Interpreters in Hospitals – level 1

12-05-2020 07:00

Many COVID-19 patients in the US are immigrants from Mexico and Latin America. They work in the US. They get little money for their work. They are away from their home and families. Sometimes, they cannot speak English well.

These patients do not understand medical workers. They are sick. They stay alone in the hospital. It is a difficult situation for them.

Hospitals want to help. They use interpreters. Interpreters translate what doctors say.

Some interpreters speak with the patients on the phone or by video. It is not good. Hospital rooms are noisy. There are fans and machines. Patients cannot speak loudly.

Patients feel better when interpreters come to the hospital. However, it is dangerous for the interpreters. They can get sick, too.

Difficult words: immigrant (a person who leaves his country to live and work in another country), interpreter (a person who translates what someone says to another language), fan (a machine that makes the air move).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

What do you think about this news?

LEARN 3000 WORDS with NEWS IN LEVELS

News in Levels is designed to teach you 3000 words in English. Please follow the instructions
bellow.

How to improve your English with News in Levels: 

Test

  1. Do the test at Test Languages.
  2. Go to your level. Go to Level 1 if you know 1-1000 words. Go to Level 2 if you know 1000-2000 words. Go to Level 3 if you know 2000-3000 words.

Reading

  1. Read two news articles every day.
  2. Read the news articles from the day before and check if you remember all new words.

Listening

  1. Listen to the news from today and read the text at the same time.
  2. Listen to the news from today without reading the text.

Writing

  1. Answer the questions under today’s news and write them in the comments.
  2. Chat in our Facebook Group for 2 minutes. You can write about today’s news.

Speaking

  1. Choose one person from the Skype section.
  2. Talk with this person. You can answer questions from Speak in Levels.