General Listening Quiz

“Physical Therapy”

Level: Topic: Speakers: Length:
easy physical therapy man – woman 01:03

Pre-Listening Exercise

Have you ever been injured in an accident or during physical exercise? What did you do to recover and get better (for example, rest, physical therapy, medication, or a combination of any of these)?

Idioms

get off someone’s back” = stop criticizing someone all of the time
Hey, get off my back. I’ll get a job faster if you stop bothering me.”

get cold feet” = become nervous about something
I think she’s getting cold feet about marrying my brother.”

Listening Exercise

A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.

The man was injured when ____________.

I was walking down the stairs at home when I tripped over our dog and fell and broke my arm and injured my shoulder.

The man is going to physical therapy _____ a week.

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.

The man broke his ______.

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.

His physical therapy appointments last _____ minutes.

Woman: Good. So, how long are your appointments? They last about 50 minutes. Good. So, how long are your appointments?

Man: They last about 50 minutes.

The physical therapy office is located ________ the man's workplace.

Actually, it is across the street from my office, so it’s really convenient.

Post-Listening Exercise

Retell what happened to the man and what he is doing to recover from his injury. 

  1. Where did this accident happen?
  2. How did it happen?
  3. When did it happen?
  4. Who was involved in the accident?
  5. How often is he getting physical therapy?

Online Investigation

Use the Internet find common treatments for these injuries:

  • a sprained ankle
  • lower back pain