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Fill in the blanks. 1. Joseph and Etienne Montgolfier sent up ........................................... and ................................... in a ................................ hung from a .............................. . 2. Two Frenchmen went up in the air in a ................................... . 3. The use of ................................... made the balloons stay longer in the air. 4. The airship was made by .................................... a German ........................................... . 5. The German airship ..................................... caught fire in ..................................... .
A. Fill in the blanks. 1. Joseph and Etienne Montgolfier sent up {a sheep, a cock} and {a duck} in a {basket} hung from a {large hot air balloon}. 2. Two Frenchmen went up in the air in a {large Montgolfier type balloon}. 3. The use of {hydrogen gas} made the balloons stay longer in the air. 4. The airship was made by {Graf Zeppelin} a German {army officer} . 5. The German airship {Hinderburg} caught fire in {1937} .
What did men dream of when they saw birds flaying? Mention any two experiments they conducted to fulfil their dreams.
How did man invent balloons for flying?
Describe the first flight in a hot air balloon carrying animals.
Why did scientists replaced air with hydrogen to fill up balloons?
What were the problems with balloons?
Describe the airship made by Count Zeppelin.
What were the drawbacks of airships?
Why couldn’t men fly even after strapping wings on to their arms, and jumping from a high place?
Why did the silk bag go up with the smoke?
man’s fascination with birds led to the invention of the aeroplane. Discuss with your partner and make a list of any eight qualities/skills required for a successful invention. [Your clues keen observation, hard work, patience, determination, etc.] ..................... ..................... ..................... ..................... ..................... ..................... ..................... .....................
Match the words with their meanings. A B 1. Curling (a) floating in the air noiselessly 2. Mingling (b) feeling happy and enthusiastic 3. Excited (c) going up in a curve 4. Snapped (d) mixing 5. Gliding (e) broke suddenly
Pick out words from the text which mean the following. All the words end with ‘ight’. 1. Happiness ..................... 2. Very little ..................... 3. Flying through the air ..................... 4. Time when it is dark ..................... 5. Power of seeing .....................
Fill in the blanks with who, which, how, what, when, and why. Clues in the brackets suggest possible answers. 1. ..................... happened when smoke collected in the bag? (it rose) 2. ..................... did the Montgolfier brothers send animals up in a hot air balloon? (in 1783) 3. ..................... did the king of France feel when he saw the animals going up? (delighted) 4. ..................... was hydrogen used in hot air balloons? (because it is very light) 5. ..................... made the first airship with an aluminium body? (Zeppelin) 6. ..................... German airship caught fire while landing? (Hinderburg)
Fill in the blanks with a, an, or the. Joseph and Etienne Montgolfier were French. They lived in ..................... second half of ..................... eighteenth century. They invented ..................... first hot air balloon. In 1783, they sent up ..................... sheep, ..................... duck and ..................... cock in ..................... basket suspended from ..................... balloon. This was ..................... first time that some living creatures went into ..................... sky. This experiment created ..................... lot of excitement among ..................... French people.

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