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ESL 327: The Dead Pedestrian


ESL 327: The Dead Pedestrian


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She was 31 years old, a seamstress and the mother of two children. Her husband is a mechanic. On a sunny morning, Vicky was walking to work. While in the crosswalk at Wilshire and Hamilton near Koreatown, Vicky was run over by a yellow school bus. An eyewitness said that the driver was laughing and talking on his cell phone. The bus was empty. Instead of stopping, the driver continued driving as if nothing had happened.

"How could he just drive away?" said the witness. "I ran over there to help the woman. She was quiet and still. There was a little blood under her nose. I thought she was just unconscious. The paramedics arrived; they tried to revive her, but then they just covered her body with a sheet. One of them said that she probably died instantly."

Police had to notify Vicky's husband. He and Vicky had been in love since they were 16. His parents are dead; Vicky's parents live in her home country. He is now without his wife and his best friend. Their tenth anniversary was only a week away. Their plans for a house and a future were now finished. After dealing with his own grief, he had to somehow present the terrible news to their two children.

The police found the bus parked a few blocks from the accident scene. The driver was gone. He had been transporting people to the annual Earth Day festival in Koreatown. About 30,000 people usually attend this event. A police spokesman said that the driver would be charged with murder. "If we could charge him with ‘destroying a happy family,' we'd do that, too," the spokesman said.

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*Vocabulary:

• accident:
• anniversary:
• annual:
• block:
• crosswalk:
• destroy:
• eyewitness:
• festival:
• grief:
• instantly:
• mechanic:
• murder:
• notify:
• paramedic:
• pedestrian:
• present:
• revive:
• scene:
• seamstress :
• sheet:
• transport:
• unconscious:
• witness:

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*Yes/No-Questions:

• Was Vicky the mother of two children?

• Was her husband a cook?

• Did she get run over in the crosswalk?

• Was she run over by a yellow city bus?

• Was the driver laughing and talking on his cell phone?

• Was the bus full of school kids?

• Did the driver stop to see what had happened?

• Did the witness run over to help Vicky?

• Did the witness think that Vicky was dead?

• Did the paramedics cover her body with a sheet?

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*Fill in blanks:

She was 31 years old, a seamstress and ____ mother of two children. Her husband is a ____ . On a sunny morning, Vicky was walking to ____ . While in the crosswalk at Wilshire and Hamilton ____ Koreatown, Vicky was run over by a yellow bus. An eyewitness said that the driver was ____ and talking on his cell phone. The bus ____ empty. Instead of stopping, the driver continued driving ____ if nothing had happened.

“How could he just ____ away?” said the witness. “I ran over there ____ help the woman. She was quiet and still. ____ was a little blood under her nose. I ____ she was just unconscious. The paramedics arrived; they____ to revive her, but then they just covered ____ body with a sheet. One of them said ____ she probably died instantly.”

Police had to notify ____ ’s husband. He and Vicky had been in love ____ they were 16. His parents are dead; Vicky’s ____ live in her home country. He is now ____ his wife and his best friend. Their tenth ____ was only a week away. Their plans for ____ house and a future were now finished. After ____ with his own grief, he had to somehow ____ the terrible news to their two children.

The ____ found the bus parked a few blocks from____ accident scene. The driver was gone. He had ____ transporting people to the annual Earth Day festival ____ Koreatown. About 30,000 people usually attend this event. ____ police spokesman said that the driver would be ____ with murder. “If we could charge him with ‘____ a happy family,’ we’d do that, too,” the ____ said.

