вторник, 5 апреля 2011 г.

98. Intermediate Listening: Burnistoun S1E5 - Google Health Care

Nowadays a lot of people go online to seek additional information regarding their health. The video below is a caricature of how Google might help you find out your diagnosis. Watch the video and read the transcript below. The accent is Scottish, so you may find it different and might need to tune your ear a bit, so make sure you listen to it multiple times. Enjoy!

Listen to the skit and read along at the same time:

"Have a seat! And what can we do for you today?"
"Just over the last couple of weeks I've been getting quite intense shoulder pain. I have not injured it or anything... Just started itself."
"So, let's fire up the Google and take a look!... Shoulder... Pain...- enter. There's far too many results here to tell if it could be anything really bad. We'll have to narrow it down a little bit. Do you want me to add the old..."
"Shoulder, pain, agony, cancer, death..."
"I tell you to sit down."
"I'm afraid I have some bad news. Your sore shoulder returns over half a million results of terminal illness on Google."
"How long have I got left?"
"It's difficult to say. But what I'd say is this: go home, gather your loved ones around you on Facebook, and make sure you have all your affairs in order. You know, such as your broadband bills..."