Topic: Accidents at Home



In this lesson, your tutor will help you go over this topic: Accidents at HomeFirst, go over the following vocabulary and expressions with your tutor. Read the word/expression and definition out loud, and your tutor will go over anything you do not understand. Practice creating a sentence or two to make sure you know how to use the word/expression properly.

Vocabulary/ Expressions

Safety rules  advice intended to ensure freedom from harm or danger
~ hazard source of danger associated with something
e.g. Old electric wiring can pose serious fire hazards.
flammable something that is capable of being set on fire and of burning quickly
insurance coverage the amount of risk covered for an individual or entity by way of insurance services
e.g. He needed to buy good insurance coverage for his new home.
fire alarm a device that makes a loud sound to warn people when there is a fire
first aid kit a set of materials and tools used for giving first aid or emergency treatment
(Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation)
a way of trying to save the life of someone who has stopped breathing and whose heart has stopped beating
e.g. The lifeguard quickly performed CPR after pulling the boy from the deep end of the pool.
security guard a person whose job or duty is to watch and protect someone or something
smoke detector or alarm a device that makes a loud and harsh noise when smoke fills a room to alert potential danger
hotline a telephone service for the public to use to get help in emergencies


Use the following questions as a guideline to form an interesting conversation with your tutor. Feel free to diverge from these suggestions if anything interesting comes up.

  1. What is the biggest accident that you had at your own home? What is the most dangerous thing in your home? Why do you think so?
  2. Was there anything that you could have done to prevent that accident?
  3. Have you ever called an ambulance? Describe your experience in detail.
  4. Describe the security system of your home and neighborhood.
  5. What is the most dangerous thing in your home for a child? Is it any different from your answer for Q1? Why or why not?
  6. What is the most dangerous thing in your home for an elderly person? Is it any different from your answer for Q1 or Q2? Why or why not?
  7. Where at home would you put your first aid kit? Why?
  8. What can be done to prevent kitchen accidents?
  9. What can be done to prevent bathroom accidents?
  10. What are the safety measures that you practice at home? Do you think they are enough to prevent an accident?


Go over any new expressions or vocabulary that you learned today.

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