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come down with something

come down with something English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: Dec 04 2020

Themes: Health, Time


1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

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“As you can tell from my voice, it seems like I came down with something.”

—Ebaby!’s Kat, speaking about feeling sick

2. Video - Watch the video before learning the definition.


1. Definition - Study the definition.

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begin to feel sick; become ill

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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Oh, no! Kat is beginning to feel sick. She thinks she might have come down with something overnight. Her throat hurts, and she is feeling extra tired.

When you come down with something, you begin to feel ill. You probably have a flu virus or a small cold. You might cough and get a low fever. When was the last time you came down with something? What do you do when you begin to feel sick?

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1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

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“After staying up all night, she started coming down with something.”

“Megan felt herself coming down with something, so she went to bed.”

“I drink elderberry syrup when I come down with something.”


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