Unit 5 Workbook Reading task
What things at home can be dangerous? electrical equipment electric wires knives hot water windows
How to prevent us from being injured at home?
Before you read the pamphlet about safety in the home, find out these words in the text. Guess what they mean and then check their meanings in your dictionary. kit slippery ladder stove appliances unplug hair dryer extinguishers curtains wires outlets
Have any accidents ever happened in your house? What happened and why did it happen? How do you think the
accident could have
In the table below, write down the things your family already does in your house to make it safe and the things that you shouldn’t do in your house. Add any other things your family does to make your home safe. In groups, share your answers.
Things we do Things we shouldn’t do In the We always let kitchen the floor dry after it is washed before we use the kitchen again. I shouldn’t stand on a chair to reach things. We shouldn’t leave matches anywhere.
My mother In the bedroom keeps bottles of medicine on a high shelf out of the reach of children.
In the bathroo m
I shouldn’t light candles in my room. My father should never smoke in bed.
We shouldn’t take an electric heater into the bathroom.
I always unplug the hairdryer after I’ve used it.
Fill in the blanks.
_________ the floor is not ________. Make sure slippery ladder Always use a _______to reach high _____ cupboards. Always cut away from your body when ________ you use a knife. _______ all appliances, especially irons, Unplug after use. Keep matches ______________ of children. out of the reach
Make sure that electric wires are safe and that children can’t touch them.
Things in mouth
Don’t leave small things on the floor or table which a baby can put in its mouth.
Don’t pour poisons into other containers, for example, empty bottles. Keep them on a high shelf out of the reach of children.
What must you do if you are badly burnt? Cool the area of skin at once .Wash the area of skin under the cold tap for several minutes. Put a piece of dry clean cloth over the area of the burn.
How do you deal with a simple cut? Wash the area of the cut, dry it and cover it with a piece of dry clean cloth.
Write more advice
Gas If you are using one of these, fires: check that a window is open.
Water: Make sure that young children can not get close to pools, lakes and rivers by themselves.
Ladders: Don’t use one on a wet floor. Get someone to hold the ladder for you. Don’t reach sideways while standing on a ladder. Get down first and move the ladder.
Write a letter to your principal politely asking whether he or she could organize first aid courses. Write your Dear ___________, principal’s Our class has been name studying a unit on first aid. ________________________ Say why the It has been very useful because first aid ___ we have learnt about what to _______________________ unit has do to help someone who has been useful. had an accident __ _______________________
Even though the unit has been very interesting and we would like to be useful, ___________________ able to do a first aid course. A _________________________ first aid course would give us _________________________ information about many more _________________________ situations. It would also give _________________________ us the chance to practise first _________________________ aid treatments. _____________________.
Say why you would like a first aid course.
We would like to request Say what you that____________________ the school organizes a want the _____________. We think that principal to do. first aid course. a first aid course at the Say again why school__________________ is a necessary part of a first aid _________________________ our education and will make course would _________________________ us more useful members of be a good _________________________ our society. Perhaps we will thing to do. _________________________ even save someone’s life one ______ . day. Sign your Yours sincerely, names
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