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Olvasott szöveg értése - Task 3

Angol emelt szintű érettségi, 2011. május

In this text about a recent geological discovery the first sentence of each paragraph has been removed. Your task is to put the sentences on the left back into the text on the right. Remember that there are two extra sentences that you will not need. Write the letters of the missing sentences in the boxes next to the numbers. Click on the button "Check answers" when you have entered all your answers. If you make a mistake, please try again: you must find all the correct answers to complete this task.
(A) We had a doctor outside the cave to monitor our vital signs, and we were coming out of the cavern with our heart rates up at 180.

(B) Perhaps we should console ourselves with the thought that there are certainly lots more crystal caves waiting to be discovered.

(C) Mexico’s Cave of Crystals stunned geologists when it was first discovered in 2000.

(D) We kept being told how difficult it was going to be to film in the Naica Cave, but nothing really prepares you for the extremes of that cavern.

(E) For starters, the geology of the area suggests that there could be more crystal caves in the area.

(F) Yet for the people who own the Naica mine, the crystal cave is a side-show.

(G) Despite all the dangers, however, my overwhelming memory is the sheer beauty of the place.

(H) It is an epic story of how geology, geography and climate have influenced mankind.

(I) The cave was first discovered by accident.

(K) You wear protective clothing, including a special cooling suit filled with ice cubes.
Rare glimpse of the crystal cave

(1) The underground chamber contains some of the largest natural crystals ever found − some of the selenite structures have grown to more than 10m long. Professor Iain Stewart got a rare glimpse of the subterranean spectacle while filming for the new BBC series How the Earth Made Us. Here he talks about the experience.
(2) It’s about 50°C in there, but it’s the virtually 100% humidity added on top that makes it a potential killer. That combination means that when you breathe air into your body, the surface of your lungs is actually the coolest surface the air encounters. That means the fluid starts to condense inside your lungs − and that’s really not good news.
(3) Miners working in the Naica silver mine broke through the walls of the cavern and were astounded to discover these enormous crystals − the biggest anywhere on earth. But when the first people went in to explore, they were almost overcome by the conditions − and there’s some pretty hairy video footage of them coming out of the cave on the verge of losing consciousness. So we knew the dangers were real.
(4) Then there’s a breathing system which feeds cool, dry air into your mask. It’s OK to take the mask off for a short while, but do without it for more than about 10 minutes, and it’s likely that you’re going to start keeling over.
(5) I was lucky of course. All I had to do was stand there and talk, but the cameraman and all the others were having to work in these conditions, wearing these cumbersome suits, and they really struggled. For them the biggest danger was falling over; rescuing someone inside would have been very tricky.
(6) It’s such a glorious place, it’s like being in a modern art exhibit. I kept reminding myself: "You’re in the Naica Cave", because there’re only a handful of geologists that have ever been in there.
(7) They don’t make any money out of it and sooner or later, when the economics of the mine change, it will close. The pumps will be taken out, the mine and the cave will flood, and the crystals will once more be out of our reach.
(8) The Earth’s crust must be riddled with wonders like this. As we learn more about the crust, we can be sure that there will be discoveries even more spectacular than Naica.

Utolsó módosítás: 2011. 05. 12.