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Surgery app

The operating theatre can be a daunting place for patients. And for trainee surgeons, limited time and resources mean not all get enough hands-on experience. Which is why four surgeons in London developed an app to practise surgery. It has training modules which give step-by-step guides to common surgical procedures.

Vocabulary:

operating theatre a room in a hospital in which people are operated on daunting making you feel slightly scared or worried about your ability to achieve something trainee surgeons people who are learning to be surgeons; surgeons are doctors who are specially trained to perform medical operations hands-on experience experience gained by doing something yourself step-by-step doing one thing and then another thing in a fixed order

Exercise:

Use one of the words or phrases below to complete each of these sentences from news reports. Note that you may have to change the form of a word to complete the sentence correctly. operating theatre / daunting / trainee surgeons / hands-on experience / step-by-step

1. "We've been working on this for seven years, _______, so we're very excited it's finally going to happen," Esencia's CEO Andrew McDonald said on a tour of the 170-hectare (420-acre) site.

2. Relocating to another country can be a ________ prospect, particularly if you don't speak the language.

3. Stamford Hospital has an outpatients department, a minor injury unit, one __________ and a day surgery unit.

4. By learning online, _________ can do more in their spare time without travelling long distances.

5. The CBI says teenagers will develop a serious interest in science only if they have the chance to get _________ in the subject.

Answers:

1. "We've been working on this for seven years, step by step, so we're very excited it's finally going to happen," Esencia's CEO Andrew McDonald said on a tour of the 170-hectare (420-acre) site.

Source: Cube golf project gets green light http://bbc.in/13UiKRS

2. Relocating to another country can be a daunting prospect, particularly if you don't speak the language.

Source: The adults who suffer extreme homesickness http://bbc.in/18sez60

3. Stamford Hospital has an outpatients department, a minor injury unit, one operating theatre and a day surgery unit.

Source: Stamford hospital under 'threat of closure' says MP http://bbc.in/17ECjDa

4. By learning online, trainee surgeons can do more in their spare time without travelling long distances.

Source: Medics learn breast surgery online http://bbc.in/12iEr11

5. The CBI says teenagers will develop a serious interest in science only if they have the chance to get hands-on experience in the subject.

Source: Business leaders raise concern over science curriculum http://bbc.in/11d4HoH