Listen to the phone call from a customer to practise and improve your listening skills.

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I work as a headnurse in an Italian hospital.
Patients and collaborators often ask me for favors, but it is not Always possible make exception to the established rules. You must pay attention to the specific situation, you must also compare yourself with the hierarchical superiors.
not Always doing a favors matches the patient's good.
Furthermore, if you do a collaborator's favor , you must then do it to everyone else to be fair

Doing favors and helping is part of my way of living with others in everyday life. I saw 2 children waiting to be collected by their carer who was unusually late. As I had their parents phone number, I called their mother who was sick and unable to pick up her children. She had asked a nanny to collect them but didn't notice that the nanny texted her to say that her son had a car crash and had to rush to the hospital to be with him. I offered to take the children at home with me and look after them until their dad finishes work and come and pick them up.

I believe everyone has made a favour to someone. The world need more humbled people who are willing to helps. Everyone should help each other in those suffering situation because one day you will stand there begging someone typo help you out.

I think we should do favours at least some time in our life. Everyone is expected to face some unanticipated circumstances in life, so when we help other people out that is something very important. Indeed, we should be careful while doing a favor because some people are not honest. As result, this could bring about adverse effects in our life.

Sometimes you have to make excepcions for a trusted clientes.

Nice practice for ADV.

I worked many years as a teacher in the primary school. The last ten years I used to be the responsible. Collegues, children, assistents and parents had often special needs, they asked for a special help. First of all I used to listen to them very carefully, it was often enough. Sometimes I had to carry the responsability of what I considered more important than the normal rule. I was an unusual responsible because for me people were more important than bureaucracy, but sometimes this can be dangerous and morally corrupting.

No I don't because I'm at the high school but one day , when I'll work I would like to help people,especially because I dream to become an hostess because I love keeping in contact with people and I love travelling and turning all over the world.But I love being nice with people such as Junko was with Andrea so I think maybe one day I'll do a favour to someone...

Thanks all the staffs for helps.
I wonder if the customer's pronunciation at this dialogue is british one or not.
Thanks.
Best regards.

Hello uncle choi,
The customer's English is very good, but he is not a native speaker. He is probably from Italy as Andrea is a common male name in Italy and his accent also sounds Italian.
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Peter
The LearnEnglish Team

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