やさしい英語会話 (340) Can We Trust Things Written on Internet?

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今やネットは情報収集に不可欠なツールですが、ネット上の情報をすべて鵜呑みにするのも考えもの。そんな信じやすい人が、例えば体の具合が悪い時、自分の症状とよく似た病気をネットで発見したら…。今回の会話では、お医者さんに自分の症状を伝える時に役立つ表現が満載です。
 

*** It's a Good Expression ***
(今回の重要表現)

pneumonia
肺炎

symptom
症状

coincide
一致する

stuffy nose
鼻づまり

reddish
赤らんでいる

hastily
軽率に、拙速に

be allergic to
〜にアレルギーがある
(=have an allergy to)

stick a lot of memo stickers around your house
たくさん付箋にメモしておいて家中に貼っておきなさい


*** Script ***

Can We Trust Things Written on Internet?

M: Hello, Dr. Igarashi? It’s John again. Sorry for calling so late at night.

W: Oh... Hi John. No problem. What happened this time?

M: I think... I… I think I have pneumonia.

W: Pneumonia? Um… and why do you think so?

M: Well, I googled it and all of the symptoms coincided. I’m really scared!

W: Oh, you googled it, hey?

M: Yes, and I’m afraid that I’m seriously ill.

W: So, what symptoms do you have?

M: I seem to have a headache, a sore throat, a stuffy nose and chest pains. Also it’s really hard to breathe.

W: Oh, I see...

M: And, I think I have a fever. My face is reddish, and my head is burning.

W: Oh, that’s not good... I need to examine you. Could you come to my clinic tomorrow?

M: Oh, oh, Doctor... According to the Google search it’s the last stage of my disease. I don’t have any more time to live! I need your help right now!

W: John… calm down. You know you shouldn’t trust the results of a Google search so hastily. You’d better have a doctor’s examination first.

M: But it’s getting worse and worse!!

W: Hmm... Let me think. I need to check your medical record. (Pause) John, what did you eat during the last two hours?

M: Um… nothing special, just rice with chicken… and a lot of cashew nuts, macadamia cream cake, and of course caramel and nut coffee.

W: Oh, now it’s clear...

M: Is something wrong?

W: John... (Pause) I’ve told you a thousand times NOT to eat nuts. YOU’RE ALLERGIC TO THEM!!

M: Oh... But Google said...

W: Forget about Google! I’ll give you some medicine for the allergy tomorrow.

M: OK, Dr. Igarashi.

W: And stick a lot of memo stickers around your house, saying: “I have an allergy to nuts!” And, DON’T believe everything you read on Internet!

(Written by Ksenia Maximova)

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