Take a good look at this picture and try to answer the questions below. Some are more difficult than others.
1. How many tourists are staying at this camp?
2. When did they arrive: today or a few days ago?
3. How did they get here?
4. How far away is the closest town?
5. Where does the wind blow from: north or south?
6. What time of day is it?
7. Where did Alex go?
8. Who was on duty yesterday?
9. What day is it today?
1. There are four tourists.
You can see four spoons on the picnic blanket and there are four names on the duty list.
2. They arrived a few days ago
A spider was able to build a spiderweb between their tent and a tree in the due time.
3. They got there by boat
There are oars by the tree.
4. No, a village is not far
There’s a chicken wandering around – which suggests a village is quite close.
5. The wind is blowing from the south
A flag that shows the wind direction is on top of the tent. How are you supposed to know which direction is which? Branches on the southern side of trees are normally longer (at least if you’re in the Northern Hemisphere).
6. It’s morning
Based on an answer for the previous question, you know how to tell south from north. Now you can do the same with east and west and figure out the time based on the shadows.
7. Alex is catching butterflies
You can see his net behind the tent.
8. Colin was on duty yesterday
Colin is looking for something in his backpack (it’s marked with a ‘C’). Alex is catching butterflies. James is taking pictures (you can see a camera tripod sticking out of his bag). That means it must be Peter on duty today, and therefore, according to the list, Colin was on duty yesterday.
9. Today is August 8th…
Peter is on duty, according to the list, and there is a watermelon on the ground (watermelons ripen in August).
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