Freeform Writing Exercise

The origin of fire

El origen del fuego

In this exercise you'll practise El Condicional Simple, the use of El Pretérito Imperfecto vs. El Pretérito Indefinido, and the position of "it" with infinitives.

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise:
"ancestor", "to discover", "a stick", "wood", "stones", "to transport", "to look after".

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Our ancestors discovered fire thousands of years ago. The simplest method of producing it was to rub a stick with dry wood or to hit two stones together. To transport fire, (they) normally used torches and it was very important to keep it burning for as long as possible because it was so difficult to obtain. Thanks to the discovery of fire, the human way of life changed forever. Nowadays, we wouldn't be able to live without fire and we should look after this resource.

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