CAE :: Lesson 19



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American Short Stories
TO BUILD A FIRE - Jack London

ACTIVITY 77: You are going to listen to TO BUILD A FIRE by Jack London. Listen carefully and complete the summary below. Then check both the audio transcription and the correct answers.

The Yukon Trail is grey, sunless, and cold as a man and his dog head camp on Henderson Creek, a day's trek away. A tenderfoot, the man has been that no one should travel in this country when the temperature dips -60°.

But he is feeling quite until he breaks through snow, softened by a underground spring, and his clothing halfway to his .

His attempt to build a fire and dry out almost , but snow dropping from a tree puts out the flame, and his attempt to rekindle it fails. In a panic, he runs until he . Still suspicious, the dog trots off toward camp searching other "fire ".


CONGRATULATIONS! You have finished  LESSON 19  
at OM Personal CAE - Certificate in Advanced English.
Before moving on to the next lesson, please remember
to revise everything you have learnt here.


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