The Reading / Listening - Level 1

A man broke his leg and waited three hours for an ambulance. Luigi Segadelli broke his leg playing rugby. Doctors stopped the game and called an ambulance. No ambulance came. Workers turned on the floodlights so Mr Segadelli did not have to wait in the dark. His friends put blankets on him because he was cold. Doctors said not to move Mr Segadelli because his leg could become worse. An ambulance finally came three hours later.



Mr Segadelli is now in hospital. He had an operation on his broken leg. He is not happy. He told reporters he wanted an apology from the ambulance service. He said this must not happen to anyone again. While he waited for the ambulance, he shook with cold. Doctors were worried because his foot became blue with cold. There was a risk he could lose his foot. The ambulance service said it was very busy that day.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Level 0 Level 2   or  Level 3

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.

A man broke his leg and

a.

move Mr Segadelli

2.

Doctors stopped the game and called

b.

the dark

3.

Workers turned

c.

three hours later

4.

wait in

d.

worse

5.

His friends put blankets on

e.

an ambulance

6.

Doctors said not to

f.

waited three hours

7.

his leg could become

g.

on the floodlights

8.

An ambulance finally came

h.

him because he was cold



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

Mr Segadelli is now

a.

blue with cold

2.

He had an operation on

b.

to anyone again

3.

he wanted an apology from

c.

very busy that day

4.

this must not happen

d.

the ambulance service

5.

he shook

e.

in hospital

6.

his foot became

f.

with cold

7.

There was a risk he could lose

g.

his broken leg

8.

The ambulance service said it was

h.

his foot

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

A man (1) ___________________ waited three hours for an ambulance. Luigi Segadelli broke his leg playing rugby. Doctors (2) ___________________ and called an ambulance. No ambulance came. Workers (3) ___________________ floodlights so Mr Segadelli did not have (4) ___________________ dark. His friends put blankets (5) ___________________ he was cold. Doctors said not to move Mr Segadelli because his leg could become worse. An ambulance (6) ___________________ hours later.

Mr Segadelli (7) ___________________. He had an operation on his broken leg. He (8) ___________________. He told reporters he wanted an apology from the ambulance service. He said this (9) ___________________ anyone again. While he waited for the ambulance, he (10) ___________________. Doctors were worried because his foot (11) ___________________ cold. There was a risk he could lose his foot. The ambulance service said it was (12) ___________________.





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

Amanbrokehislegandwaitedthreehoursforanambulance.LuigiSegad
ellibrokehislegplayingrugby.Doctorsstoppedthegameandcalledana
mbulance.Noambulancecame.WorkersturnedonthefloodlightssoMr
Segadellididnothavetowaitinthedark.Hisfriendsputblanketsonhimb
ecausehewascold.DoctorssaidnottomoveMrSegadellibecausehisleg
couldbecomeworse.Anambulancefinallycamethreehourslater.MrSe
gadelliisnowinhospital.Hehadanoperationonhisbrokenleg.Heisnoth
appy.Hetoldreportershewantedanapologyfromtheambulanceservic
e.Hesaidthismustnothappentoanyoneagain.Whilehewaitedforthea
mbulance,heshookwithcold.Doctorswereworriedbecausehisfootbec
amebluewithcold.Therewasariskhecouldlosehisfoot.Theambulance
servicesaiditwasverybusythatday.

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

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

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WRITING

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