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Testing Positive for Covid-19

Sarah and Olivia are close friends. Sarah hears that Olivia has coronavirus and she calls her to see how she is feeling...

Sarah: Hi Olivia! I’m sorry to hear that you have coronavirus. How are you feeling?

Olivia: Thank you for calling Olivia…Yes, unfortunately I tested positive on Monday. I’m feeling really tired today…

Sarah: How did you know that you had coronavirus? What other symptoms do you have?

Olivia: Actually, I didn’t realise that I had it. I was sneezing and I thought I had a cold, so I went to the doctor. He told me to go for a coronavirus test and it was positive.

Sarah: Did you have a fever?

Olivia: No, I didn’t. I’m very lucky because I only have mild symptoms. The worst thing is that I can’t go out anywhere. I’m in quarantine for 2 weeks!

Sarah: Oh, that’ll be really boring for you in the house alone… You can call me anytime you know. I can bring you some groceries too.

Olivia: Thank you so much, Sarah - that’s what friends are for!

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Testing Positive for Covid-19


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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