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Nivel de idioma

Intermediate: B1


I usually get a cold once in a month due to the fact that I'm living with seven people, which makes slightly harder trying to manage dealing with the chance of getting a disease or virus spread, not to mention that having pets makes it even harder, specially if it is a cat because cat hair is everywhere, therefore makes you prone to get respiratory problems more often. Following that panning, something you may do is strenghten your defenses by doing exercise, or forcing yourself to deal with the cold weather so that you might be able to accustom your respiratory system to low temperatures, even, (if you can afford) avoiding to take syrup or lazenges to streghten your body naturally.

i have got cold 3 or 4 times in a year for recent years,although for years before that i can say that was one time per year.i try stay home , get warm and use plenty of honey and lemons in warm water solution to handle it . ofcourse i may use antibiotics if it gets worse.actually i rarely see a doctor for a cold.

I often get a cold once a year.I do not consume any medicine. I treat myself by herbal hot drinks.
It takes approximately long time, but in my opinion, it is better than consuming
chemical medicines.

I get a cough like three times a year and I just drink hot drinks for treatment.

How often do you get a cough or a cold? What do you recommend?

I got a cough or a cold once in three months or six months time. If it is minor then I would recommend to take a cough syrup either with prescription one or non-prescription. I normally take Day Time and Night Time Cold and Flu Medicine (Made in USA) and that one is really good but if it is more severe then I would take stronger medicines and antibiotics, afterward I see a doctor.

I get a cough one or two time in a year. Usally, I take some tablets and sometimes a syrup. The most important think to do when we have a bad cough is stay at home in a warm place

One time per year

The first task at some of the course like this cours is incomplete. Please fix it

Hello naser.z

Do you mean the preparation task? To do this kind of task, you must always use the little white hands to move words into boxes. For example, if you put 'lozenges' in the second box, you must press on the small hand in the 'lozenges' box and then press in the second box. Then, if you want to move 'tablets' under 'lozenges', you must press on the small hand in the 'tablets' box and then press on top of the small hand in the 'lozenges' box. Then both words should stay there. Repeat this process with the other words.

Please let us know if that doesn't work for you.

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The LearnEnglish Team

Unfortunately, I have a cold once or twice a year. But recently I’ve been taken a pills as fast as I can when I start to feel a cold. That helps me prevent a cold on the first steps of an illness.