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Lisa and Andrew are on their honeymoon in Spain. They were sunbathing on the beach during the day. Now, Lisa is talking to Andrew about his sunburn...

Andrew:  My shoulders really hurt... Can you have a look?

Lisa: They’re lobster red! I warned you at the beach Andrew... You stayed out too long in the sun without sun-cream.

Andrew: I really wish I had listened to you…What can I do now?

Lisa: Well, I have moisturising lotion in my suitcase… Take a shower, then I’ll put it on your shoulders. It’ll help your skin to recover quickly.

Andrew: OK, dear…You always know what to do. I’m so lucky to have you!

Lisa: Just make sure that you keep your t-shirt on at the beach tomorrow!

Andrew: Yes, I will. That’s a good idea. We only have four days left and I really don’t want to spoil our honeymoon!

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Phrasal verb
Example sentence
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.

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