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A Long Weekend

New words & phrases :
trapped elevator floors of a building end up+(doing) get in get out of Stuck; not able to get out of something Large box used to carr

y people between Do something you didn?t plan to at first Enter a car or elevator Leave or exit a car or elevator

Questions:

1.How long was Mr.Coates in the elevator?

2.Why could he not get out of the elevator?

3.If you are trapped in an elevator, what should you do?

Many people have to work on the weekend.Some people do not mind.Other people think it is terrible. One man thinks that working on the weekend can be dangerous.He is Graham Coates.Mr. Coates works in an office in Brighton, England. On Saturday, May 24, 1986, he went to the office to do some work.When he got on the elevator, it stopped between floors.Mr. Coates could not get out of the elevator.He started to shout, but no one heard him.Then Mr. Coates remembered that it was a holiday in England.No one was going to come to work until Tuesday !

There was nothing for Mr. Coates to do.He had to wait until one of his coworker came to work and found him.With nothing to eat or drink, Mr. Coates ended up sleeping for most of the time. Early on Monday morning, the vice president of the company came to work and found the elevator was not working.When the elevator was opened, Mr. Coates came out, cold, weak, and tired.He had been in the elevator for 62 hours! Now Mr. Coates says, “I only use elevators if they have telephones in them.”

Questions:
1.How long was Mr.Coates in the elevator? 62 hours 2.Why could he not get out of the elevator? Because the elevator was broken.

3.If you are trapped in an elevator, what should you do? 1)If you have some snacks, or other food, you can have an elevator party. 2) Start playing with the buttons on the side of elevator. You know that they are not going to work, but there?s no harm(损害) in giving it a try. Be positive! 3) Start screaming until you can?t scream “Help! We?re going to die”. 4) Start doing yoga; it?ll help in taking oxygen [??ksid??n](氧气) . 5) 。。。。。。

Did you know?

On October 5,2011, Canton Tower .In an elevator, 40 passengers in 62 layer height trapped for nearly an hour. Finally, the passengers were rescued.

Canton Tower

Exercise:
got in shout terrible tired ended up trapped

A man in England had a(1) ________ experience terrible got in with an elevator at his office. After he(2) _________the trapped elevator ,it broke and he was(3) _________.The man shout tried to(4) _________for help, but it was a holiday so ended up no one was in the building. He (5)_________ staying in the elevator for more than sixty hours, without any food or food.

THANK YOU!

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