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TSMS 2 DC type bac Inde, Avril 99, STT STI STL SMS 27/01/03 Nom : LUCKY BRAKE Heroes: A driver collapses, and a 10-year-old saves a bus full of schoolkids. Just after lunch on oct. 3, Dawn Little found a message on her office answering-machine. It was from Ken Russell, principal of her kids' school. Call as soon as you can, Russel told her. I want to tell you something good that Larry has done. Little was still unprepared for Russell's report: Larry had singlehandedly stopped a runaway school bus and very possibly saved the lives of 19 children. l've never, never in my life had a surprise like this, she says. It all began at 7:15 a.m. in St. Louis, Missouri, when Little, 30, waved goodbye to her two youngest children - Larry Champagne and his brother Jerrick, 9, both of whom participate in the city's voluntary school-desegregation program. Thirty-five minutes into their 20-mile bus trip, the routine ride suddenly became anything but routine. Driver Ernestine Blackman, 42, who doctors say suffered a major stroke, abruptly fell to the floor. Bus three, with 19 children ages 6 to 11 aboard, went careening1 across three crowded westbound lanes of U.

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  • all's well

  • school

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  • started swaying

  • bellerive school

  • larry

  • attention aux règles de ponctuation

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TSMS 2DC type bacInde, Avril 99, STT STI STL SMS:27/01/03 NomLUCKY BRAKE Heroes: A driver collapses, and a 10yearold saves a bus full of schoolkids. Just after lunch on oct. 3, Dawn Little found a message on her office answeringmachine. It was from Ken Russell, principal of her kids' school. "Call as soon as you can," Russel told her. "I want to tell you something good that Larry has done." Little was still unprepared for Russell's report: Larry had singlehandedly stopped a runaway school bus and very possibly saved the lives of 19 children. "l've never, never in my life had a surprise like this", she says. It all began at 7:15 a.m. in St. Louis, Missouri, when Little, 30, waved goodbye to her two youngest children  Larry Champagne and his brother Jerrick, 9, both of whom participate in the city's voluntary schooldesegregation program. Thirtyfive minutes into their 20mile bus trip, the routine ride suddenly became anything but routine. Driver Ernestine Blackman, 42, who doctors say suffered a major stroke, 1 abruptly fell to the floor. Bus three, with 19 children ages 6 to 11 aboard, went careeningacross three crowded westbound lanes of U.S. Highway 40. Some of the kids started sobbing. "I thought we were going 2 to die", says Larry. "The bus started swayingside to side and hit the guardrail twice. That made everyone fall and hit the window. I thought we were going to crash." Not if Larry could help it. Seeing Blackman lying helpless in the stairwell, the intrepid fifth grader sprang from his seat and grabbed the steering wheel. "I ran up and just stomped on the brake," says Larry. The bus came to a halt, and Larry called to three of his friends  Angelo McKnight, 11, Angelo's brother Gregory, 9, and Imani Butler, 9  to tend to Blackman. "I needed help from some of the big kids," he says. A truck rearended the bus, but did no real damage. Alerted by a motorist with a cellular phone, ambulances soon arrived. The children were teary but not hysterical. Five who had suffered minor injuries were taken to three St. Louis hospitals, and a replacement bus carried the rest to Bellerive school. The lods arrived rattled but extremely grateful. "When we got off, everybody said `Thank you, Larry, for saving our lives'," says Gregory McKnight. Champagne wasn't in the mood to play hero. "I asked him, `Do you want to talk about what happened?"' says fifthgrade teacher Judy Hetterscheidt, who describes Larry as "a student who wants to do 3 his best" and who's "really wellliked" in class. "I want to chill out,"said Larry. Adapted from People, 10/23/95. 1. To careen:tanguer.2. To sway:zigzaguer.3. To chill out: to relax and forgez. COMPREHENSION 1. Tick the right statement and justify with two elements taken from the text.  Theaction takes places inCanadaGreat BritainThe U.S.A. 1)____________________________________________ 2)____________________________________________ 2. Who is who? Match the figure corresponding to the character's name with the letter corresponding to his/her role in the text. 1. Larry ChampagneA. The hero's mother 2. JerrickB. The hero's little brother 3. Dawn LittleC. The hero's friends 4. Ernestine BlackmanD. The hero 5. Angelo Mc Knight ; Gregory Me Knight ; Imani ButlerE. The bus driver 6. Ken RussellF. The principal of the school 7. Judy HetterscheidtG. A teacher Figure :1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Letter : 3. Tick the right box. Another suitable title for the article can be found among the following:  Deathon the highway Busdriver kidnapped by schoolkidsAll's well that ends wellChildren caught in a snowstorm4. True or false. Tick the right box and justify by quoting precisely from the text.True False  a.Mrs Little got the news as soon as the accident took place. ____________________________________________________________________________________________