Boy Lifts Car off Father
Published: 3.12.2017
Level 6   |   Time: 3:51
Accent: British + American
Source: BBC Global News Podcast (3.10.2017)

A story about an 8-year old boy who saved his father by lifting a car off his body.


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triangle Directions

  1. REVIEW the vocabulary.
  2. LISTEN to the audio.
  3. ANSWER the questions.
  4. CHECK your answers (Show Answers)

triangle Vocabulary

  • crush [v] - to press or squeeze with enough power to destroy
  • media sensation [n] - very popular in the media
  • the backyard [n] - grass behind a house
  • a jack [n] - a mechanical device used to lift a car
  • jack up [phv] - lift something (a car) with a jack
  • address [v] - deal with / handle
  • an axel[n] - the rod/pole between the wheels of a car.
  • struggle [v] - try to do something difficult
  • came rounding the corner [exp] - come from around a corner
  • You were out. [exp] - You were not at home.
  • took off running [exp] - started running very fast
  • divine intervention [adj+n] - help from God

[n] - noun,  [v] - verb,  [phv] - phrasal verb,  [adj] - adjective, [exp] - expression, 

triangle Questions

  1. What were the Parker family doing when the accident happened?
    cooking in the backyard
    driving home
    fixing their car

  2. Why was the oldest son (Mason) absent during the accident.
    He was jacking up the car.
    He was fixing his injured hand.
    He was driving.

  3. What were they removing from the car?
    the axels
    the jacks
    the tires

  4. Who jacked up the car?

  5. Who pulled the father out from under the car?

  6. Why does JT think he was able to jack up the car?
    His mother helped him.
    He is very strong.
    Angels helped him.

  7. Where was the mother (Jodie) when the accident happened?
    She was cooking.
    She was watching.
    She wasn't home.

  8. How did JT communicate to his mother about the accident?
    He called her on the phone.
    He gestured with his hands to follow.
    He yelled from the backyard.

  9. Who called 911?

  10. What adjective does Jodie use to describe her family?

  11. Why does Jodie think JT was able to lift the car with the jack?
    He is very smart.
    He had help from God.
    He is stronger than most boys his age.

triangle Discuss / Consider

  1. Why do you think JT was able to lift the car?
  2. How do you think JT should be rewarded by his parents?

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