Rat scares people – level 3
“As soon as the train reached the Fulton Street, someone started screaming, ‘Rat on the train! Rat on the train!’. And nobody realised what was happening, but as soon as we did, the doors closed and we entered the tunnel.”
Jinais Kader captured this terrifying moment when passengers on a New York subway realised the doors had closed, trapping a big rat on the train with them.
While commuters often feel like their journey is a rat race, these passengers got an entirely different experience, jumping on their seats and screaming, as the rat scurried around the carriage.
“Oh my god!”
Unsurprisingly, a lot of passengers got off the next stop, continuing their journey elsewhere. But the final destination of the rat remains unknown.
Difficult words: trap (the rat couldn’t get out), commuter (person who travels to work), rat race (living and working without breaks), scurry (to move quickly with short steps).
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