CAE :: Lesson 15



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American Short Stories
PAUL BUNYAN - Traditional

ACTIVITY 61: You are going to listen to PAUL BUNYAN, a traditional story. Listen carefully and complete the summary below. Then check both the audio transcription and the correct answers.

Paul Bunyan was a legendary American character. He was the hero of a series of popular "tall tales." He was a giant who had an enormous ox, called Babe the Blue Ox. Paul Bunyan, in addition to his incredible size, was supposed to have had strength, cunning, and .

Paul was supposed to have been the baby ever in Maine. After growing up, Paul traveled , and he and Babe cut and cleared across the . Babe and Paul both loved . During the winter season, Babe could not find enough to eat because snow covered everything. Then Ole the solved the problem by making green for Babe, so he thought the snow was grass.

In the tall tales, Paul and Babe the Blue are credited with having created many of the most amazing in the USA, including the , the Great Lakes, the St. Lawrence River, Puget , and the Black Hills of South .


CONGRATULATIONS! You have finished  LESSON 15  
at OM Personal CAE - Certificate in Advanced English.
Before moving on to the next lesson, please remember
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