Bra saved a woman’s life – level 3

12-02-2015 15:00

A Brazilian woman is lucky to be alive after her bra prevented a stray bullet from entering her body close to her heart.

Ivete Medeiros was caught in bullet crossfire after a thief open fired in the City of Belém.

Instead of piercing through her skin, the bullet became embedded in the wire of Ivete’s bra. She said she thought to herself, “There’s no blood. I wasn’t hit,” but then a few minutes later started to feel some stinging. Her husband said he feared for the worst, thinking she was going to die. Security camera footage shows the robbery as it unfolded.

Ivete recounted the confusion that ensued when her husband announced that she’d been shot in the heart.

She said that she unwittingly stepped into the line of fire when she left the supermarket after hearing rumours of a nearby robbery.

Ivete also said that while she believes it was God who saved her, she also felt her trusty bra played an important role.

Difficult words: prevent (to stop), stray bullet (a bullet which hit something other than the original target), crossfire (area where bullets fly), pierce (to cut through), embedded (fixed), wire (thin metal), stinging (a sharp, burning pain), unfold (to happen), recount (to tell what happened), confusion ( not knowing what’s happening), ensue (to happen after something), unwittingly (by accident), rumour (information which may or may not be true), trusty (good and reliable).



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When you listen to people in your native language, you do not translate. You simply understand. The same has to be in English. When you learn English, you have to learn the whole sentences in context.

Students, who translate English texts, do exercises and do tests are very good at translating, doing exercises and doing tests, but they have problems with understanding English in real life. In real life, nobody waits for your translation. People usually use simple English when they speak but they use it fast. You have to understand with no translation to your native language. If you translate, you cannot be part of communication because you are thinking about the language too much. These words are maybe hard to read but they are true.

You also have to hear every new word 5 to 10 times if you want to remember it. That’s why we use the same words in one level. If you read and hear the same words again and again, you will understand them and remember them. If you know words from one level, you can go to a higher level and learn new words. It is important to go step by step, and read and listen to words which are used in English often. This is what we do with our news. In our short news, we use words which are used in English often. Level 1 has the 1000 most important words. Level 2 has the 2000 most important words, Level 3 has the 3000 most important words.

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