Learn English with the News: “Running in high heels”

Good morning ABA friends!

With the objective of raising awareness for breast cancer, the good women of Austin took part in a race to run in high heels.

Have you ever tried running in high heels? It’s very difficult.

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2. Understand the vocabulary
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If you see a stampede of women in pink racing down the street in high-heels, don’t worry, it’s all for a good cause. Ladies in Austin, Texas strapped on their stilettos to raise awareness for breast cancer. A cause that was very dear to one competitor’s heart.

– I come to support. My aunt passed away a few years ago from breast cancer, so this is one way of contributing back to hopefully finding a cure and just supporting all those who do have it, who can survive from it.

Women who raced the 100 yard (91 meter) dash, managed not to take any serious stumbles. And even the men surprised spectators with their support, making their way down the track in some pretty posh pumps.

All the proceeds from Austin’s Stiletto Stampede will go to local breast cancer organizations in Texas.


Stampede – a situation in which a lot of people try to do the same thing at the same time.

Strapped on – to fasten (someone or something) by using a strap.

Dear – loved or valued very much.

Passed away – to die — used as a polite way to avoid saying the word “die”.

Dash – to run or move quickly or suddenly.

Stumble – to hit your foot on something when you are walking or running so that you fall or almost fall.

Pumps – a light, soft shoe that is worn for dancing or exercise.


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