Girl cannot take her hand out – level 2

30-04-2014 07:00

It happened again! A little girl from China reached through a drain, and she could not get her hand out.

But luckily, firefighters were quickly called to help. They used a hydraulic tool and lubricants to get the girl’s hand out.

Difficult words: drain (frame of metal bars over a pipe which carries dirty water away), hydraulic tool (tool moved by the pressure of water), lubricant (something like oil).

You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.

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