The economic impact of the bush fires in Australia is expected to run into the billions. One community that’s been hit hard are farmers. The country’s Agriculture Minister has said at least 100,000 livestock will be lost by the end of this fire season. Learn words from the news through the story of one farmer.
Australia fires: Farmers face losses
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flames – bright, burning streams of gas from a fire
bush fire – uncontrolled fire that happens in areas of wild vegetation
burnt out – describes a building or structure destroyed by fire
tinder-dry – something that is extremely dry and might catch fire easily
What happened to the nine injured cattle found by the Attree family?
You’ll find the answer at the end of the video. To download the text, visit our website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/lingohack/ep-200115