Listen to the recording on roadside assistance and read along with the conversation. Review the key vocabulary and the sample sentences.
Operator: Hello. This is the emergency 911 operator.
Taxi Driver: Help. Help. Please help me!
Operator: Yes sir. Please calm down and explain exactly what is happening.
Taxi Driver: Calm down! My car is stalled on the freeway, I have a lady passenger, and she’s going into labor.
Operator: Now relax sir. Explain exactly where you are.
Taxi Driver: I’m . . . I’m in the southbound lane of the Lincoln Expressway, about 15 miles from the Washington Tunnel, and this lady isn’t going to wait.
Operator:Okay. What’s your name sir and your passenger’s?
Taxi Driver: It’s … it’s Bob, and I have no idea about the woman. She’s in no condition to tell me.
Operator: Okay, now what’s the nearest landmark to your location? Pay careful attention.
Taxi Driver: Umm, I see golden arches . . . McDonalds.
Operator: Okay, is there anyone else with you?
Taxi Driver: No, and I’ve tried to get someone else to stop. [The sound of a bottle breaking.]
Operator: Hey, what was that? [Ahhhh!]
Taxi Driver: Ah, someone threw a bottle at me. How soon can someone get here?
Operator: I’ve just dispatched an ambulance to your location. They should be there any second.
Taxi Driver: Hey, is there anything I can do while we wait for the ambulance?
Operator: Yes, uh, keep her calm and warm.
Taxi Driver: Okay. Please hurry. Oh, they’re too late. It’s a boy!