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*Translate into Vietnamese:

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ESL 327: The Dead Pedestrian

*Vocabulary:

• accident: tai nạn
• anniversary: kỷ niệm
• annual: hàng năm
• block: khu phố, dãy nhà
• crosswalk: băng qua đường
• destroy: phá huỷ
• eyewitness: nhân chứng thấy
• festival: lễ hội
• grief: đau buồn
• instantly: ngay lập tức
• mechanic: cơ khí
• murder: giết người
• notify: ghi nhận
• paramedic: y tế
• pedestrian: khách bộ hành
• present: quà
• revive: hồi sinh
• scene: cảnh
• seamstress : cô thợ may
• sheet: tấm vải
• transport: chở
• unconscious: bất tỉnh
• witness: nhân chứng

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*Yes/No-Questions:

• Was Vicky the mother of two children? Yes

• Was her husband a cook? No

• Did she get run over in the crosswalk? Yes

• Was she run over by a yellow city bus? No

• Was the driver laughing and talking on his cell phone? Yes

• Was the bus full of school kids? No

• Did the driver stop to see what had happened? No

• Did the witness run over to help Vicky? Yes

• Did the witness think that Vicky was dead? No

• Did the paramedics cover her body with a sheet? Yes

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*Fill in blanks:

She was 31 years old, a seamstress and __the__ mother of two children. Her husband is a __mechanic__ . On a sunny morning, Vicky was walking to __work__ . While in the crosswalk at Wilshire and Hamilton __near__ Koreatown, Vicky was run over by a yellow bus. An eyewitness said that the driver was __laughing__ and talking on his cell phone. The bus __was__ empty. Instead of stopping, the driver continued driving __as__ if nothing had happened.

“How could he just ____drive__ away?” said the witness. “I ran over there __to__ help the woman. She was quiet and still. ____There__ was a little blood under her nose. I ____thought__ she was just unconscious. The paramedics arrived; they____tried__ to revive her, but then they just covered __her__ body with a sheet. One of them said _that___ she probably died instantly.”

Police had to notify ____Vicky__ ’s husband. He and Vicky had been in love ____since__ they were 16. His parents are dead; Vicky’s ____parent__ live in her home country. He is now ____without__ his wife and his best friend. Their tenth ____anniversary__ was only a week away. Their plans for _a___ house and a future were now finished. After ____dealing__ with his own grief, he had to somehow ____present__ the terrible news to their two children.

The ____police__ found the bus parked a few blocks from__the__ accident scene. The driver was gone. He had ____been__ transporting people to the annual Earth Day festival ___in_ Koreatown. About 30,000 people usually attend this event. __A__ police spokesman said that the driver would be ____charged__ with murder. “If we could charge him with ‘__‘__destroying__ a happy family,’ we’d do that, too,” the ____spokesmen__ said.

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Translate into Vietnamese:

Người khách bộ hành bị tai nạn chết

Cô ấy 31 tuổi, một cô thợ may và là mẹ của hai đứa con. Chồng cô là thợ cơ khí. Vào một ngày nắng, Vicky đi bộ đến chổ làm. Khi băng qua đường Wilshire và Hamilton gần phố Hàn, Vicky bị xe buýt trường học màu vàng cán. Một nhân chứng trông thấy tài xế vừa cười vừa nói chuyện qua điện thoại cầm tay. Xe buýt trống. Thay vì ngừng lại, tài xế tiếp tục lái như chẳng có gì xảy ra.

"Làm sao hắn có thể chạy như vậy được?" Nhân chứng nói. Tôi chạy lại đó giúp cô ấy. Cô nằm yên và vẫn sống. Có một ít máu mũi. Tôi nghĩ cô ấy chỉ bất tỉnh. Nhân viên y tế đến; họ cố cứu sống cô ấy, nhưng rồi họ chỉ phủ người cô ấy bằng một tấm vải. Một trong bọn họ nói có thể cô ấy đã chết tức khắc."

Cảnh sát báo cho chồng của Vicky. Anh ấy và Vicky đã yêu nhau từ lúc 16 tuổi. Cha mẹ anh ấy đã chết; còn cha mẹ Vicky thì sống ở nước khác. Anh ấy giờ đây mất vợ và người bạn tốt nhất của mình. Lễ kỷ niệm mười năm của họ chỉ mới tuần rồi. Dự án cho căn nhà và một tương lai của họ giờ đây chấm hết. Sau khi phải giải quyết nổi buồn của mình, anh còn phải báo tin khủng khiếp này như thế nào với hai con của mình.

