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Hospital Scene 2

Ashlie and Stephen go to hospital, where Stephen is examined and has X-rays taken.

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Task 1

Task 2

Task 3

We can use the word 'just' to be more polite and to reassure people. For example, the doctor says:

  • The nurse just needs to do some tests.

We usually use 'just' before the main verb in a sentence:

  • Can you just wait for a few minutes?
  • Just try to relax.

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Intermediate: B1

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Dear Team,
could you give me, please, some advice with material grammar about different uses of ''just'', before I ask you any specific answer, because in the relative exercise- Task 3- I've been almost confused, about the right placing of ''just''.I mean that the little explanation there, with the two specific examples, isn't quite enough to me to do the exercise correctly.I need some background and more stuff anyway.
Thanks a lot in advance,
Nikoslado

Hello Nikoslado

When it is used in this way, 'just' usually goes right before the finite verb -- that is, the verb that agrees with the subject. If the verb is imperative (i.e. lacking a subject), it also goes before the verb.

'just' is used in many different ways. I'd recommend you have a look at the explanation in the Cambridge Dictionary, which outlines the main ones.

Hope this helps!

All the best

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

Hello dear team,
Nice to meet you here.

What do think about:
"Me neither" insted "neither do I".
We know that "neither do I" is correct grammatically and formal.
What about "me neither "?

Thank you very much for your answer.

Hello fahri,

'Me neither' is an informal phrase used in conversation rather than in writing. It is quite common and a useful phrase to know because it can be used as a short answer in place of any [neither + auxiliary verb] phrase (neither do I, neither have I, neither will I etc).

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

When I go to see a doctor, I explain my problem to him. He asks me some clarifications about my state of health and then he give me the necessary recommendations.
I know if I've broken a bone when, afther a fall or a bump, the part affected remains swollen and painful for a long time.

The LearnEnglish Team
could you explain when to use COULD and when to use WOULD.
Thank you

Hello kalyani,

That's a short question, but the full answer is very long! I'm afraid we aren't able to answer very general questions like that, but if you read our can or could and will or would pages in our English Grammar, they will explain how each of these verbs are used. After you've read those pages, if you have more specific questions, please feel free to ask us on either of those pages.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

What procedure is typically followed when you go to see a doctor?
Thee doctorfirst checks my identification like name, age, then he asks for symtoms.

How do you know if you've broken a bone?
I think the best way to know is I've broken any bone the doctor make and x-ray exam.

I don't understand why we use if in this case "If you could roll up your sleeve, please. " please help me,

Hello nguyen bao tin,

This is a way of making a polite request. It is actually a hidden conditional sentence:

If you could roll up your sleeve, please (that would be helpful/I would be grateful).

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

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