An elderly man was on the operating table, about to be operated on by his son, a famous surgeon. Just before they put him under, he asked to speak to his son:

“Don’t be nervous, boy, just do your best and just remember, if it doesn’t go well, if something happens to me your mother is going to come and live with you and your family.”

Vocabulary Help

  • elderly man – homem idoso
  • if something happens to me – se algo me acontecer
  • mother – mãe
  • operating table – mesa de cirurgia
  • remember – lembrar
  • son – filho
  • speak (speak, spoke, spoken) – falar
  • surgeon – cirurgião