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English in Camp – Facilitator’s Guide Heroic Failures In a world where people strive for success, here are some stories of failures. Look at the stories and decide which ones are false and which ones are true. THE LONGEST ROMANCE In 1900 Octavio Guillen met the girl who would one day be his wife. Two years later he announced his engagement to Adrianna martines and everyone said they made a lovely couple. They still made a lovely couple in 1969, when they cast caution to the wind and got ma
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   English in Camp – Facilitator’s Guide Heroic Failures In a world where people strive for success, here are some stories of failures. Look at thestories and decide which ones are false and which ones are true. T HE   LONGEST   ROMANCE  In 1900 Octavio Guillen met the girl who would one daybe his wife. Two years later he announced hisengagement to Adrianna martines and everyone saidthey made a lovely couple.They still made a lovely couple in 1969, when they castcaution to the wind and got married in Mexico City. Theywere both 82 and had been engaged for 67 years.T HE   LEAST   SUCCESSFUL   ABDUCTION  In August 1972 Mr Darsun Yilmaz of Damali on the BlackSea was rejected by his neighbour’s daughter anddecided to abduct her. Soon after midnight Yilmazarrived in his beloved’s garden with a ladder. Once in her room, he threw a blanket over her head and carried her down to the car.Away they sped into the night, joy in his heart and stars inthe sky. However, when he unwrapped his preciouscargo and pursed his lips for a kiss he discovered it wasthe 91-year-old grandmother, who took this welcomeopportunity to beat him up.T HE   LEAST   SUCCESSFUL   ALIBI  During his divorce hearing in July 1978, a London manwas asked to explain what he and ‘the other woman’were doing in his bedroom with the lights out. He replied:“Playing snooker.”T HE   LEAST   SUCCESSFUL   ANIMAL   RESCUE  On 14 January 1978 a fire crew in England were calledout by an elderly lady in South London to retrieve her catwhich had become trapped in a tree. They arrived veryquickly and soon rescued the cat. So grateful was thelady that she invited them all in for tea. Driving off later,with fond farewells, they ran over the cat and killed it. 34   English in Camp – Facilitator’s Guide HOSPITAL BEDSThere are seven patients in the Hospital Ward. Their beds are arranged like this at themoment. Unfortunately the patients are not very happy with the arrangements. Can you re-arrange the beds so that each patient may be a little happier with his neighbour: ALFBASILCHUCKDAVEERICFREDGEOFF This is the hospital social workers assessment of each of the patients:ALF-Joker BASIL-Interested in literature & politicsCHUCK-In pain. Depressed. Needs to be cheered up but can't talk back.DAVE-Never stops talking about anything and everything.ERIC-Only interested in sport and girls.FRED-Wants to read or rest, but not chat.GEOFF-Lonely. Feels left out of things.HOSPITAL BEDSThere are seven patients in the Hospital. Their beds are arranged like this at the moment.Unfortunately the patients are not very happy with the arrangements. Can you re-arrangethe beds so that each patient may be a little happier with his neighbour: ALFBASILCHUCKDAVEERICFREDGEOFF This is the night sisters report on each of the patients:ALF-Sleeps through any noises.BASIL-Lies awake moaning & groaning all night.CHUCK-Very ill. Needs all the sleep he can get. Kept awake by Basil.DAVE-Snores very loudly.ERIC-Sleeps through all noises.FRED-Kept awake by George.GEOFF-Talks quite loudly in his sleep. 35   English in Camp – Facilitator’s Guide How many words can you make outof ‘Mangosteen’ 1.16.2.17.3.18.4.19.5.20.6.21.7.22.8.23.9.24.10.25.11.26.12.27.13.28.14.29. 36   English in Camp – Facilitator’s Guide 15.30. NASA GAME You are one of the crew on board a spaceship to rendezvous with the mothership on the lighted side of the moon.Mechanical difficulties, however, have forced your ship to crash land at a spotsome 300 kilometres from the rendezvous point. The rough landing hasdamaged much of the equipment aboard. Your survival depends on reaching themother ship, and you have to choose the most essential items for the 300 kmtrip. The 15 items left intact after landing are listed below. Your task is torank them in order of importance to your crew in your attempt to reach therendezvous point. Write number 1 for the most important item, number 2 forthe second and so on through to number 15. box of matches20 metres of nylon ropeparachute silktwo .45 calibre pistolsone case of tins of dried milkstar maplife raft20 litres of waterssignal flaressolar-powered FM receiver transmitter concentrated foodportable heating unittwo 50 kilo tanks of oxygenmagnetic compassfirst-aid kit 37
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