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English Conversation Practice - Forest Fire
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MARY: "I just spoke with my mom. She and my dad are devastated. The fire is moving closer to their home."
BOB: "What can they do?"
MARY: "The firefighters say there is nothing they can do at this point. They have to evacuate immediately."
BOB: "That's horrible."
MARY: "I know. I wish I could help them, but we live in another state."
BOB: "Where are they going to stay tonight?"
MARY: "They're going to stay with my sister until they find another place to live."
BOB: "Why don't they stay with us, too? They can come here after things settle down."
MARY: "That might be a good idea. Maybe being away from there will help them forget about all of this."
BOB: "Well, they will never forget. But hopefully, they will be able to move on."
MARY: "Bob, I'm so sad. That was my childhood home. I have so many memories of that place."
BOB: "I'm sorry. I know this must be very difficult for you and your parents."
MARY: "Thanks. My sister too. She and I grew up in that house. My parents lived there for forty years."
BOB: "I can't believe a wildfire can destroy everything so quickly. It's just terrible."
MARY: "They're going to lose everything. The firefighters gave them only a few hours to pack."
BOB: "Is anyone helping them pack?"
MARY: "Yeah, my sister is with them. She's going to call me later tonight."
1. What are Mary's parents evacuating from?
2. Where do Mary and Bob live?
In another state
Across the street
In the next city
3. How long have Mary's parents lived in their house?
4. Where are Mary's parents going to stay tonight?
At a hotel
At Mary and Bob's house
At Mary's sister's house
In their new home
2. In another state
3. 40 years
4. At Marys sisters house
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