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Injuries and Accidents | Pre-intermediate Vocabulary

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Talking about injuries and accidents in English

It’s a sad fact of life that sometimes people have injuries or accidents. This topic has specific and commonly-used vocabulary that can help you describe what happened.

Learn 15 words to describe injuries and accidents

Use these flashcards to learn the meaning of the terms for this unit. You can also practice the pronunciation by listening to the audio on each card.

Practice Exercises for Vocabulary about Injuries and Accidents

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Vocabulary Quiz

Let us review 15 vocabulary terms to describe injuries and accidents

alrightgood enough, although not very good:
apply (something)to spread a substance on a surface
armthe long part at each side of the human body, ending in a hand
bandagea long piece of soft cloth that you tie around an injured part of the body
be bornWhen a person or animal is born, they come out of their mother’s body and start to exist
brokendamaged and separated into pieces:
coverto put something over something else, in order to protect or hide it
cutan injury made when the skin is cut with something sharp
have a temperatureto be hotter than usual because you are sick
healthyphysically strong and well
minornot important or serious
slipto slide by accident and fall or almost fall
symptoma physical feeling or problem that shows that you have a particular illness
swellto increase in size:
infectiona disease in a part of your body that is caused by bacteria or a virus: