Manage episode 246511401 series 14672
*** It's a Good Expression ***
be allergic to
(=have an allergy to)
stick a lot of memo stickers around your house
*** Script ***
Can We Trust Things Written on Internet?
M: Hello, Dr. Igarashi? It’s John again. Sorry for calling so late at night.
W: Oh... Hi John. No problem. What happened this time?
M: I think... I… I think I have pneumonia.
W: Pneumonia? Um… and why do you think so?
M: Well, I googled it and all of the symptoms coincided. I’m really scared!
W: Oh, you googled it, hey?
M: Yes, and I’m afraid that I’m seriously ill.
W: So, what symptoms do you have?
M: I seem to have a headache, a sore throat, a stuffy nose and chest pains. Also it’s really hard to breathe.
W: Oh, I see...
M: And, I think I have a fever. My face is reddish, and my head is burning.
W: Oh, that’s not good... I need to examine you. Could you come to my clinic tomorrow?
M: Oh, oh, Doctor... According to the Google search it’s the last stage of my disease. I don’t have any more time to live! I need your help right now!
W: John… calm down. You know you shouldn’t trust the results of a Google search so hastily. You’d better have a doctor’s examination first.
M: But it’s getting worse and worse!!
W: Hmm... Let me think. I need to check your medical record. (Pause) John, what did you eat during the last two hours?
M: Um… nothing special, just rice with chicken… and a lot of cashew nuts, macadamia cream cake, and of course caramel and nut coffee.
W: Oh, now it’s clear...
M: Is something wrong?
W: John... (Pause) I’ve told you a thousand times NOT to eat nuts. YOU’RE ALLERGIC TO THEM!!
M: Oh... But Google said...
W: Forget about Google! I’ll give you some medicine for the allergy tomorrow.
M: OK, Dr. Igarashi.
W: And stick a lot of memo stickers around your house, saying: “I have an allergy to nuts!” And, DON’T believe everything you read on Internet!
(Written by Ksenia Maximova)