Matura 2009 z języka angielskiego r 6

Matura 2009

Zadanie 6. (5 pkt)
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Zadanie 6.
When Laura Trowbridge, a 22-year-old student from London, decided to take part in a television documentary, she could not know what an ordeal it would all become. Otter Hole, a 2-km long cave where the documentary was shot, is known for being dangerous. Being an experienced caver, Laura was well aware of the danger, but some accidents cannot be predicted.

As the team members were passing some equipment to each other, Laura slipped and fell down 7 feet from a ledge inside the cave. Luckily, there was a doctor among them who gave first aid to the woman.

Paul Taylor, of Gloucestershire Cave Rescue, says she was too hurt to make it out of the cave and the situation got critical when part of the rescue route flooded at high tide. The volunteers rescued her after the tide dropped on the River Wye, allowing them to crawl through the muddy rock system. She was carried 750 metres on a stretcher through mud and slippery rocks to the entrance of the cave by a chain of people who worked throughout the night and day.

Peter Hobson, a rescuer, says Laura was a super patient. She was cheerful and calm, and her attitude made the job so much easier. She must have been in a lot of pain but did not show it. It was very tight and restricted in the cave, and the amount of mud made movement difficult. Peter points out that it was a superhuman effort by the rescue team in very difficult conditions.

The rescue operation was delayed by last minute problems. The last ten metres took more than two hours to complete, and Laura was given painkillers. She often had to be removed from the stretcher due to the tight passages and narrow tunnels. One passage was even compared to a letterbox.

Sam Moor, another rescuer, says that he feels a great sense of relief. He spent a lot of time lying on his back with a stretcher on top of him to keep it out of the mud. Laura was very determined throughout. Sam also says that jokes and banter were used to keep up spirits.

In his opinion, you have to laugh and joke in such critical situations to make people more relaxed.

adapted from The Daily Telegraph

6.1. Which is true about Laura?
A. She lacked experience in caving.
B. She belonged to a student rescue team.
C. She decided to explore the cave on her own.
D. She was a member of a televised expedition.

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6.2. During the rescue operation
A. the rescuers waited till the water level fell.
B. it was too dark to carry the stretcher.
C. the entrance got blocked with rocks.
D. the rescuers had to use chains.

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6.3. How does Peter Hobson feel about the rescue operation?
A. He regrets not being patient enough.
B. He admires his colleagues and Laura.
C. He is really sorry for the rescue team.
D. He wishes Laura had been more relaxed.

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6.4. The rescue operation took longer than expected because
A. the painkillers given to Laura didn’t work.
B. the rescuers had to remove some boxes.
C. it was difficult to get the stretcher through.
D. Laura’s condition suddenly deteriorated.

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6.5. According to Sam Moor, in extreme situations
A. a drop of alcohol can bring quick relief.
B. criticism makes people more determined.
C. a sense of humour can ease the tension.
D. willpower helps to keep up spirits.

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