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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.


Language level

Intermediate: B1


Hello Dima,

You're absolutely right – thanks very much for taking the time to point out this error! I've just fixed it and the correct spelling should appear in the exercise sometime over the next 24 hours.

Thanks again for helping us improve LearnEnglish!

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The LearnEnglish Team

Hello To everyone. This video That talk about hospital is Very interesting because i am a paramedic in Italia And i work in The intensive care unit inside my hospital.
All is Very realistic And i am agree With My colleaugle about The challenge That we find every day. But i'd like To know: how does it possibile That only a person Goes out With The ambulance? Wich is The emergency number to Call in England?thanks

It was little bit hard to pass.

Can I download the video?

Hello Kris24,

I'm afraid the videos on LearnEnglish are not available for download for legal and technical reasons. You can, of course, watch the videos as often as you like online.

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The LearnEnglish Team

Hello Teachers ,

When Wendy is talking with Emily she says : It is packed with the latest technology to help save lives .
Could we replace 'save' with 'saving' ?

Thank you ,

Best regards ,

Hello iliya_b,

No, I'm afraid not. 'help' is followed by a to infinitive or a bare infinitive, but not with an -ing form.

Best regards,
The LearnEnglish Team

how can I save the exercises?

Hello sed-mon,

I'm afraid that our exercises can not be saved. Some pages, e.g. the Elementary Podcasts, have downloadable support packs (under Instructions & downloads), but many, such as this one, do not.

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Reading at the transcript I realize that question 3 is not score properly, the word rewarding is correct not tiring. Does the paramedic say tiring or rewarding? Thanks!