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Lesson 7: Getting Sick
Have you taken your temperature?

I can ask what a sick person has done to feel better.

INTRODUCE

When we find out that someone is sick, we usually ask what they have done to feel better.

PRESENT

STEP A VOCABULARY

I. Listen and repeat.

take your temperature

gargle

take vitamin C

take medicine

get the flu shot

go to the doctor

II. Which of the things above do you do?

III. Practice reading the words.

/fl/

/fr/

flu

fruit

float

froze

flesh

fresh

STEP B GRAMMAR TIP

Use the present perfect have + (past participle) to talk about actions that happened at an indefinite time.

You can change most verbs into their past participle form by adding -ed or -d. Remember to change y to i when writing.

REGULAR VERB

PAST PARTICIPLE

accept

accepted

gargle

gargled

try

tried

Some verbs have irregular past participle forms.

IRREGULAR VERB

PAST PARTICIPLE

get

gotten

take

taken

keep

kept

go

gone

  • Joanne has gotten the flu shot.
  • I haven’t taken medicine yet.
  • Has Ivan gone to the doctor?
  • Have you taken your temperature?

UNDERSTAND

SPEAKING

Sho is sick but decided to still come to work because of a big project deadline.

Ai:

Hey, Sho! You’re wearing a mask. Are you sick?

Sho:

Yeah, I’ve caught a bad cold.

Ai:

Oh, no! Have you taken your temperature?

Sho:

Not yet. I took some cold medicine this morning, but I actually feel worse now.

Ai:

That’s not good! Maybe you should go to the doctor. I’m worried that it’s not a cold. You might have the flu. Have you gotten the flu shot?

Sho:

No. But I’ll go to the doctor after work.

Ai:

After work? Sho, you shouldn’t be at work when you’re sick. Go to the doctor now.

Sho:

Oh, okay… Sorry.

Ai:

I hope you get better soon. Remember, the annual checkup is next week.

Sho:

Thanks, Ai!

TRIVIA

Before 2020, the Japanese custom of wearing a face mask in public was very surprising to many foreigners. Masks were not that common overseas. In many countries, only doctors, dentists, and nurses wore a mask while at work.

PRACTICE

STEP A EXERCISE

Change the verbs in parentheses into present perfect forms.

  1. Patrick (get) _____ the flu shot.
  2. (take) _____ you _____ medicine for your headache?
  3. I (gargle) _____ with warm water twice already.
  4. (go) _____ Betty _____ to the doctor?

STEP B EXERCISE

Are the underlined parts grammatically correct? If not, correct them.

  1. I haven’t eaten many fruits and vegetables lately.
  2. Have you taked vitamin C?
  3. My husband has catched a bad cold.
  4. Have Jenny gone to the doctor?

CHALLENGE

Challenge 1

You are talking to your friend on the phone. Your friend doesn’t feel well.


Ask what he/she has done to feel better. Then, give him/her some advice.

Today's grammar tip

  • have + (past participle)

Challenge 2

Discuss your ideas.

If Time
Allows
1

WHEN SOMEONE IS SICK

2

TAKING MEDICINE

3

FACE MASKS

1

WHEN SOMEONE IS SICK

  1. When was the last time someone in your family got sick?
  2. What kind of sickness did he/she have?
  3. Have you ever taken care of someone who was sick?
  4. When you’re sick, do you want someone to take care of you, or do you prefer to be alone?

2TAKING MEDICINE

  1. If you have a headache, do you always take medicine?
  2. Do you think Chinese herbs are better than medicine?
  3. Is medicine in Japan cheap or expensive?
  4. Should a sick person take medicine without a doctor’s advice?

3FACE MASKS

  1. What do you think about face masks with designs?
  2. Have you ever made your own face mask?
  3. Do you think that very young children (ex. 3 years old) should wear face masks?
  4. Other than for health, what are some other common reasons that people wear face masks?

FEEDBACK

I can ask what a sick person has done to feel better.

LESSON GOAL ACHIEVEMENT

  • 4
    Very Good

    Could complete the task with ease

  • 3
    Good

    Could complete the task with some clarifications

  • 2
    Fair

    Could complete the task with additional instructions

  • 1
    Poor

    Could somehow complete the task with difficulty

PERSONALIZED FEEDBACK

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