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What are some common reasons why people have to be hospitalized? How long do people need to stay in the hospital for these medical conditions? What things do you look for when choosing a hospital for your care?
“break down” = lose emotional control and often cry
“The family broke down when they heard the tragic news.”
“under the weather” = feeling tired or sick
“Grandma was really under the weather for about a week, but she’s feeling better now.”
A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.
Woman: Well, one of the witnesses said a car hit her broadside when it ran a red light [ A red light? ].
Woman: She has a broken leg, a broken arm, a broken nose, some broken ribs, and third-degree burns to her face and her arms.
Woman: Okay, now look. It looks like the woman that was driving the vehicle got distracted by something, or maybe she fell asleep . . . .
Woman: Not yet. She will recover, but she's going to be in in the hospital for at least a month.
Woman: Yeah. It's his wife that hit your wife, and [ Oh, wow. ] she's in a lot worse shape. She probably isn't going to make it. They don't know if she'll make it through the night.
Describe a time when you or a family member was hospitalized. Answer these questions:
Find a hospital near you and find information about the following: