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Vocabulary Quiz
as I told you • bangs • injection
pain killer • plaster
  1. The they gave him after his surgery made it difficult to walk.
  2. before, I am allergic to seafood.
  3. She always the doors and wakes me up in the morning.
  4. All of her friends wrote on her after she broke her arm.
  5. I had to have an after the dog bit me.
Comprehension Quiz
Answer the following questions about the interview.

863 The Accident
Shibika talks about surviving a serious car accident.

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as I told you before


As I told you before, I went to India.

We use the phrase 'as I told you before' when we want to remind the listener of something we said earlier in the conversation.  Notice the following:

  1. As I told you before, I was sick and couldn't take the test.
  2. It happened just as I told you before.

I banged my shoulder


I banged my shoulder into the car door.

'Bang' means to hit something very hard.  Notice the following:

  1. He angrily banged his fist on the table.
  2. The door banged shut behind him.

an injection


I needed an injection, so I went to the hospital.

An 'injection' is when a doctor puts medicine into our body with a needle.  Notice the following:

  1. The doctor gave him an injection.
  2. I hate injections. They're painful!

pain killer


They gave me a pain killer.

'Pain killer' is medicine that reduces the feeling of pain when we are sick or injured.  Notice the following:

  1. The pain killer helped a little.
  2. The doctor gave me a bottle pain killers.

plaster kind of thing


They tied this plaster kind of thing across my neck.

If you have a part of your body in 'plaster,' that means you are wearing a a medical device that keeps your arm, leg, etc., from moving while bones heal.  Another word for this is 'cast.' Notice the following:

  1. The bandage was similar to a plaster kind of thing.
  2. I wore this plaster kind of thing for about a month.