Daily Life - Chicken Pox(0145)

A:  What's wrong with you? Why are you scratching so much?
B:  I feel itchy! I can't stand it anymore! I think I may be coming down with something. I feel lightheaded and weak.
A:  Let me have a look. Whoa! Get away from me!
B:  What's wrong?
A:  I think you have chicken pox! You are contagious! Get away! Don't breathe on me!
B:  Maybe it's just a rash or an allergy! We can't be sure until I see a doctor.
A:  Well in the meantime you are a biohazard! I didn't get it when I was a kid and I've heard that you can even die if you get it as an adult!
B:  Are you serious? You always blow things out of proportion. In any case, I think I'll go take an oatmeal bath.
A:  Ewww!

Key Vocabulary

scratchprinciple verb, present progressiveto rub your skin to stop an itch
itchyAdjectivean unpleasant feeling on your skin, makes you want to scratch
come down with (something)phraseto become ill
lightheadedAdjectiveto feel dizzy
chicken poxphrasea childhood disease that leaves red spots on the skin
contagiousAdjectivehaving a sickness that can be passed to someone else
rashcommon noun, singulara skin irritation
allergycommon noun, singularmedical condition that causes someone to become sick after eating, touching, or breathing something
in the meantimephrasefor the present time
biohazardcommon noun, singulara harmful substance
blow (something) out of proportionphraseto make something seem more serious
in the meantimephrasefor the present time

Supplementary Vocabulary

flucommon noun, non-variableinfluenza, a contagious virus
coldcommon noun, singulara contagious common sickness
fevercommon noun, singulara high body temperature caused by illness
nauChicken PoxusAdjectivefeelings of upset stomach and dizziness caused by illness
allergicAdjectivehaving allergies to something