How are you feeling today?

Hello! Have you had a good week? This past week I have been under the weather (feeling ill) and so I decided a little vocabulary and language about that could be useful for people.

  1. How to ask people how they are feeling? And answering that question.
  2. 10 minor symptoms.
  3. Giving advice and suggestions to a sick friend.
  4. The key (answers) to last week’s crossword Back to school basics.
  5. Recommended watching and listening.


Asking people how they are.

1 You only ask to be polite, & 2 You do want to know how they are.

  • How are you?
  • How are you feeling today?
  • How do you feel?

3  You can see there is something wrong.

  • Are you alright? / Are you ok?
  • What’s the matter?


Answering the question

How are you?

1    You want to give a standard answer and not tell the person how you really feel.

  •  I’m well. Thankyou.
  •  Fine, Thanks.

2    A positive heathy answer.

  • I’m fine/well.
  • I’m good, thanks.
  • Great!

3   A negative unhealthy answer.

  • Not so good.
  • I’m a bit under the weather (tired and feeling ill).
  • I feel ill.
  • I don’t feel well.


10 Common reasons we don’t feel well.


Click here to watch my YouTube video on 10 symptoms.


Symptoms 10 kimgriffithsenglish



Giving advice and making helpful suggestion

Giving advice and making suggestions, kimgriffithsenglish

What advice would you give to someone with a fever?



The Key to last week’s Back to Class Crossword

Click here to visit last week’s blog and Crossword!

Across 2- headmaster, 7- caretaker, 11- Could you repeat it?, 12- scissors.

Down 1- pencil sharpener, 3- How do you spell it? 4- headmistress, 5-  nursery school, 6- pencil case, 8- rubber, 9- school yard, 10- felt tip pens.




Recommended watching and comprehension practice



This week I recommend watching this. She speaks clearly and there are subtitles available if you need them on YouTube.


Click her to watch Oprah Winfrey’s talk on YouTube.



Thanks for reading! I hope this has been helpful?

See you next Sunday 😃
















About Kim Griffiths

Hello, I'm Kim. I'm a qualified English ESL teacher with a CELTA A qualification and I have over 25 years of experience teaching English to non-native speakers. I love teaching! I also write about English, sing jazz, paint and make things.

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