Elementary - Calling In Sick(0002)

A:  Hello, Daniel speaking, how may I help you?
B:  Hi, Daniel, Julie here.
A:  Hi, Julie, how are you?
B:  Actually, I'm feeling quite ill today.
A:  I'm sorry to hear that. What's wrong?
B:  I think I'm coming down with the flu. I have a headache, a sore throat a runny nose and I'm feeling slightly feverish.
A:  I see... so you're calling in sick?
B:  Yes, I was hoping to take the day off to recover.
A:  OK, then. Try and get some rest.

Key Vocabulary

was hopingphraseto kindly expect
calling in sickphrasereport that you will not go to work because you are sick
coming downphrasegetting, acquiring
quite illphrasevery sick
how may I help you?phrasePolite offer to help

Supplementary Vocabulary

permissioncommon noun, singularallow
symptomcommon noun, singulara sign, indication
sick dayphraseday off because you're sick
make it into workphrasego to work