Sir Guy Loonaby-Smith, the famous explorer, is being interviewed on TV about his exciting life.
Complete the dialogue and fill in the correct tenses!

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Interviewer Sir Guy, you (spend) the last sixty years exploring the world. When
(you first become) interested in travelling?

Sir Guy Well, I can tell you the exact day. I (be) eleven years old and I
(sit) in the school library and I (read)a book about South Africa.
Suddenly I (see) a picture of Lake Victoria and at that moment I
(decide) to become an explorer.

Interviewer When (you, first, go) to Lake Victoria?

Sir Guy Well, after I (leave) school at the age of 15, I (live) with my uncle
for two years. He (be) an old man then, but he (be) a sailor all
his life. He (find) me a job on a ship and at the age of 17 I
(arrive) in Africa!

Interviewer You (travel) to the most interesting countries in the world.
(you, ever, have) any frightening experiences?

Sir Guy Oh yes, lot’s of them

Interviewer Which (be) your most frightening?

Sir Guy Perhaps it (be) one night in India in 1942. Something really frightening
(happen). It (be) about ten o’clock and I (be) in bed. I
(hunt) all day and so I (feel) very
tired. I (just blow) out my candle when I (feel) something
heavy sitting on my feet. When I (light) my candle, I (can) hardly
believe my eyes: a tiger (sit) on my bed!

Interviewer My goodness! Is that story really true, Sir Guy?
Sir Guy How dare you ask me that! I (never tell) a lie in my life