Landmark Advanced Unit 4.1
All the headlines below are taken from a Google News search today (17 May 2010) of the term “a near miss”. What do you think the stories are, and what was the near miss in each case? Start with the easiest ones to guess.
Metro oversight committee slams agency over near-miss/ New Metro leadership facing heat for latest safety misstep
Gamblers enjoy a ‘near miss’ almost as much as a win
Scudetto Decided as Bafana Thrash Thailand
National Fire Fighter Near-Miss Reporting System: Everybody Onboard?
Military flights restricted after RAF Typhoon’s near-miss with airliner
Angels serve to carry message of God
The Times Square bomb failed. What will we do when the next bomb works?
Alonso escapes, fine for Ferrari/ Ferrari fined $20000 for pit near-miss
Suspicious luggage incident at Bush Airport cleared Top 3 Headlines
Survivor Heroes vs. Villains: Rupert Dodges Two Bullets
Melvin the Mummy’s New Clothes
Young Ryan learns the value of life – and how easy it is to die – after near-miss
Ask your teacher about any stories that you had no idea about
Which of the near misses above could happen to an ordinary person?
Brainstorm other everyday near misses, e.g. spilling something.
Listen to the recording (T 4.1) and see whether it is a near miss that is on your list.
Make up other near miss stories using the common newspaper verbs below:
A probe/ To probe
To crackdown/ A crackdown
To alert/ An alert
To target/ A target
To be rumoured/ A rumour
To offer/ An offer
To protest/ A protest
To cut/ A cut
To stand trial
To risk/ A risk
A safeguard/ To safeguard
To fight/ A fight
To doubt/ A doubt
To sentence/ A sentence
To charge/ A charge
To threat/ A threat
To demand/ A demand
To be held
PDF version for easy printing: NearMissHeadlines