This is a download from BBC Learning English. To find out more, visit our website. 6 Minute English from BBC Learning English.com.authentic listening practice and six new items of vocabulary. I'm Dan…And I'm Neil. We'll be discussing dogs being used in cancer detection.Everything ok, Neil?I am so tired. One of my children is as sick as a dog. I didn't sleep all night long looking after them.As sick as a dog is an expression meaning very ill. I'm sorry to hear it. Try and hold on if you can.Don't worry. There's life in this old dog yet.Good. It's funny that you mention dogs because the UK's National Health Service is currently assessing whether dogs can be used to detect early stage prostate cancer.Amazing. Any success?Let me ask you in this week's question. In what percentage of cases were dogs able to detect the presence of cancer in urine? Is it a) 50%? b) 70%? c) 90%?I'm going to guess a) 50%.We'll find out later if you're right or wrong. So, Neil, I say dog, what do you think?A wet nose, four paws, which is what we call the feet of certain animals, a fluffy coat and a waggy tail? Man's best friend?
本文来自BBC Learning English。如需获得更多内容请访问我们的网站。BBC Learning English.com 英语六分钟节目。大家好，欢迎收听英语六分钟。该节目向你呈现有趣的话题，纯正的听力练习和单词来帮助你提高语言技能。我是丹。我是尼尔。在今天的节目中我们将讨论用于探测癌症的狗狗。一切还顺利吗，尼尔？我太累了。我的一个孩子病得很重。我整晚都没睡一直在照顾他们。As sick as a dog 是指病得很重。听到这个消息我很难过。尽可能的撑下去吧。别担心。生活中总会遇到这样的问题。好的。有趣的是，你提到了狗。因为英国国民医疗保健制度现在在测试狗狗能否用于探测早期的前列腺癌。太让人难以置信了。有成功的案例吗？我先问问你今天的问题吧。在多少比例的案例中，狗狗能够探测出尿液中存在癌症？a) 50%? b) 70%? c) 90%?我猜是a) 50%。稍后我们再看你的回答是否正确。尼尔，说说你对狗的印象吧？湿湿的鼻子，四只爪子，爪子是指某些动物的脚，蓬松的毛，还有一条摇晃的尾巴？它还是人类最好的朋友？