# Term 2: Online Listening Comprehension #1 - 1st Audio Recording (Bermuda Triangle)

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You will hear a podcast about the Bermuda Triangle. For questions 1-7, tick the answer which best fits according to what you hear. You will hear the recording once.

• 1.

### Where is the Bermuda triangle located?

• A.

Atlantic Ocean

• B.

Pacific Ocean

• C.

Antarctic Ocean

• D.

Indian Ocean

A. Atlantic Ocean
Explanation
The Bermuda Triangle is located in the Atlantic Ocean. This region is notorious for mysterious disappearances of ships and airplanes, which has led to various theories and speculations about its causes. The area is roughly bounded by Miami, Bermuda, and Puerto Rico, and it is known for its unpredictable weather patterns and magnetic anomalies. The Atlantic Ocean is home to this enigmatic and intriguing region that continues to captivate the imagination of people worldwide.

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• 2.

### Which three cities make up the Bermuda Triangle

• A.

Bermuda, America, Puerto Rico

• B.

Puerto Rico, Florida,  Hawaii

• C.

America, Bermuda, Cuba

• D.

Bermuda, Florida, Puerto Rico

D. Bermuda, Florida, Puerto Rico
Explanation
The Bermuda Triangle is not made up of cities, but rather a region in the western part of the North Atlantic Ocean. It is known for mysterious disappearances of ships and airplanes. The correct answer is Bermuda, Florida, and Puerto Rico because these are the three points that form the triangle.

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• 3.

### How much area does the Bermuda Triangle cover?

• A.

50,000 square miles

• B.

5,000 square miles

• C.

500,000 square miles

• D.

500 square miles

C. 500,000 square miles
Explanation
The Bermuda Triangle covers an area of 500,000 square miles. The Bermuda Triangle is a region in the western part of the North Atlantic Ocean where numerous aircraft and ships have disappeared under mysterious circumstances. It is known for its reputation as a site of unexplained phenomena and is often associated with paranormal activities. The vast area covered by the Bermuda Triangle adds to its intrigue and has led to various theories and speculations about its mysterious nature.

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• 4.

### What makes the Bermuda Triangle so mysterious?

• A.

People have repeatedly reported strange phenomenon there

• B.

UFOs have landed there

• C.

People are just making up stories to scare each other

• D.

A. People have repeatedly reported strange phenomenon there
Explanation
The Bermuda Triangle is considered mysterious because people have repeatedly reported strange phenomena occurring in that area. These reports include unexplained disappearances of ships and airplanes, electronic malfunctions, and compasses behaving erratically. These consistent accounts of unusual occurrences have contributed to the mystery surrounding the Bermuda Triangle.

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• 5.

### What happens to compasses in the Bermuda Triangle

• A.

They spin around and do not show true North

• B.

They spin around until they find true North

• C.

They show true north

• D.

They show true South

A. They spin around and do not show true North
Explanation
In the Bermuda Triangle, compasses spin around and do not show true North. This phenomenon is known as compass variation or magnetic deviation. The Bermuda Triangle is located in an area where the Earth's magnetic field is unstable, causing compass needles to behave erratically. This can lead to confusion and disorientation for navigators and pilots who rely on compass readings for direction.

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• 6.

### Skeptics of the Bermuda Triangle mystery claim that...

• A.

The Bermuda Triangle is nothing to be intrigued about

• B.

The same number of disappearances that happen in the Bermuda Triangle happen in the rest of the world

• C.

More disappearances happen in the Bermuda Triangle than anywhere else in the world

• D.

Stories of disappearances in Bermuda Triangle are made up

B. The same number of disappearances that happen in the Bermuda Triangle happen in the rest of the world
Explanation
The correct answer suggests that skeptics of the Bermuda Triangle mystery claim that the same number of disappearances that happen in the Bermuda Triangle also happen in the rest of the world. This implies that the Bermuda Triangle is not unique or particularly dangerous compared to other areas of the world, and therefore there is no mystery or reason to be intrigued about it.

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• 7.

### What is the narrator's stand of the Bermuda Triangle theories?

• A.

He believes all of them

• B.

He feels that there is merit to some of the theories

• C.

He is skeptical

• D.

He feels that there is some paranormal activity going on