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Talking about Healthy Habits

John is talking to his friend, Frank, about healthy habits…

John: Hi Frank, what’s the matter? You look really pale today!

Frank: Hi John. I feel really weak… It’s been a very stressful time for me recently…

John: Why don’t you go for a walk early every morning to clear your head? It’s a good way to get some exercise and a really good way to de-stress too.

Frank: I never do any physical exercise…

John: Well, if you don’t exercise regularly, you can’t keep yourself fit and healthy!

Frank: Do you have any other suggestions?

John: Apart from exercising regularly, you should try to have a balanced diet too.

Frank: What do you mean by a ‘balanced diet’?

John: A balanced diet means eating a variety of foods from different food groups which contain all the necessary ingredients in the right proportions. We need a low-fat diet with lots of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains to stay healthy.

Frank: You’re right, I really need to start exercising and improving my diet…

John: Exactly! And you’ll start feeling a lot better if you do!

Frank: Thanks for your advice, John – I’m going to make a diet and exercise plan today…


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Talking about Healthy Habits


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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