Her Breast Lost in Vain
1. Guess the meanings of the following words and phrases ( Don‟t rely on dictionary!
Guess from the context) and make sentences.
Phrasal verb meaning Your sentence
1. die of
2. turn out
3. thanks to
5. make up for
6. talk sb down
7. reduce the odds
2. The article ended with a Joanne‟s quote „ At least, she said, “ they‟re making
their own decision.” What is she implying here? Why does the author pick this
line for the ending of this article. What is the author‟s attitude towards Joanne‟s
3. After reading Joanne‟s story, do you think it is purely the doctor‟s fault? Should
she bear part of the responsibilities?
4. Recently news about medical blunders can be heard from time to time. For
example, a pregnant woman died after an emergency Caesarean Section at Baptist
Hospital; a new-born baby‟s bone was found broken, etc. What is your view on