Olvasott szöveg értése — Task 4

Angol középszintű érettségi, 2016. május

In this article about a man who flew to Australia for free, some parts of sentences have been left out.
Your task is to reconstruct the text by filling in the gaps from the list (A-M) below.
Remember that there is one extra phrase that you will not need.
Write the letters in the boxes next to the numbers.
When you have entered all your answers, click on the button Check answers.
If you make a mistake, please try again until all your answers are correct.
A) to be put on an Air India plane

B) let himself out

C) with no money to buy a plane ticket home

D) they opened the doors

E) I took off all my clothes

F) lie on his back with his knees pulled up

G) his daughter got back home

H) to think about it

I) a sticker on the box said “RED PAINT”

K) he was at home

L) he decided to post himself in a wooden box

M) he could even convince his wife
The man who posted himself to Australia

In the mid-1960s, Australian athlete Reg Spiers found himself stranded in London (1) . He really wanted to get back to Australia in time for his daughter's birthday, so (2) .
Built by one of Spiers' friends, the box allowed him to sit up straight-legged, or (3) . The two ends of the box were held in place by wooden pegs that he used to (4) . To stop anybody finding out that a person was inside, (5) and it was addressed to a fictitious Australian shoe company.
He packed some tinned food, a flashlight, a blanket and a pillow into the box plus two plastic bottles - one for water and one for urine, and then the box was ready (6) that was flying to Perth, Western Australia.
There was a stopover on the long journey in Bombay, where they parked Spiers - upside down - in the hot sun for four hours. "It was really hot as hell in Bombay, so (7) ," he says. "If they open the box then... Oh, it’s so funny even (8) !"
When the flight finally landed in Perth, (9) and Spiers immediately recognised the accent of the Australian airport workers. He knew that finally (10) .
Spiers had survived three days travelling in the wooden box. He managed to get back in time for his daughter's birthday and (11) that this whole story was true.