Month: December 2022

Where Angels Fear to Tread

Hi, everyone !

Today for Literacy, we had to act as if we were in college, and so the way we completed and did our work wasn’t the same as usual, and quite different in certain ways to how we usually would complete it.

Below is the task that we all did as a class :))


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.

a) How old is Ngorongoro Crater?

About two million years old.

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

“But they weren’t lions, only buffalo” implies that encountering buffalos didn’t faze him as much since he was relieved they weren’t lions.

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

In the text, it mentions that it was very dark so bringing a flashlight or two would’ve helped them see through the darkness a lot better.

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 saying goes with the story because they weren’t aware of how dangerous buffalos really are, and instead treated them like they were just a flock of New Zealand sheep since they went to Africa without knowing anything about it.
They also didn’t bring along any useful items with them on their stroll at night, which was very foolish of them to do since not only was there barely any light for them to see, but they also could’ve also ran into dangerous angry animals.

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

i. To not behave impulsively, and think carefully before doing or saying something.

ii. Be careful about what you do if you encounter dangerous animals to not provoke them.