Hello, this is Mark, and you’re listening to The Everyday Language Podcast for English Learners. In this episode, I’m going to talk about the phrase “time stands still”.
I’ve experienced that once or twice. I’m going to tell you about one occasion now.
Once, I was walking down the road with my friend. It was a Friday evening in London. People were gathering outside of pubs and bars and were drinking and being merry.
All of a sudden, a police car, on the road next to us, turned on its siren and started to accelerate. But, there was a boy crossing the road, only twenty metres in front of the car, and I knew straight away that the police car was going to hit the boy.
It was then, that time stood still. For a moment, it seemed that nothing would happen. Then all of a sudden, I heard a thud, and the car screeched to a halt. I can still remember the gasps of horror, as bystanders realised that the boy had been hit.
Although I didn’t find out what happened to the boy. I think he was alright because he was able to stand up and move a few minutes after the crash.
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