THE BERMUDA TRIANGLE – 2
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The Bermuda Triangle, which is sometimes called ‘The Graveyard of the Atlantic’, is one of the greatest mysteries of the world. This is an area of the western Atlantic between Bermuda and Florida, almost triangular in shape, where at least a hundred ships and planes and over a thousand people have disappeared since 1945.
No wreckage has ever been discovered in the area; that is, no bodies, life boats, or any other evidence of disaster have been found. It is as if these planes, ships and people had never existed. In some cases, a normal radio message was sent from the airplane reporting that everything was fine. Then, a few minutes later, the radio seemed to break down.
In others, a weak S.O.S. message was received but the airplane disappeared before ships or other airplanes could be sent to help. Sometimes in perfect weather, there were strange references to fog and loss of direction. In the extraordinary case of five U.S. navy planes which disappeared on a regular flight from Florida, the rescue plane sent to find them also disappeared.
A strange white light is a characteristic of the sea in this area. It is interesting to know that not only was this light observed by the astronauts on their way to space, but it was also seen by Columbus over four hundred years ago. It is not yet known if this light has any connection with the strange disappearances.
Many theories have been suggested to explain all these mysterious happenings in the Bermuda Triangle. Some people belive that they are caused by activity from outer space. Others think that they are caused by some undiscovered source of energy or by some dimension of time 25 or space which is not known by man. There is no answer yet, but scientists are working hard to find one.
A. What do the following refer to?
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2. ‘if (line 18):
3. ‘they’ (line 22):
4. ‘Others’ (line 23): Other
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B. Mark the best choice.
1. The Bermuda Triangle is located .
a) in Bermuda
b) between Bermuda and Florida
c) in a triangle
d) near the Graveyard of the Atlantic
2. The strangest fact about the happenings in the Bermuda Triangle is .
a) that bodies have been found
c) that ships and planes have never existed
b) the lack of evidence of disaster
d) the appearance of wreckage in the area
3. Before the airplanes disappeared, .
a) odd reports about the weather were sometimes received
b) a ship was sent to look for them
c) S.O.S. messages were never sent
d) the pilots always reported that there were no problems
4. The strange white light in the area was .
a) the cause of the disappearances
b) unknown four centuries ago
c) noticed by the astronauts
d) a theory suggested by scientists
5. The disappearances .
a) are caused by people from outer space
b) take place in the unknown time dimension
c) are due to a recently discovered energy source
d) haven’t been explained by scientists yet