When a woman called 911 complaining of difficulty breathing, my husband, Glenn, and his partner -- both EMTs -- rushed to her home. Glenn placed a sensor on her finger to measure her pulse and blood oxygen. Then he began to gather her information.

"What's your age?" he asked.

"Fifty-eight," answered the patient, eyeing the beeping device on her finger.

"What does that do?"

"It's a lie detector," said Glenn with a straight face. "Now, what did you say your age was?"

"Sixty-seven," answered the woman sheepishly.

Vocabulary Help

  • age - idade
  • blood oxygen - nível de oxigênio no sangue
  • complain - reclamar
  • device - dispositivo
  • difficulty breathing - dificuldade para respirar
  • EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) - Técnico médico de emergencia
  • eyeing - olhando
  • finger - dedo
  • gather - juntar, obter
  • lie detector - detector de mentiras
  • measure - medir
  • partner - parceiro
  • place - colocar
  • rush - apressar
  • sheepishly - envergonhadamente
  • straight face - cara de sério


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