37: A Street Accident.

2: A Street Accident.

A group of students from the drama college were sitting anxiously in the casualty department of the local hospital. Becky, one of their fellow students, had been run over by a van and the doctor was examining her in one of the cubicles. When the van hit her she had fallen heavily and been knocked out. Although it had not taken her long to come round, the doctor told her friends that at this stage he could not rule out the possibility of head injuries. What made things worse was that Becky’s parents were working overseas and could not be contacted. However, the students had got in touch with Becky’s aunt and uncle who were acting as guardians and they were on their way to the hospital. Fortunately, her uncle was a lawyer because the van driver was making out that the accident was Becky’s fault. He had brushed aside the students’ claims that he was speeding, but luckily there were other eyewitnesses who agreed with Becky’s friends. By the time her relatives reached the hospital Becky had been told that she had no major injuries. The hospital staff, however, were keeping her in overnight just as a precaution because she had been unconscious for a time. Becky was very relieved that there was nothing seriously wrong. She was playing the lead in the college end-of-term play, and had been worried in case she would have to pull out of the part because of her injuries.

 

Conversation Questions

 

What are some common reasons why people get run over?

How does constantly getting knocked out affect a boxer´s health?

If someone has fainted, would you wait for them to come round or try to bring them round?

What kind of people rule out the possibility of going to university? Why?

What responsibilities would you have if you were acting as a guardian of a child? Would  you make a good guardian?

If someone was making out that they were younger than they really were, how would you react? Are you good at guessing people´s age?

Why are children´s opinions often brushed aside in serious family matters? Is it Ok to do that?

Why don´t teenagers agree with their parents? How was your relationship with your parents?

Why would a patient be kept in overnight? Has that ever happened to one of your loved ones?

Why would an athlete pull out of a competition? How would it affect them?

 

 

 

Gap Fill

 

2: A Street Accident.

A group of students from the drama college were sitting anxiously in the casualty department of the local hospital. Becky, one of their fellow students, had been …    ….    by a van and the doctor was examining her in one of the cubicles. When the van hit her she had fallen heavily and been ­…….    …   . Although it had not taken her long to ….    ….   , the doctor told her friends that at this stage he could not ….    …     the possibility of head injuries. What made things worse was that Becky’s parents were working overseas and could not be contacted. However, the students had got in touch with Becky’s aunt and uncle who were ……    ..     guardians and they were on their way to the hospital. Fortunately, her uncle was a lawyer because the van driver was ……    …    that the accident was Becky’s fault. He had …….    …..    the students’ claims that he was speeding, but luckily there were other eyewitnesses who ……    ….    Becky’s friends. By the time her relatives reached the hospital Becky had been told that she had no major injuries. The hospital staff, however, were …….  her .. overnight just as a precaution because she had been unconscious for a time. Becky was very relieved that there was nothing seriously wrong. She was playing the lead in the college end-of-term play, and had been worried in case she would have to ….   …    ..    the part because of her injuries.

 

 

Discussion:

What’s the biggest accident you’ve ever had?

Are you accident prone?

Have you ever seen a very bad accident?

Do you know what to do or how to treat people in an accident?

Do you know anyone who is “an accident waiting for somewhere to happen”?

Have you ever received compensation for an accident?

Have you ever visited the accidents and emergencies department of a hospital?

Have you ever made an insurance claim for an accident?

Have you ever run into an old friend by accident?

What was the last tragic accident you read about?

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