OET Listening Practice: Engaging with Listening Bits
Listen to the audio and comment on your answer.
Why the narrator is emphasizing the importance of seeking medical help?
a) To prevent life-threatening risks.
b) Untreated aneurysms can cause internal bleeding.
c) Address warning signs for timely care.
- a) To prevent life-threatening risks.
In the paragraph, the narrator mentions that abdominal aortic aneurysms and thoracic aortic aneurysms, if left untreated, can cause serious risks, including internal bleeding, potentially leading to life-threatening consequences. The passage also describes aneurysms as a ticking time bomb, emphasizing the urgency to seek medical help to prevent the rupture of these aneurysms and the subsequent risks they pose. Therefore, the narrator is emphasizing the importance of seeking medical help to prevent life-threatening risks associated with aortic aneurysms. Option (a) reflects this emphasis.
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