Lesson 11 - Transportation
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- Read a newspaper article about a traffic accident.
- Write sentences about the accident in the past continuous.
- Write about a car accident on our blog.
English Reading Exercise
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The News Gazette
Monday, May 1st 25 cents
Four Witnesses, Four Different
Stories about Car Accident
Police are struggling to find out exactly what happened at the corner of Main Street and First Avenue yesterday because all of the witness tell a different story. The accident occurred late yesterday afternoon between a blue car and a red car.
An elderly woman was standing on the street corner when the accident happened. Police say that she reported that the red car was driving very fast and then stopped quickly when the traffic light changed. She blames the accident on the driver of the red car.
A man who was selling newspapers near where the accident happened claims, on the other hand, that the accident was the blue car's fault. He says that the driver in the blue car wasn't paying attention. When the red car stopped he didn't notice and he hit the red car.
A man who lives nearby was working in the yard when the accident happened. He said that he saw a dog run out into the street in front of the car. No other witnesses reported seeing a dog.
Also, a group of children were playing nearby but they say that they didn't see anything.
Police are busy sorting through evidence they collected at the scene as well as the conflicting witness reports. They hope to resolve the case soon.
Describe what these people were doing during the accident.
The elderly woman/stand on the street corner
Describe an accident that you saw (or that you saw on television or in a movie). Write on a paper or on our blog.
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