№176 по английскому языку за 9 класс Л.М. Лапицкая, Н.В. Демченко, А.В. Волков
авторы: Л.М. Лапицкая, Н.В. Демченко, А.В. Волков
Английский 9 класс Лапицкая страница 176
clouded over and for a moment the hippos disappeared and were forgotten as all efforts went to rescuing the stranded fisherman.
The next day only one hippo could be seen. It was the baby and he was stranded on the reef. As the water level kept rising and falling Owen tried to
get back to shore but couldn't. He was stuck on the coral reef. The water was too shallow for him to swim, and because he weighed so much the coral kept crumbling as he tried to wade back to safety.
Soon many villages heard there was a baby hippo stranded in the ocean and they came to help rescue Owen. At first they tried to catch Owen with their fishing nets. But Owen was scared and confused. He kept running away from them. He probably thought they were trying to hurt him. When they finally caught Owen he broke through their fishing nets.
Next the villagers borrowed shark nets from a fisherman. The shark nets were much stronger than regular nets. For hours they chased (ran after) Owen around the coral reef. Owen was getting very tired and hungry and thirsty2, but he did not want to be caught.
Finally a few men with the shark nets surrounded the baby hippo in the shallow waters. It was a brave man by the name of Owen who actually dealt with the hippo during the rescue. That's how Owen got his name.
Give titles to each paragraph of Part I.
Write the contents of each paragraph in 1-2 sentences.
Explain what you see in the picture.
What natural disaster does the story tell you about? What do you remember about this catastrophe? Work in pairs, then check with the whole class.