Read Comprehension – Couple in mountain-top drama

A couple from Leeds was dramatically airlifted to safety from an isolated mountain-top on the Isle of Skye last weekend.

Shelly Reid, 33,and her boyfriend Max Jackson, 34,were on a walking holiday on the Scottish island when the incident happened. The couple had decided to take a shortcut through some woods, but soon found themselves on the edge of a slippery cliff with nightfall fast approaching.

Fortunately, Shelly was able to get a signal on her mobile phone and managed to alert the rescue services. Within several minutes of making the call, a helicopter arrived and airlifted the couple to safety.

Shelly said, “we felt so frightened and alone up there. I don’t know what would have happened if I could not have got a signal on my phone .”

Undeterred, the couple have decided to continue their holiday and are due back next week. Max said, “We’ll stick to the main footpaths from now on and would advise anyone walking around here else to do the same. “

Read the passage and answer the following questions :

1.What are the names of the couple:

i) Shelly Raid

ii) Max Jackson

iii) Shelly Raes and Mack Jackson

iv) Both i and ii

2. What was their age?

i) 33,35

ii) 35,34


iv) 34,32

3. What was the name of the mountain?

i) Isle of Skye

ii) Kamet

iii) Both i and ii

iv) None of the above

4. What was the mistake they did?

i) tried to take a shortcut through the woods

ii) came to the island

iii) both i and ii

iv) none of the above

5. What came for the couple rescue?

i) an aeroplane

ii) a jet

iii) a helicopter

iv) few travellers

6. What helped them to save themselves?

i) the helicopter

ii) the mobile signal

iii) the mobile

iv) the couple themselves

7. What did Max decide to tell others?

i) to come to the island again

ii) to never take shortcut way

iii) to always follow the original path

iv) both ii and iii

8. What did the couple do after their rescue?

i) returned home

ii) continued their holiday

iii) stayed back in the woods

iv) both ii and iii

9. What was the name of the island?

i) Anguilla island

ii) Cuba island

iii) Scottish island

iv) none of the above

10. What does airlifted mean here?

i) saved after getting a call

ii) organized delivery of supplies

iii) to rescue via helicopter

iv) both ii and iii