Luces de bohemia

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5 This story also involves betting, but this time the action takes place
On board a ship. What do you think thepassengers bet on?

I THINK THAT THE PASSENGERS MAY BET ON THE TIME THAT THEY WILL ARRIVE
6 Check the meanings of these words in yourdictionary.

Auction deck purser rail

A Which word refers to something not usually found on a ship?
A DECK
B What is the purser on aship responsible for?
A PURSER IS A WHO IS A PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR THE PASSENGERS AND LUGGAGE
C What is the purpose of a rail?
THEPURPOSE OF A RAIL TO AVOID FALLING TO THE SEA
D What would people do on sundeck?
THEY SIT UNDER THE SUN TO WATCH THE SEA

After you read
7Finish the sentences.
A Every day the captain of the ship guesses THE DISTANCE THAT THE SHIP WILL TRAVEL

B Mr Botibol thinks thecaptain's guess is likely to be too HIGH
Today because THE WEATHER WAS GET WORSE

C The winner of the competition will receive about 7000DOLLARS

D If Mr Botibol wins, he plans to BUY A CAR FOR ETHEL

E Mr Botibol thinks he can slow the ship down by THROWING HIMSELF TO THESEE

F He is careful to check that the old woman can and SEE AND HEAR

8 Explain what goes wrong with Mr Botibol's plan.

MR BOTIBOL`SPLAN GOES WRONG BECAUSE THE OLD WOMAN NOT TO RAISE THE ALARM AND THEN MR BOTIBOL WASN`T RESCUED AND THE SHIP DOESN`T STOP.HE LOSES HIS BET
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