Have you ever had a near-death experience?
Thankfully, my experience wasn’t too traumatic, but I want to share some important vocabulary with you.
Even though it might seem like a simple experience, I was really worried after it happened.
I couldn’t stop thinking about… “What if…”
Advanced “Near-Death” Vocabulary
1. Mortality Rate: the amount of people who die doing something
Because of modern medicine, childbirth has a low mortality rate now.
2. Be a defensive/offensive driver: to be careful of other bad drivers/ to drive assertively
Even if you are a good driver, you have to watch out for other bad drivers. You have to be a defensive driver.
In some countries, you can’t let other cars always pass you. You have to be an offensive driver and assertive!
3. To be stuck: to be lodged; can’t be moved
The cat climbed the tree, but it was too scared to come down. It was stuck!
4. What’s up with something: to check out something
I emailed my boss to find out what was up with the meeting in the afternoon.
5. To barrel down: to go quickly
Some people barrel down the highway without thinking about the speed limit. Do you?
6. After hours: after working hours
Usually maintenance workers come after hours to fix problems in the office building.
7. In the first place: at the beginning
My son complained that his test score wasn’t good. But I said, “You should have studied in the first place!”
8. A near-death experience: an experience where you almost die, but you don’t
When we have near-death experiences, it makes us re-evaluate the shortness of life.
Now it’s your turn.
In the comments below this video, answer the questions.
How you ever had a near-death experience?
Can you use one or more of these advanced expressions?
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