Loch Ness Monster

A- Watch and/or listen to the video and choose the right word.
Loch Ness a beautiful but 1 _____ lake in the Scottish highlands. The first recorded sighting of the Loch Ness monster goes all the way back to the 6th century, when an Irish monk was said to have chastised the 2 _____ creature and ordered it back into the depths. But it wasn’t until a 3 _____ of sightings in the 1930s that hunting for the loch ness monster began enormous. London tabloids printed eyewitness 4 _____ and they 5 _____ wanted a photo to go with the stories. In 1934 a London surgeon named R. Kenneth Wilson provided this snapshot. The image was immediately  6 _____ “the surgeon’s photo”. It was printed and reprinted appearing in countless newspapers and books and the Loch Ness legend continued to grow. Then nearly 60 years later a man named Christian Spurling made a 7 _____ revelation.

The photo was the brainchild of his stepfather Duke Wetherell a film boy and a big game hunter the Daily Mail had sent to Loch Ness to 8 _____ nessie on film. According to Spurling when Duke failed to come up with the photo, the paper fired him so Wetherell decided to settle the score. Wetherell took a toy submarine 9 _____ a nessie shaped head and neck and launched the monster in the shallows of Loch Ness. He took the famous photo and later     10 _____ the London surgeon to claim it as his own.
1
A) forbading  B) forbidding  C) forging  D) forcasting
2
A) visible  B) various  C) versatile  D) vicious
3
A) string  B) series  C) striking  D) starving
4
A) accords  B) astounds  C) accounts  D) amounts
5
A) deliberately  B) desperately  C) delightfully  D) deliriously
6
A) dubbed  B) dated  C) derived  D) doomed
7
A) starring  B) styling  C) stunning  D) stearing
8
A) captivate  B) cared  C) capture  D) carved
9
A) furnished  B) fashioned  C) favored  D) fastened
10
A) convinced  B) conveyed  C) confronted  D) concluded

B- Mark the statements as True (T), False (F) or No Information (NI).
1- Loch Ness is the largest lake in Britain.
2- The Irish monk was killed by the Loch Ness monster.
3- Kenneth Wilson proved that the photo was fake.
4- Christian Spurling was a famous physician.
5- Wetherell took the fake photo to take his revenge.
6- Both Wetherell and Wilson worked for the Daily Mail.
7- Only after 6 decades did people learn the truth about the “the surgeon’s photo”.
8- London surgeon stole Wetherell’s photo.

C- Match the words with their definitions.
…. chastise      A) very many
…. sighting       B) disclosure
…. enormous  C) punish
…. countless   D) dismiss somebody from work
…. revelation  E) occasion of seeing
…. fire                F) start
…. launch         G) unusually large

D- What do the following words refer to?
1- “The forbidding creature” in line 2 refers to
2- “they” in line 4 refers to
3- “The image” in line 5 refers to
4- “big game hunter” in line 7 refers to
5- “the monster” in line 9 refers to

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KEY

A- Watch and/or listen to the video and choose the right word.
1 B) forbidding
2 D) vicious
3 A) string
4 C) accounts
5 B) desperately
6 A) dubbed
7 C) stunning
8 C) capture
9 B) fashioned
10 A) convinced

B- Mark the statements as True (T), False (F) or No Information (NI).
1- NI
2- F
3- F
4- NI
5- T
6- F
7- T
8- F

C- Match the words with their definitions.
…. chastise        C) punish
…. sighting        E) occasion of seeing
…. enormous   G) unusually large
…. countless    A) very many
…. revelation  B) disclosure
…. fire                D) dismiss somebody from work
…. launch         F) start

D- What do the following words refer to?
1- “The vicious creature” in line 2 refers to Loch Ness monster
2- “they” in line 4 refers to London Tabloids
3- “The image” in line 5 refers to the surgeon’s photo
4- “big game hunter” in line 7 refers to Duke Wetherell
5- “the monster” in line 9 refers to a toy submarine with a nessie shaped head and neck