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Reading and Grammar Practice

Stories for Reading Comprehension 4 Unit 3




abruptly
accommodation
baffled
beckoned
convinced
copious
crude
crumbled
disease
dramatically
dusk
emerged
encircled
enigma
entry
fermented
fingered
frantic
gleaned
head-shrinking
horizon
introverted
mood
nervous
press on
rainforests
remains
rituals
scant
shivers
subsisting
sufficiently
tracts
tribes
unexplored
violently
weather-beaten
whether



1. Why do you think head-hunting and head-shrinking, the activities of small tribes of tropical rainforests, send shivers down the spines of those in the so-called civilised countries while this does not occur when they carry on the same activities towards their own kind?
For instance, in England, when Charles II reclaimed the crown for his family, he exhumed the body of Oliver Cromwell, who had his father, Charles I, beheaded, and had Cromwell's head removed from the body and placed atop the Tower of London. After Henry VIII had Sir Thomas More executed, he ordered his head placed atop the Tower of London for a month, until More's daughter Margaret Roper retrieved it.

2. On what grounds does anthropology and ethnography attract the attention of the civilised countries? Why do you think anthropology enjoys a far greater popularity in Europe and the USA than it does in Russia?

3. Which do you think would rather be adopted by savage tribes during their contact with civilised world: fire-arms or a variety of simple games and dances?

4. Do you think this story could actually take place? Why?