A man went back to his doctor to get the results of tests he had done a week earlier. The doctor told him he had some good news and some bad news.

The patient said: “OK, what’s the good news?”

The doctor replied: “You have 24 hours to live.”

The patient gasped and said: “If that’s the good news, what could possibly be the bad news?”

The doctor said: “The bad news is that I should have told you yesterday!”

Vocabulary Help

  • gasp – engasgar
  • news – notícias
  • tell (tell, told, told) – contar, dizer
  • week – semana