Where angels fear to tread
This task is about reading to find information and make inferences.
Read ‘Where angels fear to tread‘, then answer the following questions.
|How old is Ngorongoro Crater?
Two Million years old.
|What word does the writer use in the middle of the story to indicate that he wasn’t scared of buffalo?
It identified as a ‘Harmless as a flock of New Zealand sheep’
|c)||What would have been a useful item to take on the walk to the lodge?|
Best item to be at use is a torch, in the story it points out how dark it is in the night and how dangerous animals can get.
|d)||Explain how the saying in the final line, “Fools rush in where angels fear to tread”, goes with the story.|
“Fools rush in where angels fear to tread” refers to a person who behaves impulsively; they don’t think before reacting. The saying goes with the story because a group of people, Halina and the speaker travel to Africa before knowing very little about it e.g. dangers, animals, people.
The saying “Fools rush in where angels fear to tread” unspokenly refers to a person who does not plan ahead nor think things through. The saying goes with the story because it relates to the ‘reckless’ visitors that visited Africa, they were very dominant more than being cautious of the buffalos. The Antagonist recklessly waved her arms to the ‘Harmless’ buffalo just to come to realisation it was one of Africa’s most dangerous animals.
What two lessons could be gained from this story?
i. That thinking ahead isn’t a way of showing off.
ii. To think twice.