How to Survive Quicksand

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Listening — Intermediate Level
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Activity

Watch the video and answer the questions


  1. The first thing you should do is   .

  2. What will fighting against the sand do?

  3. Movements should be   .

  4. The man was grateful his   didn't fall in.

  5. According to the man, what could lead to infection?

Discussion

Practice your writing skills by discussing the questions below


  1. Have you ever been in a precarious situation? Explain.

  2. What is a dangerous situation you were always curious to learn how to survive?

  3. Why do you think the man from the video is out in the wilderness? What might be the purpose of this show?

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    Vocabulary

      • (chafed) to rub so as to wear away
      • a hard sharp granule
      • characterized by a lack of security or stability that threatens with danger
      • (prolonged) to lengthen in extent, scope, or range
      • a deep mass of loose sand mixed with water into which heavy objects readily sink
      • to keep the body nearly upright in the water and the head above water by a treading motion of the feet usually aided by the hands

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