An older gentleman was on the operating table awaiting surgery…. he had insisted that his son, a renowned surgeon, perform the operation.

As he was about to get the anesthesia, he asked to speak to his son.

‘Yes, Dad, what is it? ‘

‘Don’t be nervous, son; do your best and just remember, if it doesn’t go well, and something happens to me, your mother is going to come and live with you and your wife….’

Vocabulary Help

  • awaiting – aguardando
  • do your best – faça o melhor que puder
  • go well – ir bem
  • happen – acontecer
  • live with you – morar com você
  • mother – mãe
  • older gentleman – mais velho, idoso
  • remember – lembrar
  • renowned surgeon – cirurgião renomado
  • son – filho
  • speak (speak, spoke, spoken) – falar
  • surgery – cirurgia
  • wife – esposa