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The Coldest Place on Earth: 400 Headwords (Oxford Bookworms Library)

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In the summer of 1910, a race began. A race to be the first man at the South Pole, in Antarctica. Robert Falcon Scott, an Englishman, left London in his ship, the Terra Nova, and began the long journey south. Five days later, another ship also began to travel south. And on this ship was Roald Amundsen, a Norwegian. But Antarctica is the coldest place on earth, and it is a ...more
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Abrar Alarjan
Jun 21, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: book-english
the is true story of the men in Pole South,English men and Norwegian men .

I liked the story of Amadeus ,but the story Scott,it's awful .

When the dogs died and the horse's heart hurts me ,but sometimes we need to sacrifice.

very well,it's not bad .
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Zajafary
Oct 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
کتاب خیلی خوبی بود شبای خیلی خوبی رو با هم گذروندیم هرشب چند صفحه میخوندم و همدردی میکردم با سختیهاشون...امشب دیگه تموم شد نروژیا و پرچم کشورشون سعادت بردن این مسابقه یا هیجان رقابتی رو داشتن.خوشا.من هم دوست داشتم برم یه همچین افتخاری کسب کنم.نه قطب جنوب! کلا یه جای مرتفع مهم...و البته جوی بیش نیست...
Harry
Dec 22, 2009 rated it liked it
This book is a true story and it is interesting to see how they survived in the coldest place on earth
Maria Mhemnoch
Jun 07, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: inglés
Repasa bastante el pasado y el "going to"
Al principio me hacía un poco lío con tanto nombre y con quienes eran los noruegos y quienes los ingleses.
Un final feliz para unos y muy triste para otros.
Libro bastante aprovechado porque no sabía esa historia. Así que acabo aprendiendo inglés e historia.
No le pongo más puntuación porque, ya expliqué que, al ser libros graduados, son para lo que son, y narrativamente, pues muy básicos. Cumplen su función, sin más (aunque tenga el valor añadido de ser una
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Jenson
Dec 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book talks about the race between to teams to the coldest place on Earth which is the south pole. An English man named Robert Falcon Scott went on a shipped called the Terra Nova and went on a long journey to the south pole, while a Norwegian man named Roald Amundsen also wanted to go to the south pole and did so.

Their journeys were not easy, they encountered a lot of difficulties and obstacles on their journey towards reaching the south pole.
Hannah
Jun 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: science-fiction
This book is based on the fact, but I doubt whether it is the fact. According to this book, the failture of Scott is Scott's a series of wrong decisions. But according to other books, they blame this to bad luck, changeable cold weather. Anyway, walking to the North Pole is really amazing and bravery, no matter he won or not. ...more
VP’s world
Jul 06, 2022 rated it really liked it
This book is all about survival instinct and nerve to win the race between the Norwegian and the Englishman to be the first man at the South Pole. The story is immersive and racy in my opinion with characters running the show more than the external atmospheric developments. What clicks here is the exercise provided at the end to test the understanding of the readers, which is stimulative and feeds the curious minds. It is an easy read so go for it.
Belen
May 14, 2022 added it
lo único q recuerdo del libro es q murieron 2 perritos :(
lex le
Jul 06, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It's worth to read even if you don't like reading in English ...more
Lara
Jan 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I really liked it because it is a really story and has a good moral
Ieva
May 08, 2017 rated it it was ok
Decent short story
Mohamad77
Intresting👍🏻
Amaor
Sep 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
South pole is the coldest place on earth, before reading this book I though North Pole is the coldest place. This book is easy for me to understand even though still got some new words.
Hussain J
Jun 26, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting
Alejandra Riquelme
Feb 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Una historia conmovedora sobre las expediciones que descubrieron el polo sur.
El libro está adaptado para que lectores principiantes no ingleses la lean.
Creo que es un libro que se debe leer.
Aqib Batul
Sep 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
this book is awesome, strory about the race between Englishman and Norwegians, the Scott captain and Amundsen captain. They had a competition who can first reach the South Pole. They all wanted to become the first flog in the South Pole. They met lots of natural calamities like snowstorm and strong wind. They must endure low temperature and without enough food. Finally Norwegians won the race and first put the black flog in the South Pole. Then they went back their trip. Englishman died when the ...more
Missaoui
Jun 13, 2022 rated it liked it
Shelves: oxford-bookworms
Just started my a journey to learn english through oxford bookworms, as this is my first step, i found it a very interesting experience ☺️

