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Intermediate: B1


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

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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.

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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.

I don't get a cough very often. Once a year in winter I might catch a cold from children I teach or my own kids. I would get a chesty or dry cough for about a week and treat it with a cough mixture and lot of rest. And try to keep as warm as possible.

I must say that as we all know prevention is better than cure so we should take immediate action after learning signs for sore throat. We must know that there is nothing good in prolonging delay in taking any immediate remedy. The best and quick remedy which I suggest in this condition is a teaspoon of salt in fairly warm water and following the process of taking it iniside the throat and throwing outside the mouth and repeating this often 3 times a day and afterwards taking a tea and medicine if required

in my opinion,when people get caught,the first action is to stay at home and rest &drink a lot of vitamin C and orange juice.if the sore throat continues,he/she should see a doctor to take a proper prescription.