Aprenda lendo - Inglês - 08/04/2011

The idiot report
I am a medical student currently doing a rotation in toxicology at the poison control center. Today, this woman called in very upset because she caught her little daughter eating ants. I quickly reassured her that the ants are not harmful and there would be no need to bring her daughter into the hospital. She calmed down and at the end of the conversation happened to mention that she gave her daughter some ant poison to eat in order to kill the ants.
I told her that she better bring her daughter into the emergency room right away.

Vocabulary Help
ant - formiga
ant poison - veneno de formiga
bring (bring, brought, brought) - trazer
calm down - acalmar
catch (catch, caught, caught) - pegar
eat (eat, ate, eaten) - comer
give (give, gave, given) - dar
harmful - prejudicial
ir order to - de forma a
kill - matar
little daughter - filhinha
need - necessidade
poison - veneno
reassure - tranquilizar
right away - imediatamente
tell (tell, told, told) - dizer
upset - chateada


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