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Aprenda inglés en el quirófano

12 junio 2013 Última actualización: 11:34 GMT

Una nueva aplicación para practicar cirugía en línea. Vea el video y aprenda nuevo vocabulario.

Transcripción en inglés

The operating theatre can be a daunting place for patients.

And for trainee surgeons, limited time and resources mean not all get enough hands-on experience.

Which is why four surgeons in London developed an app to practise surgery.

It has training modules which give step-by-step guides to common surgical procedures.

Vocabulario

operating theatre a room in a hospital in which people are operated on

daunting making you feel slightly scared or worried about your ability to achieve something

trainee surgeons people who are learning to be surgeons; surgeons are doctors who are specially trained to perform medical operations

hands-on experience experience gained by doing something yourself

step-by-step doing one thing and then another thing in a fixed order

Ejercicios

Use one of the words or phrases below to complete each of these sentences from news reports.

Note that you may have to change the form of a word to complete the sentence correctly.

operating theatre / daunting / trainee surgeons / hands-on experience / step-by-step

1. "We've been working on this for seven years, _______, so we're very excited it's finally going to happen," Esencia's CEO Andrew McDonald said on a tour of the 170-hectare (420-acre) site.

2. Relocating to another country can be a ________ prospect, particularly if you don't speak the language.

3. Stamford Hospital has an outpatients department, a minor injury unit, one __________ and a day surgery unit.

4. By learning online, _________ can do more in their spare time without travelling long distances.

5. The CBI says teenagers will develop a serious interest in science only if they have the chance to get _________ in the subject.

Respuestas

1. "We've been working on this for seven years, step by step, so we're very excited it's finally going to happen," Esencia's CEO Andrew McDonald said on a tour of the 170-hectare (420-acre) site.

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2. Relocating to another country can be a daunting prospect, particularly if you don't speak the language.

3. Stamford Hospital has an outpatients department, a minor injury unit, one operating theatre and a day surgery unit.

4. By learning online, trainee surgeons can do more in their spare time without travelling long distances.

5. The CBI says teenagers will develop a serious interest in science only if they have the chance to get hands-on experience in the subject.

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