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Luigi Segadelli, 30, broke his leg and waited three hours for an ambulance. He was playing rugby. Doctors stopped the game and called an ambulance. No ambulance came. His friends put blankets on him because he was cold. Doctors said not to move him because his leg was bad. An ambulance came three hours later.

Mr Segadelli is now in hospital. He had an operation. He is not happy. He wants the ambulance people to say sorry. It must not happen to anyone again. Doctors were worried because he was cold and his foot became blue. They thought he could lose his foot. The ambulance people were very busy that day.

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Sources
  • http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-west-wales-30693304
  • http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/rugby-player-waited-three-hours-8389551
  • http://www.southwales-eveningpost.co.uk/Rugby-player-twists-ankle-90-degrees-waits-hours/story-25810844-detail/story.html


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The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

waited three hours

a.

move him

2.

He was playing

b.

for an ambulance

3.

Doctors stopped the game and

c.

three hours later

4.

No ambulance

d.

rugby

5.

His friends put blankets on him because

e.

bad

6.

Doctors said not to

f.

called an ambulance

7.

his leg was

g.

he was cold

8.

An ambulance came

h.

came



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

Mr Segadelli is now

a.

to say sorry

2.

He had an

b.

he was cold

3.

He is not

c.

operation

4.

He wants the ambulance people

d.

blue

5.

It must not happen

e.

in hospital

6.

Doctors were worried because

f.

busy that day

7.

his foot became

g.

happy

8.

The ambulance people were very

h.

to anyone again





LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

Luigi Segadelli, 30, (1) ___________________ waited three hours for an ambulance. He (2) ___________________. Doctors (3) ___________________ called an ambulance. No ambulance came. His friends (4) ___________________ him because he was cold. Doctors (5) ___________________ him because his leg was bad. An ambulance (6) ___________________ later.

Mr Segadelli is now in hospital. (7) ___________________. He is not happy. He wants the ambulance (8) ___________________. It must not happen (9) ___________________. Doctors were worried because (10) ___________________ his foot became blue. They thought he (11) ___________________. The ambulance people were (12) ___________________.

PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

LuigiSegadelli,30,brokehislegandwaitedthreehoursforanambulance
.Hewasplayingrugby.Doctorsstoppedthegameandcalledanambulan
ce.Noambulancecame.Hisfriendsputblanketsonhimbecausehewasc
old.Doctorssaidnottomovehimbecausehislegwasbad.Anambulance
camethreehourslater.MrSegadelliisnowinhospital.Hehadanoperatio
n.Heisnothappy.Hewantstheambulancepeopletosaysorry.Itmustno
thappentoanyoneagain.Doctorswereworriedbecausehewascoldand
hisfootbecameblue.Theythoughthecouldlosehisfoot.Theambulance
peoplewereverybusythatday.

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

Student A: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

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Student B: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

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d)

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f)

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WRITING

Write about ambulances for 10 minutes. Read and talk about your partner's paper.

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Answers

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