Module 1 Exploring the Unknown The Spirit of Adventure



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Module 1 Exploring the Unknown

1. The Spirit of Adventure
1. Think about the following questions and answer them. Try to describe the place using the following words.

  • Is there some place you would like to go?

  • Where would you like to go?

  • What would it be like?

Fascinating, exciting, challenging, relaxing

A cruise, a round-the-world trip, a flight, a safari

Mountaineering, trekking, cycling, sailing

2. Listen to and watch Roald Amundsen South Pole Video – Explorers Series and answer the following questions:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1d8NitQDYkE


  1. Why did Roald Amundsen decide to reach the South Pole and not the North Pole as he planned initially?

  2. What was the name of Amundsen’s ship?

  3. Where were Amundsen and his crew when he finally revealed the whole truth about the expedition?

  4. How did Amundsen plan to beat Scott’s expedition?

  5. What draft animals did Amundsen choose for his expedition? Why?

  6. Why was the location of the Amundsen’s base on the ice shelf of critical importance?

  7. Why did Amundsen call his camp “Butcher’s”?

  8. What delayed Amundsen’s expedition?

  9. How many miles away was the South Pole from the Schakleton’s final point?

  10. What did Amundsen leave at the South Pole together with the Norwegian Flag?

  11. What kind of tragedy overshadowed Amundsen’s success?

  12. What were the reasons for Amundsen success in reaching the South Pole?



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