:: Lesson 37
LOS CURSOS DE INGLES
GRATIS PREFERIDOS POR LOS HISPANOHABLANTES
LECCION 37 - PAGINA 1
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You are going to read part of a short story. For questions 1-5, choose the
alternative (A, B, C or D) which you think fits best according to
what you read. Then check the correct answers.
THE STREETS OF ASHKELON.
Somewhere above, hidden by the eternal clouds of Wesker's World, a thunder rumbled and grew. Trader John Garth stopped when he heard it, his boots sinking slowly into the muck, and cupped his good ear to catch the sound. It swelled and waned in the thick atmosphere, growing louder.
That noise is the same as the noise of your sky-ship,' Itin said, with stolid Wesker logicality, slowly pulverizing the idea in his mind and turning over the bits one by one for closer examination. 'But your ship is still sitting where you landed it. It must be, even though we cannot see it, because you are the only one who can operate it. And even if anyone else could operate it we would have heard it rising into the sky. Since we did not, and if this sound is a sky-ship sound, then it must mean...'
"Yes, another ship,' Garth said, too absorbed in his own thoughts to wait for the laborious Weskerian chains of logic to clank their way through to the end. Of course it was another spacer, it had been only a matter of time before one appeared, and undoubtedly this one was homing on the S.S. radar reflector as he had done. His own ship would show up clearly on the newcomer's screen and they would probably set down as close to it as they could.
You better go ahead, Itin,' he said. 'Use the water so you can get to the village quickly. Tell everyone to get back into the swamps, well clear of the hard ground. That ship is landing on instruments and anyone underneath at touchdown is going to be cooked.'
This immediate threat was clear enough to the little Wesker amphibian. Before Garth finished speaking Itin's ribbed ears had folded like a bat's wing and he slipped silently into the nearby canal. Garth squelched on through the mud, making as good time as he could over the clinging surface. He had just reached the fringes of the village clearing when the rumbling grew to a head-splitting roar and the spacer broke through the low-hanging layer of clouds above. Garth shielded his eyes from the down-reaching tongue of flame and examined the growing form of the grey-black ship with mixed feelings.
Why did John Garth 'cup his good ear'?
Because it was thundering.
He thought there was a storm coming.
To listen more closely to the noise.
Because he could hardly hear what Itin was
What does the text tell us about Itin and Garth?
They reasoned in the same way.
They came to the same conclusion.
They were rude to each other.
They helped each other's thoughts along.
After they heard the noise, Itin...
swam back to the village.
walked to the swamps.
flew back over the swamp to the
ran back to the village over the hard ground.
What do we know definitely about Itin?
He came from the same village as
He wore a special amphibious suit.
His surname was Wesker.
He was an inhabitant of the planet Wesker.
Garth knew another spacer had come because...
he was half expecting one.
he saw it on his screen.
he was more intelligent than Itin.
he recognised its landing instruments.
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