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6 Letting people know

Listen to the text and practice reading it yourself.

 

TEXT

Although Cindy has a terrible headache now, she has to call her boss to let him know about her sick leave. Her boss is not there so Cindy has to leave a voice mail message. Cindy also sends a short text message to Carl, who is at work.

Next, Cindy must drive to the pharmacy to get her prescriptions filled. On the way, she thinks about Jennie’s neighbour, Mrs. Duncan. She doesn’t know if they had gone to the Health Center in an ambulance or not. Last year Jennie and Jim had called 112, which is the emergency number, for Mr. Duncan because he had had a heart attack. He had made a speedy recovery and looked much healthier and slimmer these days. Jennie and Jim had known what to do in an emergency. Cindy is not sure that Carl and she would be able to perform CPR correctly. She decides that they need to sign up for a First Aid course immediately. They had attended one, but that was many years ago.  

VOCABULARY

headache – päänsärky  
sick leave – sairausloma
voice mail – vastaaja
message – viesti
pharmacy – apteekki
fill a prescription – toimittaa / saada lääkkeet
emergency number – hätänumero
heart attack – sydänkohtaus
speedy – nopea, vauhdikas
recovery – toipuminen, paraneminen
slim – hoikka, laiha
CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) – PPE, painelu-puhalluselvytys
perform – suorittaa,
correctly – oikein
attend – osallistua

 

Next, some exercises:

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Exercise 6.1

Voice Mail Message Practice

You are sick and can't go to work. Your boss is not available, so you need to leave a voice mail message. Record it and save it in the box below. (Olet sairaana, etkä voi mennä töihin. Et saa pomoasi kiinni, joten sinun täytyy jättää viesti vastaajaan. Nauhoita viesti äänitiedostoksi omalle koneellesi. Tallenna tiedosto sen jälkeen Muikkuun.)
Tehtävä arvioidaan arvosanalla 4-10.

 

 

Exercise 6.2

Sending a Text Message

Now you need to send a text message telling someone you are sick. Say in your message what you are going to do next. Write it below. (Nyt sinun täytyy lähettää tekstiviesti kertoaksesi jollekin henkilölle sairastuneesi. Kerro viestissäsi, mitä aiot tehdä seuraavaksi. Kirjoita viestisi palautuslaatikkoon.)
Tehtävä arvioidaan arvosanalla 4-10.

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Exercise 6.3

Listening Comprehension

 Watch First Aid video clips on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/ - use first aid or CPR as your search words.  The total time of video material that you need to watch should be about 10 minutes. Then list the sources for the video clips, the topics, some main points, and your thoughts on the material in English.
 
(Katsele ensiapuvideopätkiä YouTubesta - käytä first aid tai CPR hakusanoina. Kirjaa nettisivujen osoitteet, pääkohdat ja omat ajatuksesi materiaaleista palautelaatikkoon).
Tehtävä arvioidaan arvosanalla 4-10.

 

 

 

Exercise 6.4

Match the Words

Let's review some key vocabulary from this lesson. Match the words in English with their Finnish translations. (Kerrataan kappaleen avainsanoja. Yhdistä oikeat vaihtoehdot.)
Tehtävä arvioidaan S/K.

1. ache A. apteekki
2. correctly B. viesti
3. emergency C. hätätapaus
4. leave D. loma, vapaa
5. message E. ilmoittautua
6. perform F. resepti
7. pharmacy G. suorittaa
8. prescription H. paraneminen
9. recovery I. särky
10. sign up J. oikein
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