Man rows from Canada to Australia – level 1

06-01-2016 15:00

A British man starts to row from Canada to Australia. He wants to get to Australia by November. Bad weather stops him. His trip takes him an extra month.

Some days, he rows 15 hours a day. He rows for 14,500 kilometres. His trip takes him 209 days. He is the first person to do this solo.

In Australia, his wife and children meet him. Custom officials are there, too.

His wife says that he told her that he will not go on a boat again soon. She thinks that he will go on a boat soon.

Difficult words: row (to travel in a boat and use oars), solo (alone), custom official (a person who checks the people and their things when they come into a country).

You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.

Do you row?

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