Second of all - but no less important - I want to thank warmly all those students who posted their answers to the last Six Minute English Quiz on Microadventures. You have been fantastic. Here are your names:
Sara Sena - Nisha - Alessandro Zara - Cristina Luca - Enrico De Santis - Cristina Meschini - Anonymous.I would love to know who 'Anonymous' is so that I can thank him or her personally for the contribution.
Here then are the answers to the quiz:
Question 1 (Official):
How far it is around the world measured at the equator – in other worlds the circumference? It is approximately…
(b) 40,000 km
Question 2: What is a 'microadventure''? A short adventure close to home. Or any answer that conveys this idea.
3. Where did Alistair Humphrey go for his microadventure? He walked round the M25 motorway or London's orbital road. See the famous Italian documentary, "Sacra GRA", by Gianfranco Rosi.
5. Why does Alistair Humphreys recommend being out at night? Because it feels different, with just a small hint, or suggestion, of fear.
6. Why does he get a little nervous when he is out at night? Because he imagines the presence of ghosts.
Never mind if your answers weren't totally correct. An approximate answer, showing that you had a basic understanding of the listening exercise, is also good.
So keep calm, carry on listening, and watch out for the next quiz, coming soon!
All the very best,
Michael, Editor, "Rome English"