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Reading passages for survivalPage top ↑
Juliane Koepcke: How I survived a plane crash (520)
1000-word piece on Juliana's Koepke's 1971 survival experience in the Peruvian rain forest. Suitable for Upper-int without much editing.
Flesch reading ease: 80
30-minute podcast interview with Koepke also available for a limited time.


Book references for survivalPage top ↑

General English course books (adults)

New Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate students' book book cover New Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate students' book 
Sarah Cunningham   Peter Moore   
Module 12 Got to have it  Pages 110 - 111
Reality show role play - students select items to help them survive 24 hours on a jungle island. Follow-up listening: survival expert talks about essential items

New Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate students' book book cover New Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate students' book 
Peter Moore   Sarah Cunningham   
Module 6 Getting it right  Pages 62 - 63  Worst case scenarios
Article on how to deal with various emergency situations

New Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate book cover New Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate 
Susan Kay   Vaughan Jones   
Unit 4 Challenge  Page 38   Listening and vocabulary
Listening passage about an encounter with a polar bear following on from the reading

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