Comprehension 1Questions 1 – 4
Read the notice below carefully and answer the questions that follow.
Where is this poster
likely to befound?
At a doctor’s clinic
In a grocery shop
At a restaurant
In a school
According to the poster
falling from stairs can kill
children like to play on stairs
prams are not safe for children
39 children have accidents involvingfalls each year
as used in the noticemeans
The following statements are true
Do not carry babies on stairs.
Do not put anything under the window.
Do not put any objects that can be tripped over on the floor.
Do not leave babies unattended
1. Around 10 children die as a result of falls each year – some from windows andbalconies and the remainder mostly from stairs.2. 39% of all children’s accidents involve falls.3. Most falls involve tripping over on the same level. However, the most seriousconsequences result from falls between two levels, such as falling out of a pram or falling from a bed. The worst injuries are sustained when a child falls from a greatheight or lands on something hard, sharp or hot.
1. Fit a safety gate at the top and bottom of stairs. Never leave tripping
onthe stairs and make sure that stairs are always well lit.2. Do not put anything under the window that can be climbed on.3. Keep floors free of objects that can be tripped over.4. Never leave babies unattended.