<HTML> <HEAD> <TITLE>Graded reader for beginners in English language learning</TITLE> <META name="description" content="Reading text: chapter 8 - in a west London hospital."> <META name="keywords" content="reading,readers,graded readers,elt,reader,efl,self-access,self-study,materials,esl,gap fill,beginners,english language learning,elementary"> </HEAD> <body text="#000000" LINK="#000080" VLINK="#000000" BGCOLOR="#ffffff"> <table border=0 cellspacing=1 cellpadding=9 width=730> <td width="25%" valign="top" bgcolor="#7DC623"><a href="first.html"><b><p align="center"><font color="#000000">CHAPTER 8 of 22</font></b></a></td> <td width="25%" valign="top" bgcolor="#7DC623"><a href="firstb08.html"><b><p align="center"><font color="#000000">GAP FILL</font></b></a></td> <td width="25%" valign="top" bgcolor="#7DC623"> <a href="firstt08.html"><b><p align="center"><font color="#000000">TRUE or FALSE?</font></b></a></td> <td width="25%" valign="top" bgcolor="#7DC623"> <a href="firsts08.html"><b><p align="center"><font color="#000000">ANSWERS</font></b></a></td> </tr> </table> <p><b>Chapter 8 <font color="#f1f1f1">----</font>In a West London hospital</b></p> <hr> <P> It is Thursday afternoon in West London and Diana is starting work in the<P> <P> hospital. Rebecca, another nurse is talking to her.<P> <P> <P> "Today you've got three patients. Mr Miles is no problem. He is very<P> <P> independent. The two problems are Mr Knight and Mr Blythe. Mr Blythe likes<P> <P> to read quietly, but Mr Knight has a lot of visitors. One of the visitors is his<P> <P> wife. She likes to talk. She talks all the time and Mr Blythe is becoming very<P> <P> angry!"<P> <P> <P> "Is the doctor coming round today?" asks Diana.<P> <P> <P> "Yes," says Rebecca. "She's coming at about five o'clock. Could you ask <P> <P> her to look at Mr Blythe's left foot? It's giving him a lot of pain. Here's a list of<P> <P> jobs for this evening. I'm going home now. I'm very tired. Good luck!"<P> <P> <P> "Goodbye, Rebecca! See you on Monday!" Diana says.<P> <P> <P> Diana is also tired, but she is happy. Thursday is the end of her week. But<P> <P> Mr Blythe is not happy. Mrs Knight is still talking to her husband.<P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> "You have three pairs of socks and two clean shirts in this bag. Tomorrow,<P> <P> I'm going to wash your green pullover. Do you want your red pyjamas and<P> <P> your small alarm clock?" She asks him.<P> <P> <P> Mr Knight does not answer his wife. She talks all the time, but he sleeps<P> <P> nearly all the time. He is sleeping now.<P> <P> <P> Diana feels sorry for Mr Blythe and plans to help him.<P> <P> <P> "Mr Blythe," she says. "There's an empty bed near the window and the <P> <P> view from the window is very nice. Would you like to move there?"<P> <P> <P> "That's very kind of you, nurse!" Mr Blythe answers.<P> <P> <P> Diana asks Fiona, another staff nurse, to help her. Together, they move<P> <P> Mr Blythe's bed. He can now read in peace.</P> <hr> <table border=0 cellspacing=1 cellpadding=9 width=730> <td width="25%" valign="top" bgcolor="#7DC623"> <a href="firstb08.html"><b><p align="center"><font color="#000000">GAP FILL</font></b></a></td> <td width="25%" valign="top" bgcolor="#7DC623"> <a href="firstt08.html"><b><p align="center"><font color="#000000">TRUE or FALSE?</font></b></a></td> <td width="25%" valign="top" bgcolor="#7DC623"> <a href="firsts08.html"><b><p align="center"><font color="#000000">ANSWERS</font></b></a></td> <td width="25%" valign="top" bgcolor="#00AEED"><a href="firstr09.html"><b><p align="center"><font color="#000000">NEXT</font></b></a></td> </tr> </table> </body> </html>