A. Text-based tasks - Lösung

27 pts

1. Decide whether the following statements are right or wrong.2 pts
a) Mike started his trip around the world in spring.
wrong (line 4)
b)1 He began his voyage in Cape Town.
wrong (line 10/11)
c) The boy had to face a lot of problems on his journey.
right (lines 18-22)
d) Most adults say that teenagers should have a certain age for such challenges.
right (line 29)
2. Finish the sentences using the information from the text.4 pts
a) After crossing the finishing line between England and France Mike won …
…his second Guinness Book entry. (line 8)
b) Mike passed the Panama Canal in order to …
… enter the Atlantic. (line 11/12)
or: … re-enter the Atlantic. (line 11/12)
c) He often had to stay awake because …
… the auto pilot broke down many times. (line 18/19)
d) 1 Young sailors not only need to be talented but also …
… physically and psychologicaqlly fit. (line 25)
3. Answer the questions in complete sentences.6 pts
a) How did Mike finance his sailing adventure round the world?
He was sponsored by "Totallymoney.com".
or: He had a sponsor.
b) What does Mike like about sailing? (2 items)
He likes watching whales and dolphins and enjoying the Pacific sunset.
or: He likes enjoying the Pacific sunset and beeing alone in the nature.
c) What did Libby Purves warn about?
She warned that less talented young people might follow Mike´s example.
or: She warned about pushy parents letting their children risk their lives just to become famous.
4. Match the headings with the five paragraphs in the text.
    Write down the lines … - … (Two of the headings do not match)
5 pts
a) Adults´ and journalists´ oppinions                                        lines 29-34
b) Mike´s first success                                                           lines 1-3
c) Good and bad experiences                                                 lines 13-24
d) Information about seasons                                                 The heading does not match.
e) Mike´s supporters                                                              lines 25-28
f) The route of Mike´s round-the-world voyage                         lines 4-12
g) Facts about Mike´s classmates                                            The heading does not match.
5. Ask questions.6 pts
 - How did you feel when you heard his boat turned over?
 - Did you push him?
 - Weren´t you afraid when your son was away?
 - Are you proud of your son?
 - When did you hear from him for the first time after he had left?