Cảnh sát tìm thấy chiếc xe buýt đậu cách hiện trường tai nạn vài dãy nhà. Tài xế đã đi mất. Anh đã chở người ta đến lễ kỷ niệm ngày Trái Đất ở phố Hàn. Khoảng 30,000 người thường xuyên tham dự sự kiện này. Cảnh sát nói tài xế có thể bị buộc tội giết người. "Nếu chúng ta có thể buộc tội hắn ta "phá hại một gia đình hạnh phúc," chúng tôi cũng sẽ làm như thế," người phát ngôn nói.

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. 2.A Haircut
. 3.The Yardman
. 4.Grab Your Umbrellas
. 5.Shopping for Bargains
. 6.Horses to Ride
. 7.A Shower Injury
. 8.Pete's Sharp Knife
. 9.A Good Sandwich
. 10.Sara's Upset Stomach
. 11.Please Marry Me!
. 12.Laundry Day
. 13.A Noisy Neighbor
. 14.The New Realtor
. 15.The Fire Alarm
. 16.Eddie's Short Visit
. 17.Carbon Monoxide
. 18.A Visit to Asia
. 19.School Boys
. 20.The Loose Button
. 21.The Pile of Paper
. 22.Brushing and Flossing
. 23.Raising the Kids
. 24.A Clean Toilet Bowl
. 25.A Love Letter
. 26.A Bird Attacks
. 27.A Daytime Robbery
. 28.Trick or Treat
. 29.The Motorcycle Rider
. 30.Spock Saves His Dad
. 31.Provider Overbills Customer
. 32.The Breakup
. 33.Famous Model Dies
. 34.Shopping Carts Everywhere
. 35.Four Slit Throats
. 36.Does Garlic Mean Garlic?
. 37.A Jealous Girlfriend
. 38.Towns Hit by Snowstorms
. 39.Another Jealous Girlfriend
. 40.She Loves Her Son
. 41.The Doctor’s Exam
. 42.Hospitals Can Make You Sick
. 43.English Is So Hard
. 44.Hollywood Stars and Tourists
. 45.GEICO’s TV Lizard
. 46.Law and Order in LA
. 47.Destruction of Iraq
. 48.Have You Seen This Man?
. 49.LA Traffic Report
. 50.LA Radio News


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. 52.Her First Driving Accident
. 53.You’re Not a Good Principal
. 54.I’ve Got You Covered
. 55.Paris Goes to Jail in LA
. 56.A Year with No TV
. 57.Let’s Buy Some Paint
. 58.I Need Water for My Clients
. 59.Putting Bunny to Sleep
. 60.Where Is That Darn Battery?
. 61.If You Really Love Me…
. 62.The Wedding Gift (1)
. 63.The Wedding Gift (2)
. 64.Does a Tiger Change Its Stripes?
. 65.No Place Like an Open House
. 66."We Could Have All Died!"
. 67.It’s the Thought that Counts
. 68.Who Ordered the Scallops?
. 69.You’re Not My Daddy
. 70.Let He Who Is Without Sin…
. 71.Shopping at the 99 Cents Store
. 72.Betting Big in Vegas
. 73.Priced to Sell!
. 74.The Handyman Comes
. 75.A Woman Has Needs
. 76.A Hot Day and a Cool Pool
. 77.Up, Up, and Away
. 78.Man's Best Friend
. 79.Six Feet Under
. 80.An Unhappy Worker
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. 82.It’s a Small World
. 83.Suspicious Shoppers
. 84.Death Is Part of Life
. 85.Tagger Shoots Woman
. 86.Crime on the Rise
. 87.Too Soft on Crime
. 88.Pluto Chases Kid
. 89.In Harm’s Way
. 90."Semper Buy"
. 91.A Little Respect, Please
. 92.A Dream from Beyond-1
. 93.A Dream from Beyond-2
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. 95.No Doughnuts for Old Folks
. 96.It’s Just Business
. 97.A Walk in the Wild
. 98.Elvis Is Alive and Well
. 99.Bad Weed, Bad Call
. 100.Shark Attack


