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Emergencies / Emergencias

July 2008
DIALOGUES:
A car accident.
Carol: Are you okay?
Daniel: I think so.
Carol: Do you need help?

Daniel: Do you have a cell phone?

Carol: Yes. Here it is.
Daniel: Thank you.
 

Calling 9-1-1 (for any emergency).

Operator: Nine one one. What’s your emergency?

Daniel: There’s a car accident and my daughter is hurt.

Operator: Where are you?

Daniel: I’m on Route 9-G, between the Kingston bridge and Red Hook.

Operator: How many people are hurt?

Daniel: Just one, I think.

Operator: We’ll send an ambulance right away. Is your daughter bleeding?

Daniel: Yes, she has blood on her head and she fainted.

Operator: Try to stop the bleeding with a cloth, wake her if you can, and stay calm until the ambulance arrives.

Daniel: Okay. Thank you.
 
 
VERBS

Present (presente)

Past (pasado)
Past participle (participio)
En español

Need (she/he/it needs)

needed
needed
Necesitar

Have (she/he/it has)

Had
Had
Tener

Call (she/he/it calls)

called
called
Llamar

Send (she/he/it sends)

Sent
Sent
Mandar/Enviar

Bleed (she/he/it bleeds)

bled
bled
Sangrar

Faint (she/he/it faints)

fainted
fainted
Desmayar

Try (she/he/it tries)

tried
tried
Intentar/tratar

Stop (she/he/it stops)

stopped
stopped
parar/detener

Wake (she/he/it wakes)

woke
woken
despertar

Stay calm (she/he/it stays calm)

Stayed calm

stayed calm

mantener la calma

Arrive (she/he/it arrives)

arrived
arrived
llegar
 

VOCABULARY                    En español

help                                        ayuda/auxilio

cell phone                              teléfono celular

daughter                                                hija
hurt                                         herida/o
where                                     donde
between                                 entre
bridge                                     puente
ambulance                             ambulancia
head                                       cabeza
cloth                                       paño
until                                        hasta
 
PHRASES                              En español

Are you okay?                      ¿Estás bien?

I think so.                              Creo que sí.

Here it is.                               Aquí tiene.

There’s                                  Hay

Just one.                                                Sólo una/o.

I think.                                    Creo.

right away                             en seguida

if you can                              si puedes

 
EXERCISES

Fill in the blanks with the correct word or phrase from the above lists.

Llene los espacios con la palabra o palabras correctas de la lista de arriba.

 

María: (1)________________! There’s an accident!

Joe: Are you okay?

María: No. Three people are (2)______________________.

Joe: Try to stay (3)__________. Do you have a (4)_____________________ to stop the bleeding?

María: (5)_________________ a towel in the car.

Joe: Okay. Let’s use that right away….

 

Joe: Did you call 9-1-1?

María: Yes, I called on my (6)____________________.

Joe: Good. Did they (7)_______________ an ambulance?

María: Yes, it should arrive (8)_______________ away.

Joe: I hope so….

 

Emergency worker: Is anyone unconscious? Has anyone (9)______________?

María: I don’t (10)____________ so.

Emergency worker: Okay. Let’s go to the hospital right away.

 
 

Answers: 1. Help/Stop; 2. bleeding/hurt; 3. calm; 4. cloth; 5. There’s/I have; 6. cell phone; 7. send/call; 8. right; 9. fainted; 10. think



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