1) What did Mr Fogg mean by saying that the world “is no longer a big place”? (reading for detail)
“The world,” said Mr Fogg, “is 110 longer a big place. Fast ships and trains have made a great change. For example, we have now the Suez Canal, and railways now run across India and the United States.” He also said that 80 days would be enough.
To prove what he said, Mr Fogg took a piece of paper and wrote down:
London to Suez by Calais and Brindisi (railways and steamship')
Suez to Bombay (steamship)
Bombay to Calcutta (railway)
Calcutta to Hong Kong (steamship)
Hong Kong to Yokohama (steamship)
Yokohama to San Francisco (steamship)
San Francisco to New York (railway)
New York to London (steamship and railway)
2) Find the geographical names in the extract above and match them with the transcription signs, (reading for specific information/reading by transcription signs)
3) What countries will Mr Fogg visit while travel?
4) According to Mr Fogg’s suppositions, how long will it take him and Passepartout to travel ...
a) from London to Bombay?
b) from London to Yokohama?
c) from Hong Kong to New York?
d) from Calcutta to San Francisco?
e) from London to London round the world?
5) Have a good look at the map. Trace on the map the route Mr Fogg was planning to follow using the extract from the book, (reading for specific information)