TASK 4 – Choose from the list the headline which best summarizes each part (19-25) of the article. There is one extra heading which you do not need to use. There is an example at the beginning (0).

EXAMPLE: 0​. In 1947, the strangest craft to set sail in 500 years crossed the South pacific from Peru to Indonesia. A Norwegian scientist called Thor Heyerdahl built the boat, Kon-Tiki, named after the Indonesian Sun god, and made the massive journey across open seas with the aim of proving his theory about the origins of the Indonesian people.

Kon-Tiki was designed by copying pre-Columbian illustrations and paintings. It was built in Peru using local material like wood, reeds and rope made from plants. There was no metal used at all in the construction. The finished boat was 15 metres long and 5 metres wide. The six man crew, and a parrot called Lorita, shared a small cabin of 5 metres long and 2 metres wide. They also had to carry enough supplies for the 100-day crossing. They carried with them 1,250 litres of water and 200 coconuts as well as fruits and roots. The US Army had also given them emergency rations and survival equipment. Their diet was supplements with the wide variety of fish that they were able to catch while at sea.

  • Where they went, others have followed.

  • A debatable success.

  • Water shortage.

  • An experienced team

  • Three months in the Pacific.

  • He had something to prove.

  • The technical aspects.

  • People are still talking about it.

  • A sight not seen in 500 years.