新概念英语－听录音，并回答问题Why did Mr. Gilbert telephone Dr. Millington?
新概念英语 - 小编笔记
新概念英语 - 教材原文
While John Gilbert was in hospital, he asked his doctor to tell him whether his operation had been successful, but the doctor refused to do so.
He had no sooner returned than he bought a house and went to live there. Almost immediately he began to complain about the weather, for even though it was still summer, it rained continually and it was often bitterly cold.
When the doctor answered the phone, Mr. Gilbert said he was inquiring about a certain patient, a Mr. John Gilbert.
He asked if Mr. Gilbert's operation had been successful and the doctor told him that it had been. He then asked when Mr. Gilbert would be allowed to go home and the doctor told him that he would have to stay in hosptial for another two weeks.
Then Dr. Millington asked the caller if he was a relative of the patient. 'No,' the patient answered, 'I am Mr. John Gilbert.'
新概念英语－单词和短语operation n. 手术
successful adj. 成功的
following adj. 下一个
patient n. 病人
alone adj. 独自的
exchange n. （电话的）交换台
inquire v. 询问，打听
certain adj. 某个
caller n. 打电话的人
relative n. 亲戚