Flamethrower you use at home - level 1

Flamethrower you use at home - level 1

01-04-2015 07:00

A company in America produces something new. The company names it the XM42. It is a flamethrower. Anyone can buy it. It costs about 699 dollars (469 pounds). It shoots fire up to 25 feet (7.62 metres) away!

People at the company say that the XM42 is not dangerous. People need to point it away from people. People need to point it only at some things. It can help them. It can melt snow. It can burn bugs. It can burn plants that they do not want.

The company needs money for the flamethrower. It asks for help on the internet.
Difficult words: produce (to make), not dangerous (safe), melt (to turn into water).

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Would you use this flamethrower?

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