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(Updated on 12/02/2013)

Related pages :

Beach signs Safety Terrorism in the USA
Catastrophes / Accidents Safety on the web The future
Dangerous dogs Smoking


Facts :




  • Danger Around Every Corner
    "There are many ways to teach children to be careful and avoid danger. One of them involves a strong dose of fear."

    "These scans of an old safety booklet for children called It’s Great to be Alive! are full of gruesome injuries that befall careless bicycle riders,
    pedestrians, and kids at play."


  • Toddler trapped in lolly machine after climbing in for sweets
    "An Australian toddler was so determined to help himself to sweets from a lolly machine that he climbed through the tiny dispensing hatch, ending up imprisoned inside four walls of glass."


  • ICE number :

    • ICE number
      = "an emergency phone number programmed in a mobile phone's
      address book under the name ICE (in case of emergency)."



    • In case of emergency (ICE)
      = "a program that enables first responders, such as paramedics, firefighters,
      and police officers, to identify victims and contact their next of kin to obtain important medical information...





  • Metropolitan Police - Young people
    "This part of the site specifically targets the youth of London, delivering useful guidance on crime prevention and how to stay safe. The site also offers advice such as what to do if your mobile phone is stolen or if you are being bullied."



  • Do's and Don'ts of 9-1-1 - - UPDATED
    "In general, 9-1-1 is an emergency number for any police, fire or medical incident."


Pictures :





  • Careful!


  • Danger :


Vocabulary :





Stories :

  • US girl survives 14-storey fall
    "A 12-year-old girl who fell 14 floors down a chimney in her apartment block in New York was saved by a pile of soot at the bottom."
    1) apartment block in New York / building / storey / soot / basement furnace / rooftop / brick chimney (not) swept / platform / ladder / narrow flue / boiler room /
    the bottom of the shaft
    2) People : A 12-year-old girl / The building's janitor / a visiting cousin / father / emergency services / fire-fighters / fire Lt / fire officials / reporters
    3) Parts of the body : head / back / hand / hip
    4) Action verbs : fell into / landed / had taken a visiting cousin up to the rooftop / went up to the rooftop / climbed up / reached / plunged down /
    to get access to / went down head first / opened a metal door / poking out of the soot / jumped back / she was taken to...
    5) Speaking : described her survival as... / said / alerted / screamed / told
    was saved by... / being woken up by... / I was shocked / She was covered in soot / she was taken to hospital / she is being treated
    he had not had the chimney swept.



Listening :


  • Asking for help in an emergency
    "In this programme, we find out how to ask for help in an emergency and look at some of the language we might hear.
    When you've listened to the programme, don't forget to practise what you've learned with the quiz ...!

    - with the script


INTERACTIVE exercises :


  • Problems - Drag and drop game - interactive (




  • Safe firework fun - Read the story and play the game.
    Activity created by: Renée Maufroid


  • Safety - with SOUND (
  • House - Electrical safety (Frankenstein's Lightning Laboratory) -
    "Click on the characters to find out what they are doing wrong."
  • Safety House with categories of household danger -
    "Explore room by room
    with short, interactive popup windows that inform on :
    injury prevention - carbon dioxide - fire hazards - poisons - lead poison"


Exercises TO PRINT :

  • Firearms Safety - Matching exercise (

  • Pedestrian Safety - Matching exercise (

  • Safety in the Home - text with symbols (

  • Explosive Vocabulary! (Frankie Meehan -
    "The vocabulary used for talking about fire, explosions, natural disasters etc. is often used to talk about other kinds of problems as well. Look at the examples ... and work out what two things are being compared."

Lesson plans :


  • Survival and rescue.
    "Have a look at the article, story, word game, cartoon, poll, trivia and links."
    (British Council)


  • How good is your nose? - a lesson plan : Intermediate - Upper-Intermediate - (
    - about dogs and drugs / land mines



  • Tox Mystery - interactive
    "Learn about household chemical hazards."



  • Halloween safety game (
    "If you are going to go door to door trick-or-treating, you should play.
    First, you will read the Safety Guidelines for Halloween.
    As you begin your journey, you will be given 2 or more choices. Choose the safest thing to do.
    It's fun and easy, (if you pay attention)."



Games TO PRINT :

  • Fire Safety - word search ( - UPDATED



Cartoons : (Si le lien est inaccessible, enregistrer l'image pour obtenir la taille initiale.)


Cell phones may cause cancer ?
"This cartoon by Gary Markstein
from the Copley News Service relates
to a recent World Health
Organization press release
saying that using a cell phone may
raise the risk of developing cancer




A road hog ( = "un chauffard")


A problem


I was watching a TV show on my IPOD


I was first

A gas leak

A picnic...
+ Picture 1 + Picture 2
+ Picture 3 + Picture 4

(Armelle Meyer - Ac. Bordeaux)





Posters :



Idioms and Proverbs :

  • No Smoke Without a Fire by Bad Company :
    "Oh, there's no smoke without a fire, and there's no heat without a flame
    Oh, there's no love without desire, but I won't play your games"
  • Jeopardy by Skyclad :
    "In jeopardy - welcome to the lion's den,
    We skate on thin ice - dice with death"
    (to put your head in the lion's den)



Songs :

  • Steve Irwin Tribute - Wildest Things in the World (YouTube)
    The lyrics are below the video on YouTube.
    "My dad taught me from a very early age
    Be at one with the snake
    Feel it son! And I am...
    I gotta push it to the limit
    Danger, Danger, Danger..."



  • No Smoke Without a Fire by Bad Company :
    "Oh, there's no smoke without a fire, and there's no heat without a flame
    Oh, there's no love without desire, but I won't play your games"
  • Jeopardy by Skyclad :
    "In jeopardy - welcome to the lion's den,
    We skate on thin ice - dice with death"
    (to put your head in the lion's den)


Flash movies :

  • Smoking : Philip Morris can't hide - a Flash movie (YouTube) - UPDATED



Videos :




  • Dangers of Texting While Walking
    "On city streets and in shopping centers, there is usually someone strolling while talking on a phone, texting with his head down.
    The problem isn't as widely discussed as distracted driving, but the danger is real."



  • Danger Zone -  It’s an ad for Old Spice Danger Zone  (YouTube)


  • SAVE ME!!!
    Animation trouvée sur YouTube Play  - collaboration entre YouTube et le Musée Guggenheim





  • Think! - Three Strikes (pre-9pm version)
    "Brand new 2008 public information film.
    We see how a man was killed in a car crash because, with no seatbelt to stop him, his internal organs kept travelling forward.

    This is a "clean" version of the film with no blood or gore, and is shown before 9pm (the so-called "watershed" for mature content in the UK.)"

    Think! - Three Strikes (post 9 version) - FOR TEACHERS (




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