Practice English Speaking&Listening with: Help Me! I Can't Shut My Mouth! - Bizarre ER - BBC Three

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First, we're heading to Northampton General, where slack-jawed student, Holly Thompson

has arrived at A&E, completely unable to close her gaping gob.

As Holly can't really talk right now, probably best we tell you how she got here.

Holly was at college, enjoying a particularly riveting lesson of government and politics.

Uninspired by the political ponderings, Holly opened wide for a yawn.

Her massive mouth manoeuvre caused her jaw to dislocate, leaving her unable to close

her cake-hole.

Literally speechless, Holly frantically nudged her classmate.

Try as she might, she couldn't help Holly shut her mouth, and the pair had no choice

but to interrupt the lesson.

After a quick visit to the school nurse, who also failed to help our heroine.

It was decided that Holly and her jangling jaw should head to A&E.

My names Ejiro, I'm one of the doctors.

Obviously I can see your mouth's stopping open.

Has this happened to you before?

No, I...


So it has happened before?

Yeah like- kind of.


Holly's floppy chops might look funny, but they're no laughing matter.

It can be quite serious, because you can't eat, you can't really drink, and you get dehydrated.

But, again it's quite painful as well.

Fortunately, Dr. Ejiro has a plan that draws on the latest, cutting-edge technology.

She's going to stuff Holly's mouth with small splints, that look a bit like lolly sticks.

It might seem bizarre, but there's method in the madness.

I don't want it to hurt.

By keeping Holly's mouth wedged open with wood, the jaw muscles will get tired, unlock,

and allow the doctor to click her laughing gear back into place.

Feels fine?

Feels funny?


It usually does.

Actually, I can get one more in.

That's a jaw-dropping 26 little lolly sticks holding Holly's mouth open.

All Holly has to do now, is wait for the wooden sticks to work their magic.

Time to see if jamming Holly full of lolly's has done the job.

There's only two rules for this, one is that you relax and two is that you don't bite me.

That's it.

As Dr. Ejiro manoeuvres the mouth, there's a chance Holly's nashers will clamp down hard

on her hand.

The doctor's digits are safe, and Holly's jaw is back where it should be.

Was it painful?


It just aches a bit.

It will do, because it's been out of joint for a little while.

I would avoid yawning too wide, anything like that because it's a bit unstable at the moment.

Now that Holly can close her cake-hole, it's time to head home and she's even got a souvenir

of splints for the mantle.

Honestly, the things people will do to get out of double politics.

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