“Where angels fear to tread”

Task 3:
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?

The Ngorongoro crater is about 2 million years old.


What word does the writer use in the middle of the story to indicate that he wasn’t scared of buffalo?

The sentence “But they weren’t lions, only buffalos” shows that he isn’t scared of buffaloes and was relieved that there aren’t any lions. The word “Only” Is a strong word.

What would have been a useful item to take on the walk to the lodge?

A flashlight, Why? Because as in the text, it was night time for them so they needed light to see everywhere. And also there’s no moon for light.

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.

“Fools rush in where angels fear to tread” this phrase would prove that halina was foolish enough to way out the buffaloes to clear their own pathway whilst the prudent people like the local man who knew about the animals and had recollection of the animals would back off of the wild animals.


What two lessons could be gained from this story?

i. Always find out what you’re heading for before you head for them.

ii. Don’t go to a different/foriegn country without learning tons about it

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