Tag: English

Jacob’s Version of Where Angels Fear to Tread Y9

Task 3:

Where angels fear to tread


This task is about reading to find information and make inferences.

Read ‘Where angels fear to tread‘, then answer the following questions.




How old is Ngorongoro Crater?


About 2 million years old




What word does the writer use in the middle of the story to indicate that he wasn’t scared of buffalo?


He said they were just buffalo’s and he waved at them to move out of the way


c) What would have been a useful item to take on the walk to the lodge?

A Flashlight, (In case they go somewhere at nighttime and they can actually see) Gun, (In case a lion comes to attack you at sometime) Knife/Machete (In case you want to harvest food and resources) Or A Flare. (In case you get lost in the woods with no map)


d) Explain how the saying in the final line, “Fools rush in where angels fear to tread”, goes with the story.

“Fools rush in where angels fear to tread” refers to a person who behaves impulsively; they don’t think before reacting. The saying goes with the story because a group of people, Halina and the speaker travel to Africa before knowing very little about it e.g. dangers, animals, people.

This was how a group of people known as fools went to Africa without knowing how dangerous or scary it could be. They could have been killed not knowing that buffalo were one of the most dangerous animals as the local man said.  Smart people however know as angels would know that buffalos are danger and back away from them slowly and try not to look at them.

e) What two lessons could be gained from this story?

       i. Never ever rush a buffalo or else you will probably never see the world again.

       ii. Don’t go somewhere that you don’t know about anything about or the extreme dangers lurking.


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