Esempio 4 - Prova invalsi on line 2019-2020, inglese, lettura, quinta superiore

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Animal Heroes

Read the texts about animals that have saved people, then choose the correct texts (A-H) to answer the questions (1-6).

Use each text once only.

There is one extra text that you should not use.

The first one (0) has been done for you.


A. While doing his daily farm work, farmer Noel Osborne was accidentally knocked into a pile of manure, shattering his hip. He was rendered immobile and stranded too far away for anyone to hear his calls for help. For five days, his goat Mandy huddled by his side keeping him warm, even throughout stormy, cold nights. Perhaps more remarkably, Mandy allowed Osborne to milk her for sustenance.

B. In 1919, a ship called Ethie crashed into rocks, stranding 93 sailors amidst stormy seas. After one of the sailors was swept out to sea, the crew turned to their dog, Tang. With the rope in his mouth, he leaped into the water. When he reached land, onlookers were amazed to discover that his jaw was still fastened to the rope. All 92 of the remaining sailors were pulled to safety due to Tang's ceaseless bravery.

C. Diver Yang Yun was part of a competition to hold her breath for as long as possible in a pool of beluga whales in China. The dive was going smoothly until she tried to move her legs and she couldn't. That's when Mila, one of the beluga whales, came to her rescue. Sensing something was wrong, the animal swam to the drowning diver, took Yun's leg in her mouth and lifted her to the surface to breathe, saving her life.

D. 8-year-old Amber Mason was saved by a 4-year-old elephant during the 2004 tsunami in Thailand. Just as the wave struck, the elephant took Amber on its back and ran for higher ground. As the wave crashed around them, the elephant even turned its back to the water, creating a protective wall from the impact. "If she had been on the beach on her own or with us on the beach, she would never have lived," Amber's mother recalled. "The elephant took the pounding of the wave."

E. A 2-year-old named Hannah would have choked to death if it wasn't for Willie the parrot. "While I was in the bathroom, Willie started screaming like I'd never heard him scream before and he started flapping his wings," said Megan, the babysitter. "Then he started saying 'mama baby' over and over again until I came out and looked at Hannah and Hannah's face was turning blue." Willie saved the day.

F. Surfer David Rastovich describes how a dolphin saved him from a shark attack. "I was sitting in the water, when all of a sudden I saw a dolphin next to me that was behaving unusually hectic. From the top I saw how the dolphin came flying and hit a shark hard in the side. I myself hadn't even seen the shark before," he recalled.

G. Here's the remarkable story of Jambo, a silverback gorilla at the Jersey Zoo. After a young boy, Levan, fell into the gorilla's zoo enclosure, fracturing his skull and breaking limbs, Jambo immediately came to his aid. The silverback stood firmly next to the young boy and even stroked his back in comfort, protecting the boy from danger. When Levan woke up and began to cry, Jambo led his entire troop away so human rescuers could reach the boy.

H. After a gasoline-powered water pump leaked odorless carbon monoxide into the Keesling family's home, their cat Winnie began to nudge and meow loudly at their ears. "It was a crazy meow, almost like she was screaming," said Cathy Keesling. By the time she got up, Cathy Keesling was already dizzy and nauseous from the fumes, and her husband and son were completely unconscious. But thanks to Winnie, Cathy was able to dial 911 before anyone was seriously harmed.

0. a family by producing a loud sound and keeping one member awake? H

Q1. a child by making a noise to attract the nanny's attention?

Q2. a person by preventing them from being violently attacked?

Q3. a group of people by guiding them to the shore?

Q4. a person by feeding and protecting them from the cold for several days?

Q5. a child by providing protection from its fellow creatures?

Q6. a person by dragging them upwards out of the water?

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