Going to the Dentist
Daniel arrives at the dentist for his appointment with Dr Ford. He speaks to the receptionist…
Daniel: Good morning, I’m Daniel Moore. I have an appointment at 10 o’clock this morning with Dr Ford.
Receptionist: Mr Moore, unfortunately, Dr Ford had a family emergency and he had to leave early this morning.
Daniel: Really? Oh no! I don’t know what I’m going to do… I’ve got a toothache and it’s so painful! I really need help today!
Receptionist: Well, Dr. Ford might be back in this afternoon…or he could see you at 10 tomorrow morning? Can you wait?
Daniel: No, I’m sorry, the pain is unbearable!
Receptionist: Let me see what I can do… Maybe Dr Fletcher could see you… I’ll check now…Yes! He can see you at 10.30 this morning.
Daniel: That’s perfect - I’ll just wait here. Thank you so much for your help!
Receptionist: No problem. Have a seat in the waiting area over there…
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.