Teacher/ Student to read out the first part given . After you listen, answer the following questions :
Nuclear war has broken out in Europe. A school in England has been evacuated by airplane to an unknown destination. While flying over a tropical region, the plane is shot down and it bursts into flames , but the body of the plane containing the passengers falls to earth safely. A few boys (Ralph, Jack, Roger, Simon, Piggy and others) manage to scramble out. They have landed on an unnamed island which has coral reefs, beaches, caves and fruit trees. The novel tells their story.
a. What do you think happened to the boys and the plane they were flying in?
b. What happened to the other part of the plane?
c. How did Ralph attract the attention of the other boys?
d. What were the names of the first three boys who came to the meeting?
e. Why do you think the groups of boys were marching in two parallel lines?
f. Do you think there were any adults on the island? Why/ Why not?
g. Can you predict what happened to the boys next? For example, how did they organise themselves? What about shelter and food?
(a) The boys were lost and were trying to find everyone else. The plane was shot and crashed on the island. Luckily, the part of the plane carrying the boys left unscathed and the boys were alive.
(b) The other part of the plane burnt and sank into the sea.
(c) He blew the conch to attract the attention of the other boys.
(d) Ralph, Piggy and Johny
(e) Probably they were members of a scout.
(f) The presence of only marching boys indicates there are no adults on the island.
(g) After arrival of the band of marching boys, they might have been escorted to the nearby village or town. Once they had reached the human habitation, they would have got shelter and food. There was another sad possibility of being caught by the enemy.