Listen to to the audio, and try to identify when possessives were used.
Questions: Why did he put off going to the dentist? How many cavities did he have? Who is a professional baker?
My roommate’s baking (the baking of my roommate), health of my teeth (my teeth’s health), the tooth’s nerve (the nerve of my tooth), the dentist’s assistant (the assistant of the dentist), my roommate’s father (the father of my roommate), his wife’s bakery (the bakery of his wife).
He put off going to the dentist because he hates going to the dentist. He only had one cavity. His roommate’s father is a professional baker.
I finally went to the dentist last week. I had been putting it off, because I hate going to the dentist. But I really needed to go. All my roommate’s baking finally gave me a cavity. To my surprise, I only had one. The dentist said the overall health of my teeth is great, but I should floss more regularly. But only one cavity is a success for me, given how many sweets I eat. The tooth’s nerve was inflamed, but apparently not enough to justify a root canal. The dentist’s assistant just had a root canal done, and still couldn’t chew on her tooth properly. I was glad my tooth only needed a filling. Maybe I should eat less sugar and floss more often, but is one cavity really worth giving up sweets? My roommate’s father is a professional baker, so he often brings baked goods from his and his wife’s bakery. Who can say no to free sweets?
to put off – to delay doing something, especially because you do not want to do it
to floss – clean between (one’s teeth) with dental floss
to justify – show or prove to be right or reasonable
cavity – a decayed part of a tooth
root canal – a procedure to replace infected pulp in a root canal with an inert material