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52 - Giving directions to colleagues

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In the following clip, the nurse gives specific and detailed directions to the new porter.

The nurse recommends that the porter walk down the stairs rather than taking the lift, as the lift can take a long time to arrive.

The expression 'quite a bit' means a long period of time. "You sometimes have to wait quite a bit for the lift, if it's busy."

"No worries" is an informal expression meaning 'don't worry'.

"Be back in a tick" is an informal expression meaning to return in a short period of time - quickly.

Medical words: ward

Possible problematic words: entrance, straight, corridor, through, stairs, flight, suggest, exercise, busy, fella, ought, manage, lift, envelope, extension, favour, owe, worries, tick

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