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St. Elmo’s fire
large leap of faith
caught off guard
loss of use
What is surprising about how Mr. Slutskin's fire started?
Why would you think that he would be able to deal with the aftermath of a fire?
What was disturbing for Mr. Sluskin while the firefighters were putting out the fire?
Where did they stay after the fire?
How long did it take for them to go back home? What did they do in the meantime?
Do you think that the insurance company gave them enough money?
Why would more fires start in the colder months?
How can that be prevented?
How do you prepare for a fire?
Do you have a smoke alarm in your house?
What kind of fire insurance do you have?
What would you put into a fire-proof box?
Which of your possessions is most important for you to insure?
Has any of your friends or relatives been the victim of a fire?
What did they do? Did they have insurance?
Lesson Plan by Rachael Alice Orbach - Professional English Teacher