|ESL BLUE(s)|| A Shorts Story: past tenses, questions |
A Shorts StoryMr. Katougoru was standing in a crowded commuter train when, suddenly, his underpants
began to attack the other passengers in the train. Fortunately, someone came to their rescue and no one was injured. Later, an embarrassed Mr. Katougoru explained that it happened because he was afraid of drowning.
This, believe it or not, is a true story and will make sense to you once you have done the following exercise:
Fill the blanks in the questions and/or answers with the correct word. Only one word is missing. If a verb is in italics, you must use the same verb in the question. Look at the example:
- It happened in early 1998. (Click on highlighted answer for extra feedback)
The rest of the story: Mr. Katougoru was afraid of tsunami, that is, gigantic waves caused by 'seaquakes' or volcanic activity under the ocean. The Japanese are right to be afraid of tsunami since Japan is very prone to this kind of disaster. However, Mr. Katougoru went a bit too far, don't you think? He certainly learned his lesson. I'm sure the guy with the pencil got his point across.