Reducing accidents

The Duke of Gloucester, speaking at a luncheon in London: "A home accidents survey which showed that ninety percent of accidents on staircases involved either the top or the bottom step, was fed into a computer. Asked how accidents could be reduced, the computer answered: "Remove the top and bottom steps."

Vocabulary Help

  • bottom step - último degrau
  • either ... or - ou ... ou
  • feed (feed, fed, fed) - alimentar
  • remove - remover
  • show - mostrar
  • speak (speak, spoke, spoken) - falar
  • staircases - escadas
  • survey - pesquisa
  • top step - primeiro degrau


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