Listen to the recording on online medical information and read along with the conversation. Review the key vocabulary and the sample sentences.
Woman: Hey, James. James? What’s wrong? You don’t look well at all. What’s going on? What’s up?
Man: Oh, I think I just have a bad cold.
Woman: Oh, you don’t look like you have a bad cold. You look terrible. [ What? ] Your skin . . . oh my gosh. Look. It looks a little purple.
Man: What? What are you talking about?
Woman: Oh, no, James! Oh, no. Let me look. Oh, look right here, right here. Here it is. It talks about it . . . I saw this on the Internet. It says right here what you’ve got. [ What? ] Yeah. It says if you have purple skin [ Purple? It . . . You’ve got purple skin. Look in the mirror. It says it is a sign of a rare disease called the Burafa virus.
Man: Bura . . . Burafa virus? I’ve never heard of that? Come on. Woman: Well, you’re just . . . you’re just not well-read like I am. Look. Just have a look.
Man: What? Oh. What is this Web site?
Woman: Come on. Look. The owner is a well-known psychic named Dr. Simon.
Man: A . . . a psychic? What in the world makes this psychic a medical expert anyway?
Woman: Well, um . . . I don’t know, but he says on his blog that he loves working with animals.
Man: Animals? What about humans? Forget it. I mean . . . [ Cough, cough. ]
Woman: Oh no! [ What? ] Wait, wait, wait. Let me look. Let me look. Oh, no. [ What? ] He said something about that cough.
Man: Ah. It’s just a simple cough!
Woman: No, it’s not. It’s another symptom for the Burafa virus. You cough twice, not once or three times. You coughed twice, and that’s a clear sign of the disease.
Man: That’s nonsense.
Woman: You . . . you have the Burafa virus. It says so right here.
Man: So, what else does the Web site say?
Woman: Oh, no. [ What? ] Oh, no. Oh, James. [ What? ] It says that once the cough sets in, the person only has . . . . only . . . only, only a week to live.
Man: I’ve had enough. You’re spending too much time online.