Vocabulary - Grammar 1

Gap-fill exercise

Fill in all the gaps, then press "Check" to check your answers.

Read the text.
Write down the words in brakets in the right form.


On November 15th, 1977, two brothers, Chris and Stewart Newman, (leave) Cardiff on the Welsh coast to sail to New York.
The day before they had stowd everything into the boat (oneself).

Out on the Atlantic Ocean, their boat was rocked (violent) by a storm. Chris thought, " If this storm carries on much (long) ,
we ( not be able/cook) our lunch.

Suddenly their boat was capsized by a gigant wave. Their food (supply) and their navigation equipment (drift) away.
They (quick) tied one of the sleeping bags to the mast, because it should help (pull) the boat upright again. The brothers had vitamin tablets and a medical kit, but not enough food. " If only we (be) at home", said Chris.

At last, on December 13th, one of the young men (spot) an island, but it was (desert), no one lived there. They sailed on to the next island.
A fisherman happened to be there and found them.