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Fire Alarm!

Fire Alarm!

Date: Aug 02 2002


1. Learn Vocabulary - Learn some new vocabulary before you start the lesson.

2. Read and Prepare - Read the introduction and prepare to hear the audio.

Fires in buildings are very dangerous. Many people die each year when they happen. To keep people safe, it is the law to have safety equipment in buildings.
The other night, there was a situation at my apartment building. Read on to hear all about it!


1. Study - Read the dialog again to see how the vocab words are used.

It was 3:00 in the morning and I was sleeping soundly. All of a sudden, the fire alarm started going off. I woke up startled.
A few seconds later, I heard some kids running outside. They were laughing, so I thought that they had pulled the fire alarm. Because of this, I didn’t think there was a real fire.
A minute later, someone came running down the hall. They were screaming, “Fire!” and pounding on all the doors, telling people to get outside fast. I jumped out of bed and ran outside in my pajamas.
When I got outside, the whole building was standing there. We were all wondering what was happening because we didn’t see any smoke. People had their cats and valuable possessions with them. Everyone was scared.
Seven fire trucks pulled up in front of the building and the firemen ran inside. Soon they came back outside and looked angry.
They told us that someone had set off a fire extinguisher in the building. The chemicals in the extinguisher were released into a hallway and looked like smoke. It was just a prank after all.
All the trucks soon left and we were soon back in bed. It was quite an adventure! And remember, it’s always better to be safe than sorry!



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There are a lot of people who think pranks like this are funny. I didn’t think it was very funny though when I was standing outside in the cold. However, it was a little exciting when the fire trucks came. And it was good that everyone was safe.
Hope you have a good, safe week!
Your American Friend,



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This is for our experience

10:12 AM Oct 25 2013 |




well that’s not a good situation. Wow 7 fire trucks, hehe funny story

12:00 AM May 28 2013 |

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