My cousin Mary is a nurse at St. Paul’s Hospital. She has been in training since last September. She is a short blond girl with large grey eyes and lots of pep.
Last evening when she came to our house for dinner I had a chance to ask her some questions. Mary has always wanted to be a nurse.
When at school she dreamed of helping sick people become healthy. Now Mary finds the work interesting but the hours are very long. Every day she is on duty in the hospital from eight to twelve. She bathes the patients, brings them medicine, answers their rings, and tries to be cheerful with everyone. “If you lose your temper easily, don’t be a nurse”, Mary says. She likes people even when they are difficult to manage.
In the afternoon Mary has a few hours off. Then four days a week she attends classes given by doctors and graduate nurses. Classes start at three. She is taking such courses as first aid, chemistry, anatomy, and pharmacology. “I’m weak in chemistry,” says Mary. “I never could do it in high school. But I’m good at first aid work, and I have always liked anatomy”. I am sure Mary will make a good nurse.
nurse — nővér, ápoló
hospital — kórház
pep — lendület, energia
to be in training — képzésen van
to dream — álmodni
cheerful — vidám
to lose one’s temper — kijön a sodrából
to manage — kezel, intéz
to attend classes — részt vesz órákon
graduate — diplomás
to take a course — kurzuson vesz részt
first aid — elsősegély
Answer the questions!
- What is Mary’s profession?
- What does she look like?
- What did Mary dream about at school?
- Where does Mary work?
- When is she on duty?
- Who gives classes that Mary attends?
- What subject is Mary good at?
Find the synonyms for the words in column A in column B!
pills and tablets
lose one’s temper
- Mary is a nurse.
- She is a short blond girl with large grey eyes.
- She dreamed of helping sick people become healthy.
- She works at a hospital.
- Mary is on duty from eight till twelve.
- Doctors and graduate nurses give classes.
- Mary is good at first aid.
Sick person — patient; get angry — lose one’s temper; merry —cheerful; pills and tablets — medicine; energy — pep; big — large.