Talks and Conversations 4
Questions 23—26 are based on the following conversation.
As any parent will tell you, small cuts and miner grazes are unavoidable among small children. Such cuts and grazes will usually need little or no treatment. The bleeding will clean the wound naturally, and it should stop within a few minutes, as the blood clots and dries. More serious cuts may need to be gently cleaned with soft cotton and warm water. They should then be dressed with a clean cotton bandage. Follow this simple checklist of questions. Ask yourself each of these questions in order to make sure you treat cuts and grazes properly:
Firstly, is the cut on the face? If it is, call a doctor as soon as possible – especially if the eye is injured.
Secondly, is the cut near the eye? If it is, put a clean piece of cotton wool over it and press down firmly for about 5 minutes.
Thirdly, ask yourself if the cut is still bleeding badly. If it is, dress it with a clean cotton bandage and call a doctor as soon as possible.
Fourthly, is the cut a deep one, and is it wide open? If it is, clean the cut gently, with clean cotton wool and a little warm water. Then hold it close with an adhesive dressing.
Fifth question: was the cut made by a nail or a long, sharp piece of wood? If it was, there may be some dirt in the cut. Let it bleed for a while, to clean itself. Then clean it with cotton wool and warm water and dress it with a clean cotton bandage.
Finally, don't forget that young children can become very easily upset or shocked by a cut-especially if it is a serious one. Try to keep them calm and quiet. Don't give them anything to drink, but keep their lips wet with a little water.
Q23 What do we learn from the beginning of the talk?
Q24 According to the talk, when should you call a doctor immediately?
Q25 What should you do if the cut is made by a nail or a sharp piece of wood?
Q26 What should you do if the child is nervous or upset?
Talks and Conversations 4
Questions 27--30 are based on the following conversation.
W: Are you still having troubles with your car?
M: Yes, it’s been in the repair shop 3 times this month. I should get a new car instead of a second-hand one, but I can’t afford to buy a new one.
W: New cars cost a fortune these days. My brother-in-law just paid 15,000 dollars for his new one. That’s almost half as much as they paid for their house 10 years ago!
M: But what you do without car? We can’t get along without them.
W: We all depend too much on our cars. I drive my husband to the train and drive the children to school. Then I drive to the store for food and drive the kids home from school. After that, it’s time to drive to the railroad station again.
M: Remember when drive-in movies were new? Now lots of people watch movies from their cars.
W: And now there are drive-in banks where you can cash a check without going into the bank. In some places there are drive-in libraries, churches, and post offices.
M: I’ve even read about a wedding that was performed in a car!
W: Where was that?
M: There was an article about it in last night’s newspaper. There’s a town in Florida where you can get married without getting out of your car. I remember the name of that town: lovely lady Florida.
W: Do you mean that the minister marries the couple in their automobile?
M: No, there’s no minister. They aren’t church marriages. The justice of the peace gets into the car to perform the ceremony.
W: In spite of all these modern conveniences, people still feel tired at the end of the day.
M: People don’t get any exercise. They have stopped going to tennis courts or baseball fields. That’s why they get fat.
W: So then they buy expensive machines to give them exercises at home.
M: It really doesn’t make sense.
Q27 Which of the following is true about the man?
Q28 Which of the following drive-in facilities is not mentioned in the conversation?
Q29 According to the newspaper, what happened in the town of Love Lady Florida?
Q30 What main idea is discussed in the conversation?