A spark, a flint: How fire leapt to life
To early man, fire was a divine gift randomly delivered in the form of lightning, forest fire or burning lava. Unable to make flame for themselves, the earliest peoples probably stored fire by keeping slow burning logs alight or by carrying charcoal in pots.
Complete the summary below. Choose your answers from the box at the bottom of the page and write them in boxes 1 8 on your answer sheet.
List of WordsMexicans random rotating
despite preserve realising
sunlight lacking heavenly
percussion Chance friction
unaware without make
heating Eskimos surprised
Look at the following notes that have been made about the matches described in Reading Passage 122. Decide which type of match (A-H) corresponds with each description and write your answers in boxes 9-15 on your answer sheet.
could be lit after soaking in water H
9 made using a less poisonous type of phosphorus
10 identical to a previous type of match
11 caused a deadly illness
12 first to look like modern matches
13 first matches used for advertising
14 relied on an airtight glass container
15 made with the help of an army design
B the Instantaneous Light box
E the first strike-anywhere match
F Lundstrom’s safety match
G book matches
H waterproof matches
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