Daily English 1241 - Breaking an Arm or a Leg

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Elizabeth:  We need to get you to the hospital right now!

Sidney:  I took a tumble, that’s all.  It’s nothing – just a little pain in my elbow and leg.

Elizabeth:  Your arm is twisted in an odd angle and you’re limping.  You could have broken bones.

Sidney:  In the past, I’ve had a compound fracture in my ankle and a stress fracture in my wrist, and they both hurt a lot more than this.  I’m sure it’s nothing serious.

Elizabeth:  Look how your arm is swelling up.  It almost looks deformed.  And you still can’t put weight on your leg.

Sidney:  The last thing I need right now is to get a splint or a cast.  I have to get to work.

Elizabeth:  You can’t work in the shape you’re in.  Why don’t you let me take you to the emergency room to get treated?

Sidney:  I’ll just take a couple of painkillers and walk it off.

Elizabeth:  You mean limp it off.  Well, in the end, it’s your arm, it’s your leg, and it’s your funeral!


Script by Dr. Lucy Tse

Category: Health + Medicine

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