Hello, Mrs. Pearl. Please, come with me. Sit down. What’s the problem?
I have a toothache on the left upper side.
How long have you had it?
For about three days. I have a feeling that it’s loose. I’m afraid it’s about to drop out.
Let me have a look at it. Open your mouth wide, please. I’ll take an X-ray.
There is a rather deep cavity on the right side of the tooth.
Will you have to pull the tooth?
Now I can drill the tooth. You don’t feel any pain, do you?
No, I don’t.
I’d suggest that – besides the usual filling – we put a crown on your tooth that can save it. I’ll put a temporary crown today. The permanent crown will be ready in about 10 days. Is it all right with you?
If you think it’s the only way to save the tooth, then go ahead. I realize a crown is rather expensive. But what’s to be done?
Okay. You can eat in two hours.
Thank you, doctor.
Exercise 7:Give all possible variants of expressing the same idea:
1. What’s the matter? 2. I suffer from toothache. 3. I’ll have my tooth X-rayed. 4. Will you have your tooth out? 5. Are you all right? 6. I have no pain.
Exercise 8:Before reading the text answer some questions:
1.What systems does our body consist of?
2.Give your own definition of the term “human body”.
3.Why do you think it’s necessary for a dentist to know about body organ systems and their functions?
Exercise 9: Before reading the text explain some words: voluntary muscle, involuntary muscle, metabolism.
Exercise 10: Study Active Vocabulary of the text “How the Body Works?” and read it.