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1,241 - Breaking an Arm or a Leg

September 9th, 2016

Episode 452 of 489 episodes

If you fall and break your arm or leg, you will want to know how to talk about it in English. Learn how in this episode. Slow dialog: 1:24 Explanations: 3:25 Fast dialog: 17:10 Elizabeth: We need to get you to the hospital right now! Sidney: I took a tumble, that’s all. It’s nothing – just a little pain in my elbow and leg. Elizabeth: Your arm is twisted in an odd angle and you’re limping. You could have broken bones. Sidney: In the past, I’ve had a compound fracture in my ankle and a stress fracture in my wrist, and they both hurt a lot more than this. I’m sure it’s nothing serious. Elizabeth: Look how your arm is swelling up. It almost looks deformed. And you still can’t put weight on your leg. Sidney: The last thing I need right now is to get a splint or a cast. I have to get to work. Elizabeth: You can’t work in the shape you’re in. Why don’t you let me take you to the emergency room to get treated? Sidney: I’ll just take a couple of painkillers and walk it off. Elizabeth: You mean limp it off. Well, in the end, it’s your arm, it’s your leg, and it’s your funeral! Script by Dr. Lucy Tse

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