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English Conversation and Vocabulary: Local New York City Heroes

nyc_subwayHere’s a story that was pritned in the New York Times about a very heroic New Yorker named Victor Samuel.

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/04/09/on-the-tracks-and-out-of-time/?smid=tw-share

The article features some great storytelling, use of the past tense, and some interesting vocabulary. Read the article and then answer the following questions:

  1. What would you do if you were in Victor’s shoes?
  2. How would you have reacted if you were a person on the platform?
  3. How do you think the old man felt after Victor saved his life?

Vocabulary
Here are some vocabulary words to look out for :

  • bear down
  • disoriented
  • crouched
  • stumbling
  • vulnerable
  • muster
  • torso
  • sting
  • touching

Look up these words and trying using them in a sentnece!

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