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. 102.Interstate Bridge Collapses
. 103.Stop Selling Those Bunnies
. 104.Actor Tries to Kill Himself
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. 106.E.Coli Is Everywhere
. 107.Influenza
. 108.The Hospital Orderly-1
. 109.The Hospital Orderly-2
. 110.Flower Power
. 111.Dog Inherits Millions
. 112.Man Holds Staff Hostage
. 113.Young Boy Defends Sister
. 114.Remember Me?
. 115.The Way to a Man’s Heart
. 116.Sail Around the World
. 117.New Dog-Barking Law
. 118.Man Flies in Lawn Chair-1
. 119.Man Flies in Lawn Chair-2
. 120.Cleaning a Dirty Plate
. 121.Her Driving Lesson
. 122.Hurricane Dean
. 123.Adventurer Disappears
. 124.Nursing Student Disappears
. 125.The Lovely Banana
. 126.Smells like Chicken
. 127.The Wedding-1
. 128.The Wedding-2
. 129.The Waiter
. 130.Your Country Thanks You
. 131.D.B.Cooper Lives On-1
. 132.D.B.Cooper Lives On-2
. 133.I’m No Alcoholic!
. 134.48 Homes Burn Down-1
. 135.48 Homes Burn Down-2
. 136.Drought Attacks Georgia
. 137.A Bad MRI Experience
. 138.Body in a Barrel-1
. 139.Body in a Barrel-2
. 140.Red Meat, Gray Water
. 141.All Bite, No Bark
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. 143.Tiger Kills Two Men-2
. 144.Red Flowers Make Her See Red
. 145.The Starbucks Robbery
. 146.The Argument-1
. 147.The Argument-2
. 148.The Toilet Tank-1
. 149.The Toilet Tank-2
. 150.Santa Was Molested




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. 152.Police Arrest Fire-Starters
. 153.Get out of "Jail"-1
. 154.Get out of "Jail"-2
. 155.New Year Celebrations
. 156.$50K to Waitress-1
. 157.$50K to Waitress-2
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. 166.A Hole in Her Ear-1
. 167.A Hole in Her Ear-2
. 168.The Drugs Keep Coming
. 169.Missing Husband-1
. 170.Missing Husband-2
. 171.Don’t Get Mad-Get Even
. 172.The Christmas Gift-1
. 173.The Christmas Gift-2
. 174.The Haircut-1
. 175.The Haircut-2
. 176.The Robbery at the Mall-1
. 177.The Robbery at the Mall-2
. 178.The Driving Lesson-1
. 179.The Driving Lesson-2
. 180.The Move to Georgia-1
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. 182.I’ll Get a Job in a Restaurant
. 183.A Cleaner River-1
. 184.A Cleaner River-2
. 185.The Spitter
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. 187.Kill Those Flies-2
. 188.The Oil Change-1
. 189.The Oil Change-2
. 190.Boy Starts Huge Fire
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. 194.Jury Service in California
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. 196.The Rude Golfer-2
. 197.Man Invents Toilet for Cars
. 198.Monkeys Cause Man’s Death
. 199.The Light Eater-1
. 200.The Light Eater-2


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. 204.Driver Loses Mabel, Finds Jail
. 205.Jerry Decided To Buy a Gun
. 206.Freeway Chase
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. 214.Water Under the Sink-2
. 215.Theft Occurs Everywhere
. 216.Eggs and a Bunny
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. 222.Hit-and-Run Charge
. 223.Gasoline Prices Hit Record High
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. 226.Happy and Unhappy Renters
. 227.Pulling Out Nine Tons of Trash
. 228.Cloning Pets
. 229.Rentals at the Oceanside
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. 237.Bathtub Blues
. 238.Blood Drive at Civic Center
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. 242.Immigration Goes Online
. 243.Jimmy Fixes His Door
. 244.Needs a New Air-Conditioner
. 245.Man Gets 12 Years for Fraud
. 246.Man Shoots Up Post Office
. 247.Murals Are Over 200 Years Old
. 248.Pier Collapses
. 249.Cameras in Police Cars
. 250.A School Girl Sues Her School


