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Listening Comprehension - Comprensión Auditiva

Cómo realizar este ejercicio de comprensión auditiva

- Siempre encontrarás una pequeña introducción, que puede ayudarte a comprender el tema tratado.

- En los textos presentados se han ocultado algunas palabras, que deberás escribir en los casilleros correspondientes. A medida que lees el texto, escucha el audio con atención para descubrir dichas palabras.

- Quizás puedes deducir las palabras sin necesidad de escuchar el audio. Pero, pon atención al audio para confirmar si realmente se trata de la respuesta correcta.

- Puedes escuchar el audio cuantas veces sea necesario. Pero es recomendable hacerlo solamente dos veces (o tres veces como máximo) ya que esa es la forma en que normalmente se realizan estos ejercicios en exámenes y pruebas internacionales.

- Comprueba tus aciertos pulsando el botón "Corregir". Si no has podido completar todas las palabras, pulsa el botón "Solución" para ver cuáles eran las que te faltaban.

Something a Bone Will Never Say: Give Me a Break
Topic: An explanation of different kinds of fractures and treatments. Transcript of radio broadcast. Source: VOA

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This is the VOA Special English Health Report.

The medical term for a broken bone is a fracture. But there are different kinds of fractures.

A single fracture is when a bone is broken in just one place. You may have heard the term fracture. This is a single fracture that is very small, like the width of a . A complete fracture is when the bone comes apart. When a bone is broken in more than two places or gets , the name for it is a comminuted fracture.

Still another kind is a bowing fracture. This happens with a bone that but does not break. It happens mostly in children.

Ever heard of a greenstick fracture? This is when a bone is bent and breaks along only one side, like a young stick of .

Another kind of break is an open or compound fracture. This is when the bone breaks the . This is very serious. Along with the bone damage there is a risk of infection in the open .

A lot of things happen as the body reacts to an like a broken bone. You might suddenly feel . You might also feel sick to your stomach.

People who are seriously injured can go into shock. They might feel cold, and unable to think clearly. Shock requires immediate medical attention.

But while broken bones can be painful, they are generally not life-threatening. Still, broken bones should be treated quickly because they can restrict blood flow or cause nerve damage. Also, the break will start to repair itself, so you want to make sure the bone is lined up correctly.

are taken to see the break. Treatment depends on the kind of fracture that is identified.

A doctor sets a broken bone to make sure it is in the correct position. Severe breaks may require an operation to hold the bone together with metal plates and .

Then, a hard cast may be put around the area of the break to hold the bone in place while it . Casts are usually worn for one to two months. In some cases, instead of a cast, a made of plastic or metal will be secured over the area to restrict movement.

Bones need calcium and vitamin D to grow and reach their full . Keeping bones strong with exercise may also help prevent fractures, especially if you wear the right sports protection during activities. If you think elbow and knee might be restrictive, try wearing a cast.

And that's the VOA Special English Health Report, written by Caty Weaver. Transcripts of our reports are at voaspecialenglish.com. I'm Steve Ember.

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