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Injuries and First Aid – Listening Lesson

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by Oli Redman on October 22, 2014 , No comments

Do you know what to do if someone gets a bad cut? Have you ever given first aid to someone else? In this free English listening lesson from Oxford Online English, you can hear a conversation about injuries and first aid. You can learn and practise new words and phrases to talk about injuries and first aid in English.

Woman: You’re bleeding! What did you do to yourself?

Man: I just slipped and fell against the door. I think the door handle must have cut me.

Woman: It looks pretty nasty. Do you think you should go to A&E (accident and emergency)?

Man: No, I don’t think so. I’ll just clean it up, put a dressing on it, and it’ll be fine.

Woman: Alright, let’s see… Take this towel, make sure you keep pressure on it.

Man: OK. Do you have any disinfectant?

Woman: Yeah, somewhere. I’ll look for it in a minute. Are you sure you don’t want to go to hospital? It’s quite a big cut. I think it might need stitches.

Man: Well, let’s stop the bleeding and get it clean, and then we can have a proper look.

Woman: Something like that won’t heal well if you don’t get stitches. You’ll have a bad scar.

Man: Yeah, but you know what it’s like in A&E. We’ll have to wait for hours.

Woman: At least we need to check that it’s clean and there’s no dirt or anything inside it. If it gets infected, you’ll have a serious problem.

Man: Hmm, I suppose you’re right. OK, let’s put a dressing on it, then we can go.

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