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. 252.Boy Drowns in Neighbor's Pool
. 253.Woman Dies in House Fire
. 254.Plane Crashes into House
. 255.Fishing for Girls
. 256.Shot Next to Christmas Tree
. 257.Stabbed Outside Nightclub
. 258.Fishing Boat Sinks
. 259.The Mysterious Carport Stain
. 260.Lies About Winning Lottery
. 261.Victory Dance Leads to Death
. 262.Eat Your Vegetables
. 263.Honk if You're in a Hurry
. 264.The Man Who Loved Women
. 265.How to Get out of Jury Duty
. 266.The Way to a Man’s Heart
. 267.Female Seeks Mature Male
. 268.Let’s Go Fishing
. 269.Train Wreck “Frees” Cows
. 270.Valuable Guitar Found
. 271.Stepmother Kills Herself
. 272.Beautiful Teacher Smiles
. 273.Are Criminals Taking Over LA?
. 274.Police Arrest Happy Van Driver
. 275.Say Your Prayers
. 276.The Final Phone Call
. 277.Almost Perfect Children
. 278.There Goes the Neighborhood!
. 279.Let’s Go to Vegas!
. 280.Squirrel Attacks Woman
. 281.To Save His Baby
. 282.English Is Confusing
. 283.Pump Up the Tires
. 284.Don’t Go Swimming
. 285.The Park That Went to the Dogs
. 286.Can You Spare a Carburetor?
. 287.Golf Like a Girl
. 288.Take Me Out to the Ball Game
. 289.Take This Job and Shove It
. 290.Where Did That Book Go?
. 291.When You’ve Got Your Health
. 292.That ‘New Car’ Smell
. 293.Inviting Poor Student to Dinner
. 294.When I'm in the Bathroom
. 295.It Was an Old, Worthless Clock
. 296.Five-Finger Discount on Candy
. 297.Collecting Seashells
. 298.At the Store Entrance
. 299.We Will See the World
. 300.Get Me a Caffe Latte




. 301.The Slow Computer-1
. 302.The Slow Computer-2
. 303.The Careful Reader
. 304.Avoid the Flu
. 305.Magician Attracts Women
. 306.US Border Patrol
. 307.Car Shopping in California
. 308.Happy Anniversary
. 309.“Read All about It!”
. 310.A Factory Worker
. 311.Bad Pork
. 312.Don’t Eat the Meat
. 313.Copper Robbers
. 314.Weekly Driving Lessons-1
. 315.Weekly Driving Lessons-2
. 316.Laundry Day-1
. 317.Laundry Day-2
. 318.The Bargain CD Set-1
. 319.The Bargain CD Set-2
. 320.It’s All Over
. 321.The New Clothes-1
. 322.The New Clothes-2
. 323.Food as Punishment
. 324.US Passports Outsourced
. 325.The Demanding Son
. 326.A Practical Joke
. 327.The Dead Pedestrian
. 328.Bad News, Good News
. 329.The Cluster Balloonist
. 330.The Rude Clerk
. 331.The Tax Charge
. 332.The Fire in the Hills-1
. 333.The Fire in the Hills-2
. 334.The Vacuum Cleaner Filter-1
. 335.The Vacuum Cleaner Filter-2
. 336.The Rental Car-1
. 337.The Rental Car-2
. 338.The Marathon Cheater
. 339.School Bus Crashes
. 340.Don’t Take My Property
. 341.New Law for Taco Trucks
. 342.The Refund-1
. 343.The Refund-2
. 344.Shut Your Mouth
. 345.TSA’s New Policy-1
. 346.TSA’s New Policy-2
. 347.I’m Pregnant
. 348.Court Approves Same-Sex Marriage
. 349.Impolite to His Brother
. 350.Protecting the Public
. 351.Malibu to License Paparazzi
. 352.I'm Moving to NY
. 353.The Heart Attack-1
. 354.The Heart Attack-2
. 355.Let's Speak English

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