The story is exciting and well presented, I like it and i've learned some lessons as well:

• Consistency is more important than intensity
• Be aware of your situation and abilities to reach your goals
• Money doesn't make success, but skills do
• Investing time in preparation in not a waste, it will guarantee you a fast start and comfort journey
• Enjoy the journe
...more
Nanae Sugimoto
Apr 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
1: Oxford level 1
2: 04/16=10 minutes 04/29=75 minutes
3: Scott, Amundsen, South Pole, Antarctic, cold, dogs, sledges
4:I didn't like " When the dogs were dead, the other dogs are them. The men ate them, too." , because these phrases were so cruel. But I could know all conditions were bad, so there was nothing they could do.
5: I enjoyed reading this book. As Sophie said that so I wanted to read! I was getting confused which is North and South or Atlantic and Antarctic, but I was excited to read i
...more
Ryutaro Hamada
Apr 17, 2013 rated it liked it

1.OXFORD, true storise, stage1
2.4/15 - 60minutes; 4/17 - 30minutes
3.race, journey, Antarctic, Norwegian, Englishman, dogs, ponies
4.Can you kill and eat dogs? - No, I can't. Even if there is noting to eat, I cannot kill and eat dogs.
5.It was very excited because it is true story and I studied about them in hidh school. Their journey was very dangerous. I was moved to the figure to go confront and overcome the danger.
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Takuma Kusagawa
May 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
1. OXFORD level1

2. 5/6=80minutes

3. Englishman,Norwegian,South Pole,journey,dangerous,snowstorm,cold

4. Scott"This is a very bad day. We are all tired, and have cold feet and hands. It is-30°
Centigrade and there is a snowstorm. Great Got! This is an awful place!"
I think this scene expresses Scott's bad feeling.

5. This story is a race to be the first man at the South Pole. Englishman compete with Norwegian.
Through reading this book, I learned the importance of "Never give up!"
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Takuro Suzuki
Jul 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
1:Oxford lv1
2:7/9=90min
3:the South Pole, two ships, Tera nova, Flam, Race, dogs, ponies
4:(a)the scene that Tera nova starts the race
(B)I was exiting the scene because I imagine what will happen the story.
5:It is the real story. I was impressed and enjoyed the story.
Minami Murase
time 60min
captain-Scott-ships-race-ponies-dogs-reach

Have you gone to the place where it is -30degrees?
No, I have not. But I decided to go to Canada in this spring! there is so cold place!

Do you do ski or snowboard?
Yes, but snowboard is so difficult for me.
قائدة الغد
amusing nd ssoooo delecious nd easy story
Mohammadreza
خیلی جالب بود
Mojtaba Taghizadeh
Aug 01, 2021 rated it liked it
An interesting true story with a flawless narration from Tim Vicary
Selena
Dec 09, 2015 added it
I think book very interesting
Daniel Schofield
Oct 18, 2015 rated it liked it
I thought that the book was pretty good, and I was fascinated that the Norwegians, won the race to the south pole! The story telling was a little bit boring, and the characters were okay
Dani
Feb 02, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nonfiction
Siendo para lo que es, un libro para aprender inglés, la historia, la intriga y el fácil seguimiento de lectura hacen interesante y obligatorio llegar a su final.
Namiko
It is really difficult and hard to go to the south pole. Dogs are better than ponies. Dogs are very strong on the ice and they are eaten. I was shocked that most English men died.
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