Friday, 17 December 2010

Comprehension Test: The Answers

Okay, so here are the answers to the short comprehension test I posted the other day.

According to the news article...
  1. The accident took place in Queens
  2. Four vehicles were involved; a bus, a truck and two vans
  3. Five people were taken to hospital
  4. None of the injuries were life-threatening so we can assume there were no fatalities.
Now that was quite straightforward apart from the fact that the BBC couldn't count. If you listen to the voice over they clearly state that there were three vehicles involved yet you can easily see four in the video.

To make matters worse they even had the descriptive text for the article stating that there were three vehicles. Although after about forty-eight hours someone did eventually change the text.
17 December 2010 at 12:41 , Rob said...

Had to watch it twice more before I spotted the second van. Doh!

Also I figured that being taken to hospital could have been a precautionary step rather than a necessary injury indicator. Still "none of the injuries" implies 2 or more were injured so "Not a clue" was definitely a wrong answer.

Hey ho.

Hope everything is sorted for your weekend and you have a fab one!

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