Can you imagine being shipwrecked on a desert island? How would you survive? This clip gives you a few survival tips. You never know when you might need them!

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What's your top tip for surviving on a desert island?


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learningenglish282 1 August, 2013 - 13:59

in my opinion, we should have food, water, and a lighter in our backpack in case we loss in the forest or on a desert island. Then we must find something like dry branches or grass, make a fire, cause some smoke signal and wait for rescue :)) hope it'll work.

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JoEditor 1 August, 2013 - 14:19

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MALINE 4 May, 2013 - 21:23

I agree with you Alishka the first thing to do is to explore the island in search of any kind of food and have a place where to sleep (a high place is better) and you shoul have a bonfire too.

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Alishka 1 May, 2013 - 08:25

I think the book about Robinzon Cruzo might be helpfuul. Firstly you should explore the island to find out if it is inhibited, if there is any drinking water and some food (plants, fruits, snails). Secondly to find and arrange the right place to sleep at night.Thirdly to find out if there are any threats to you on the island (dangerous animals, snakes, any tribes). Keep calm and carry on! And good luck be yours!

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Natalija 4 April, 2013 - 18:01

And you should have a good book, water, food to eat and a diary to write your thoughts.

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Natalija 23 March, 2013 - 22:37

Well, firstly you have to be adaptive on any surrounding and to not be afraid of anything, but it's not possible to have no fears. But, I think that a persistent and adaptive man can easily survive on a island like this.

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