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and then do these exercises to check your understanding.
1. Check your understanding: true or false
for these sentences.
All the passengers were enjoying the cruise.
The passengers complained ab
out the weather.
The chief engine
er was often in a bad mood.
When the ship stopped
the captain drank his coffee.
The ship's propeller was caught on a big chain.
The propeller blades were damaged
by the chain.
The place where the ship stopped was beautiful.
After they got the chain free it dropped into the sea.
It took only a few minutes to pull the chain onto the boat.
Finally the captai
n realised why the sea level was going down.
. Check your understanding: matching
Match the two sentence halves and write a
e next to the number 1
If the ship hadn’t stopped,
the sea level wouldn’t have dropped.
the engineer hadn’t acted quickly,
the captain wouldn’t have spilled his coffee.
If the ship hadn’t stopped in a beautiful
the propeller blades would have been
If the crew hadn’t pulled the chain,
it could have been
If they hadn’t pulled out the plug,
they wouldn’t have found the plug.
Did you enjoy the story?
ave you ever been on a cruise ship?
If so, did you enjoy it? If not, would you like to?
: Short Stories