LOWER INTERMEDIATE - UNIT 8 (page 1)

DROWNINGS

Read the story and guess the words that are missing.

Every year lives are lost on Australian beaches. The surf beaches can be particularly dangerous. should never swim alone and always swim the red and yellow flags. The flags where it is safe to swim. Lifeguards on duty in this area.

Lifeguards rescue of people each year. In 2003 on NSW central coast alone over 6000 people rescued and first aid was given to 1800 people.

Between 1999 and 2004 an of 58 people died on Australian beaches year. No-one drowned while swimming between the . Surprisingly people between the ages of 30 39 are at the greatest risk. International made up 9% of all fatalities.

Note: lifeguards = life savers

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