Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a paramedic? Join Wendy as she talks with some paramedics and learns more about the work they do.


Watch the video. Then do the first Task. After watching the video again, complete Task 2 and Task 3. If you need help, you can read the Transcript at any time.




Hi everyone! I'm from Argentina. We don't have paramedics. Doctors are the ones who work in the ambulance service. I am one of them.

I'm aware that and I can see this is a very serious job. However Im not young and not have necessary energy to do this type healty services. Of course I'm respectful who do this job that very important for human life.

Dear Sir,
please , could you explain this sentence in which tense (When someone’s reported a serious accident or emergency ) Is this the present perfect ( someone has reported ) and why this sentence in the present perfect . she describes the duties of paramedic , so it should be present simple .
Thanks in advance .

Hello Nermeen Eletriby,

This is an example of the present perfect form, as you say.

The present simple would be correct here and would describe the paramedics' general duties. However, the present perfect is also quite correct and makes the time relationship clearer (that the action follows a particular event).


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I really would like to be a paramedic! In my opinion, it's one of the best jobs in the world, I love to solve health problems and to reassure the patient conditions. Besides, I think that everybody should have a paramedic course because it's important to know what to do in an emergency situation.

Hi Team.
Help me with these, please?
- Join Wendy as she talks with some paramedics and .....
- While we're talking to Carl, an emergency call comes in.
What is the difference between 'talk with' and 'talk to' ?
"Here in the UK people like this are saving lives every hour of every day"
Does this sentence include the present continous tense?
Would you like to explain, please?
Thank you very much.

Hi Nizam Balinese,

There is no difference between 'talk to' and 'talk with'. You could use either of these in each sentence above without changing the meaning.

The present continuous is used in your other example to show actions that are constantly in progress. The simple form would describe a competed repeated event: at this hour they save someone, at another hour they save someone etc. The continuous form describes a repeated activity: at any particular hour they are in the process of saving someone. It emphasises the ongoing activity rather than the number of completed actions.


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The LearnEnglish Team

Unfortunately I'm not experienced in medical emergencies.
No, I won't: it's a profession that I dislike.

I think that job is very important for saving lifes. But it isn't for me.

Hello. I guess there is a misprint in the word "recieve" in Task4, second sentence. If you answer "receive" it appears to be incorrect.
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