Read the conversation between a doctor and her patient.
Patient: Hello, Dr. Smith. How are you?
Doctor: I’m fine, thanks. What seems to be the problem?
Patient: Basically, I injured my elbow playing basketball.
Doctor: Yes, it looks swollen.
Patient: I hope it’s not serious. We have a big game this Saturday.
Doctor: Well, let me see. Does it hurt if I squeeze here?
Patient: Ouch! Yes. That’s quite painful
Doctor: I’m afraid you’ve sprained your elbow.
Patient: Is it bad?
Doctor: You’re not going to be able to play in the game on Saturday. Instead, I want you to ice your elbow for twenty minutes twice a day.
Patient: For how long?
Doctor: If it still hurts in a week, come back and see me again.
to be able essere in grado
to be swollen essere gonfiato
to hurt; to injure ferirsi; farsi male; ferire; far male; dolere
to ice mettere il ghiaccio
to sprain slogare; storcere
to squeeze comprimere