- crawl / rescue / edging his way / haul / clamber / go straight through the ice / get hold of
- the ice gave way / eggshell thin
- extremely dangerous / foolish act of bravery / be mad / the man could have been killed / could get trapped under the ice / not worth the risk / Frozen lakes and rivers are potential death traps
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." (creativepro.com) "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." (Neatorama)
ICE number = "an emergency phone number programmed in a mobile phone's
address book under the name ICE (in case of emergency)." (wordspy.com)
case of emergency (ICE) = "a program that enables first responders, such as paramedics,
and police officers, to identify victims and contact their next
of kin to obtain important medical information... (Wikipedia)
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." (met.police.uk)
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."
- VOCABULARY :
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
- PASSIVE VOICE :
was saved by... / being woken up by... / I was shocked / She was covered in soot / she was taken to hospital / she is being treated
- HAVE SOMETHING DONE :
he had not had the chimney swept. (BBC)
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 (BBC)
Housewith 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"
Vocabulary!(Frankie Meehan - tesoltasks.com)
"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."
and rescue. "Have a look at the article, story, word game, cartoon,
poll, trivia and links." (British Council)
good is your nose?- a lesson plan : Intermediate
- Upper-Intermediate - (english-to-go.com)
- about dogs and drugs / land mines
INTERACTIVE games :
Tox Mystery - interactive
"Learn about household chemical hazards." (toxmystery.nlm.nih.gov)
safety game(halloweenmagazine.com) "If you are going to go door to door trick-or-treating, you
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)."
Smoke Without a Fireby 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"
Jeopardyby 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)
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..."
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." (YouTube)
Danger Zone - It’s an ad for Old Spice Danger Zone(YouTube)
Stay Calm, Dad "A 5-year-old talks on the phone with 911 while her dad is having difficultly breathing. Don't leave too soon. This little girl is not only smart, but very funny." On YouTube too. (maniacworld.com)
Call 911: Home Invasion- UPDATED
"An injured woman is alarmed as her dogs suddenly begin barking. She calls 911 as a precaution only to find that she'll need their help now more than ever!" (investigation.discovery.com)
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.)" (YouTube)