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Forest Fires
Slide 1

You are going to listen to a short news report about Prescribed Burns in Maine, USA.
Try to answer the question below.

Prediction: What is a Prescribed Burn?
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This describes a criminal activity when people set fire to other people’s houses for fun.

This describes the action when an area is set on fire under controlled conditions.

This describes the criminal activity of setting your own house on fire in order to claim the insurance.


Now listen to the beginning of the news report and check your prediction.



Correct. Continue to Part 2.

Incorrect. Continue to Part 2 to find out more.


Listen to the report again and fill in the gaps below by completing the missing words.

Sometimes it takes a fire to p a f . That's the idea behind prescribed burns which are in s to remove undergrowth which could one day f an un blaze.



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Sometimes it takes a fire to p a f . That's the idea behind prescribed burns which are in s to remove undergrowth which could one day f an un blaze.

Sometimes it takes a fire to p a f . That's the idea behind prescribed burns which are in s to remove undergrowth which could one day f an un blaze.