Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions from 31 to 35.
Jacques-Yves Cousteau was an explorer, ecologist, filmmaker, inventor and conservationist. He was a man who spent nearly his entire life underwater exploring the hidden depths of the ocean and who did more to educate the world about the mysteries of the deep sea than any other scientist before or since. He was born in June, 1910 in the village of Saint-André-de- Cubzac, in south western France. Jacques was a sickly boy and spent much of his time in bed, reading books and dreaming about a life at sea. In 1920, Jacques’ family moved to New York and he was encouraged to start swimming to build up his strength. This was the beginning of his fascination with water and the more he learnt through his own experiences, the more passionate he became about “looking through nature’s keyhole”. Nevertheless, his career in underwater exploration came about by accident. After entering France’s naval academy and travelling around the world, he was involved in an almost fatal car accident that left him seriously injured with two broken arms. He began swimming in the Mediterranean Sea to strengthen his arm muscles as part of his recovery process and rediscovered his love of the ocean. Cousteau developed a pair of underwater breathing apparatus to allow him to stay underwater for long periods of time. His experiments led to the development of the first Aqua.Lung which was a great commercial success. During World War II, he worked for the French Resistance and experimented with underwater photographic equipment. He helped to get rid of German mines and was awarded the Legion D’Honneur and the Croix de Guerre medals for his bravery. In 1942, he filmed his first underwater film Sixty Feet Down. It was 18 minutes long and was entered in the Cannes Film Festival.
What is the writer trying to do in the passage?
A. Teach readers how to make films
B. Explain how Jacques-Yves Cousteau has made a lot of money
C. Introduce readers to the filmmaker Jacques-Yves Cousteau
D. Describe particular films directed by Jacques Cousteau
Sep choose the correct answer before viewing the answer and the solution below.
The QG High School Examination 2021 subject ANH
Correct answer: C
What do readers try to do in a
A. Teaches readers how to produce movies
B. Explains how Jacques-Yves Cousteau made a lot of money
C. Introduces readers to film producer Jacques-Yves Cousteau
D. Portrays specific films directed by Jacques Cousteau
The reading, the author talks about Jacques-Yves Cousteau – a film producer