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Basic English Quiz

“Sick Day”

Pre-Listening Exercise

Sometimes, people are sick and have health problems, and they can’t go to work or school? What health problems do people sometimes have?

Listening Exercise

Listen to the recording and answer the questions. Then, review the script to this listening activity at the bottom of the page.

Post-Listening Exercise

Talk about a time when you were very sick. How did you feel? How long were you sick? Did you go to the doctor? Why or why not?What medicine did you take, if any?

Listening Script

Sarah: Hello. English Language Center.

Jacob: Hello. Sarah? This is Jacob.

Sarah: Jacob? Jacob? Hi. You sound terrible. How are you doing?

Jacob: Oh, I have a bad cold, and I threw up three times this morning.

Sarah: Yuck. That sounds aweful.

Jacob: Oh, yeah. Could I take today off? I think if I rest today, I’ll be ready for tomorrow. Maybe.

Sarah: Sure. We’ll see if we can get another teacher to cover your classes.

Jacob: Oh, that’d be great. Thanks.

Sarah: Alright. Take care. You sound terrible. Hope you’re better by tomorrow.

Jacob: Ah, thanks.

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