Ninguém é perfeito; muito menos quando o assunto é trânsito. Só que dessa vez o nosso amigo Steven exagerou na dose de distração. Pode aprender com a história, mas não siga o exemplo dele na direção, hein? Enjoy!
Leia o texto e ouça o áudio. Veja o que você consegue entender e aprenda palavras novas. Como sempre, você também pode contar com algum vocabulário traduzido. Bom divertimento…hum, quer dizer… Bons estudos! 😉
Don’t Forget Your Glasses!
Oh, the open road…the blue skies, the birds, the trees… “The tree, the tree, THE TREE!!!” POFT!
Yes. Steven totaled his car. His wife’s yelling wasn’t enough to avoid the collision. Steven was so inspired by the trees that he ended up crashing his car into one.
He was generally a decent driver, but that day he had missed several stop signs, he didn’t yield when he was supposed to and he didn’t signal when making a left turn or right turn. Not to mention the U-turn he made in the wrong spot.
Thank God no one got hurt. But let’s be honest here; let’s not blame the beautiful trees of San Francisco for Steven’s recklessness. He was distracted because the week before he had sent his two kids off to college and was celebrating his newfound freedom with his wife. Oh, he also left his glasses on the dining room table before leaving his house.
Thinking back on it, Steven says: “Yeah…I liked that car. It was a beautiful day, though!” What did his wife reply? “Oh, just shut up!”
deu perda total – totaled
colisão – collision
bater de carro – to crash one’s car
motorista – driver
sinal de “pare” – stop sign
dar a preferência – yield
sinalizar – signal
conversão à esquerda – left turn
conversão à direita – right turn
retorno – U-turn
lugar errado – wrong spot
Graças a Deus – Thank God
responder – to reply
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