IELTS Preparation Series 1, Episode 11: Recount in the Past
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Hello. I'm Margot Politis. Welcome to Study English, IELTS preparation.
Today we're going to look at ways to talk about something that's happened in the past,
and we'll also have a look at ways to form compound and complex sentences.
First, we're going to listen to a woman talk about a dramatic event in her past. Four years
ago, she had a stroke - a blood vessel burst in her brain.
Here's what happened to her:
A stroke is whereby the blood supply to the brain is cut off. The major signs of having
had a stroke that most people would equate with is weakness, so paralysis of an arm,
leg or face. In others it can be a loss of speech or inability to communicate. Others
may have loss of vision or a combination of all those things.
I was just so physically fit and also emotionally I was on top of the world. I had a really
good job at that time, and I was getting married.
I just felt terribly nauseous and I woke up with pins and needles down one side of my
leg, and then it worked its way up towards my arm and across.
I was just immobile. I couldn't move. I couldn't walk. I was paralysed on this side of my body.
Simone is telling her story. She is giving a recount of what happened to her and how
she was affected.
A recount is a story about past events, usually in the order in which they occur.
Let's take another look at a clip from today's episode. Listen for the past tense verbs in