Words Operation Surgery surgeon anaesthetic ward nurse symptoms injection disease infection Virus injury wound heart rate breathing apparatus heart monitor
Phrases Undergo surgery Relieve symptoms Give an injection Suffer an injury Breakbone Monitor heart rate Catch an infection Give an anaesthetic Liea ward Have an operation
Beginner A; did you hear about car accidentSpring Road yesterday? B: yes,did.heard that they took both drivershospital. One needed surgery. A; yes.heard he hadfew broken bones too, but thatdoctors have setfractures without any problems. B:second driver was luckier. He hadconcussionneed ed some stitcheshis head wound. A: yes. He was released from hospital yesterday evening. The other man could be thereweeks. B:understand that he’s connecteda heart monitorbreathing apparatus. His condition can’t be very good. A;hospital announced this morning thatconditionpoor but stable. What does that mean? B:means he’s really badly injured, but he will almost certainly survive. A;family will be pleasedhear that. They must have been so worried.
Intermediate A; hello. Nicesee you again.heard you went into hospital forfew daysundergo surgery.hope everything’s OK. B: yes, fine.had something wrong with my stomach.won’t go into detail, butwasn’t serious. A:really dislike goinga doctor ora hospital. B:think most people arelittle nervous about it.was really very, very nervous just beforehadoperation, butanaesthetist gave me an anaestheticthe next thingremember was waking up afteroperation. A; It must have really hurt afterwards. B: well,nurse game me plentypainkillers, butdid feel uncomfortable.wasn’t permittedeat anything48 hours. That wasworse thing. A:bet you were ready forthick juicy steak when you got outhospital. B;certainly was! However,doctor gave malistfoodcouldn’t eatanother 72 hours,steak wasthe list! A;there any pain now? B; no, not at all.stopped taking painkillers aftercoupledays. A; did they take good careyouthe hospital? B; oh, yes. The nurse were very kind, though they were strict about whatcould drink. Inend,just drank waternothing else. Everyone was very professional andactually enjoyed some aspectsmy stay.