Advanced Level
Lesson 12


Advanced English
Lesson 12 - Health

On This Page


English Dialog

The First Aid Class

Read the dialog below.

Listen to the dialog


A - I took a First Aid class yesterday.

B - Really? What did you learn?

A - A lot of stuff. What to do in emergency situations? For example, what should you do if you burn yourself on a hot stove?

B - My grandma says that you should put butter on a burn.

A - No! That’s the worst thing you can do! 

B - Oh. Then maybe you should put ice on the burn.

A - No. You should run cool water over the burn. How about this? What should you do if someone is choking?

B - That’s easy. Hit them on the back.

A - No. You might lodge the object in their throat more and make things worse. First you should make sure they are really choking. If they can talk or cough, that means that air is getting through and you should just let them cough. If they can’t talk or cough, you should do the abdominal thrust.

B - How do you do that?

A - You wrap your arms around the person and quickly pull in and up with your fist.

B -  Wrap your arms around the person? Hmmm. Sounds romantic.

A - No, seriously, the air that’s forced up dislodges the object. What would you do if I cut my arm and was bleeding really badly?

B - Panic.

A - No. You should put a cloth over the wound, apply pressure, and elevate it.

B - Wow! I think I need to take this class.

A - Everyone should take a first aid class.


Write the words in order to form sentences.

1. grandma    that    burn    My    says    a    you    should    butter    put    on    .

2. burn    water    cool    You    run    should    over    the    .

3.  should    someone    What    is    choking    you    do    if    ?

4. I    class    think    to    take    need    I    this    .

5. class    Everyone    take    first    should    a    aid    .



Recommend Passport to English to your friends!


Reading Comprehension Exercise

Click on NEXT to go to the next page in the lesson.