In a densely inhabited housing area, a four-year old boy fell out of the window on the third floor. Before he hit the concrete floor, he bumped into a windowsill on the first floor, which, fortunately for him, slowed down his fall.
Two women were passing by at the time and started screaming as soon as the boy fell on the ground right in front of their eyes. An ambulance together with police were on the scene in a very short time. The police officers started to investigate what had happened, and allegedly found out that the boy had got up on the stool at an open window in the kitchen and leaned with his full body weight on the insect screen.
Allegedly, the fall was so bad that the boy was put into intensive care immediately and he was fighting for his life.
As it had happened in many other cases before, the news reporters exaggerated the boy’s medical condition.
We are not sure, how much of what had been reported was true, but allegedly, a week later, the little boy was seen among a group of his peers and their parents. He had one hand in cast, while in the other one, he was holding an ice-cream, joyfully licking it and telling all those willing to listen scary stories from the afterlife.
densely /ˈdensli/ – husto
inhabited /ɪnˈhæbɪtɪd/ – obývaný
concrete /ˈkɒŋkriːt/ – betón
windowsill /ˈwɪndəʊsɪl/ – parapeta
slow down – spomaliť
investigate /ɪnˈvestɪɡeɪt/ – vyšetrovať (fakty)
insect screen /ˈɪnsekt skriːn/ – sieťka proti hmyzu
exaggerate /ɪɡˈzædʒəreɪt/ – preháňať, zveličovať
peer /pɪə(r)/ – rovestník
hand in cast – ruka v sádre
willing /ˈwɪlɪŋ/ – ochotný
afterlife /ˈɑːftəlaɪf/ – posmrtný život