Do the preparation exercise before you listen. Then do the other exercises to check your understanding.
The Survivor was written by Lindsay Clandfield with music by Julian Jahanpour, sound production by Creative Listening and artwork by Danny Butcher.
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Agent Sanders: Help! Somebody help me! ... Please! Help! Help!
Ambulance driver: We've got a survivor here! There's a survivor here! ... Be careful! Ready? One. Two. Three! ... OK. You're going to be OK. Stay with me ... Stay with me. Oh no. No, no, no, no ... Her heart's stopped! Help me get her into the ambulance! We need to get to the hospital, now! Give me the machine! ... Clear! ... Stay with me ... No, no, no, no ... Clear!
Radio: ... and police are still looking into the mysterious accident. The small private plane crashed while it was taking off from a local airport at 10 p.m. last night. People on the scene say they saw the plane take off and then crash into a field. We know that two people are dead, and one person is in the hospital, in critical condition. The police say they do not yet know the cause of the crash, but it looks like the pilot lost control of the aeroplane. We’ll have more updates on this news story as it comes in ...
Nurse Bryson: Good morning! And how are we this morning? You’re very lucky, you know. Not everybody can survive a plane crash. And here you are. You’re the only survivor, in fact. The doctors said that they couldn’t find any identification on you at the crash site. Everything was burning. But you’re going to be OK, don’t worry. The doctors also say they don’t know if you can hear anything or not. I don’t know either, but I like talking so I think I’ll keep talking to you, if that’s OK. Is that OK? You need a name. We don’t have your name. So at the moment, we have to give you a name. Jane Doe. I need to complete some paperwork. I’m going to write your name as Jane Doe, but it’s only for now. When you wake up, you can tell me your real name. OK? Oh, I forgot to tell you my name! How rude of me. So, my name is Jenny Bryson. I’m your nurse. I’m originally from England, but I’ve lived here for six years. I like it here. Do you like it here, Jane? Not in this hospital, but in this town? Are you from here? That’s OK, you can tell me when you wake up. Let’s finish that paperwork now then, Jane.
Did you like the first episode? Are you going to listen to the next one? Why?/Why not?