Man rows from Canada to Australia – level 2

06-01-2016 15:00

For 209 days, a British man rowed from Canada to Australia and became the first person to do this solo. He rowed up to 15 hours a day to cover the 14,500 kilometres.

He planned to reach Australia by November, but bad weather pushed him back, and so it took him an extra month.

His wife and children met him in Australia with custom officials. His wife said that he told her that he will not get on a boat for a while, but she thinks that he’ll want to have another adventure in a few weeks.

Difficult words: solo (alone), reach (to get to), 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.

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