they?
Pharmacist: £10.50 please. Would you like to pay in cash or by card?
Jane: By card please. Thank you very much for your help - I really hope they work!
To come around
To become conscious again after an illness or an operation
One hour after the operation, she started to come around.
To shake something off
To get rid of an illness
I really hope I can shake this cold off before the weekend.
To pass out
To become unconscious for a short period of time.
When the ball hit her on the head, she passed out.
To pick something up
To start to suffer from something
She picked up the cold when she was- on holiday.
To come down with something
To start to suffer symptoms of an illness.
I think I’m starting to come down with the flu.