欲加强难度还请移步《地道美语听力播客（快速版）》 Russ:Why are you wheezing like that?
Cheryl:I'm not wheezing. I'm just a little short of breath.
My lungs feel like they've closed up.
Russ:Maybe you should get that checked out. You could have asthma.
Cheryl:Do you really think so?
My nasal passages have been stopped up, so I just thought I had a bad cold.
My sinuses hurt, too.
Russ:I'm not a doctor, but you may have something more serious, maybe bronchitis or pneumonia.
You need a chest x-ray or something.
Cheryl:Wow, so this could be something really serious?
Russ:Why do you sound hopeful that you have a serious condition?
Cheryl:I'm not. That would be stupid.
Russ:And yet, you sounded positively giddy that you might be laid up for a couple of weeks.
Does this have anything to do with your upcoming business trip to Abrahamville?
Cheryl:If you had to go to Abrahamville, wouldn't you wish for an out, too—any out?