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General Listening Quiz

“Physical Therapy- Script”

Listening Exercise

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: And 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’m going to physical therapy three times a week, and they’re trying to teach me some exercises to increase my strength.

Woman: Good. So, how long are your appointments?

Man: Well, they last about 50 minutes.

Woman: Is the office nearby?

Man: Actually, it’s 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 wanna [want to] play tennis again.

Woman: Well, maybe now, at least I have a chance to beat you.

Man: In your dreams.

Vocabulary and Sample Sentences

  • trip (over) (verb): hit your foot on something that causes you to fall
    – I tripped over a box in the dark after the lights went out.
  • injure (verb): hurt or damage a person or animal 
    – Steve injured his leg in the football game.
  • can’t beat something (idiom): be better than something else
    – You can’t beat the flavor of this ice cream. It’s the best.
  • in your dreams (idiom): something that is not likely to happen

– A: I think Maria really likes me.
– B: In your dreams. She’ll never go out with you.

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