Today we'll learn how to talk about health problems. To learn new words let's read this funny poem written by Shel Silverstein
So, let's read and learn!
“I cannot go to school today"
Said little Peggy Ann McKay.
"I have the measles and the mumps,
A gash, a rash and purple bumps.
My mouth is wet, my throat is dry.
I'm going blind in my right eye.
My tonsils are as big as rocks,
I've counted sixteen chicken pox.
And there's one more - that's seventeen,
And don't you think my face looks green?
My leg is cut, my eyes are blue,
It might be the instamatic flu.
I cough and sneeze and gasp and choke,
I'm sure that my left leg is broke.
My hip hurts when I move my chin,
My belly button's caving in.
My back is wrenched, my ankle's sprained,
My 'pendix pains each time it rains.
My toes are cold, my toes are numb,
I have a sliver in my thumb.
My neck is stiff, my voice is weak,
I hardly whisper when I speak.
My tongue is filling up my mouth,
I think my hair is falling out.
My elbow's bent, my spine ain't straight,
My temperature is one-o-eight.
My brain is shrunk, I cannot hear,
There's a hole inside my ear.
I have a hangnail, and my heart is ...
What? What's that? What's that you say?
You say today is .............. Saturday?
G'bye, I'm going out to play!”
Measles - an infectious viral disease causing fever and a red rash on the skin, typically occurring in childhood. (корь);
mumps - a disease that mainly affects children in which the neck becomes swollen and painful (свинка);
a gash - a long deep cut in your skin or in the surface of something;
a rash - an area of small red spots on your skin, caused by an illness or an allergic reaction;
bumps - a raised part on your skin where you have been injured;
chickenpox - an infectious disease that most children get once, in which the skin is covered with red spots. Chickenpox is a more serious disease in adults (ветряная оспа);
wrench - to injure a part of your body by twisting it suddenly;
numb - a part of your body that is numb has no feeling (онеметь);
a silver - a small sharp piece of material such as wood or glass;
stiff - if you are stiff, or if a part of your body is stiff, you feel pain in your muscles and cannot move easily;
hangnail - a painful piece of loose skin at the side of a nail (заусеница)