Listen to the recording on physical therapy and read along with the conversation. Review the key vocabulary and the sample sentences.
Woman: Hey, what happened to you?
Man: It’s a long story.
Woman: Okay, I love long stories.
Man: Well, . . . .
Woman: Let me guess. You forgot your wife’s birthday, and she got angry.
Man: No. Actually, I was carrying some boxes down the stairs at home . . .
Woman: She pushed you?
Man: No, no! I was walking down the stairs at home when I tripped over our dog and fell and broke my arm and injured my shoulder.
Woman: Boy, how’s the dog? You look really sore, too.
Man: Well, I am, but I am going to physical therapy three twice a week, and they’re trying to teach me some exercises to increase my strength.
Woman: Good. So, how long are your appointments?
Man: They last about 50 minutes.
Woman: Is this office nearby?
Man: Actually, it is across the street from my office, so it’s really convenient.
Woman: You can’t beat that.
Man: Yeah, and it should help me get back to where I was before the accident, and I really want to play tennis again.
Woman: Well, maybe now, at least I have a chance to beat you.
Man: In your dreams.
– A: I think Maria really likes me.
– B: In your dreams. She’ll never go out with you.