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For questions 1-8, read the text and choose the correct answer for each gap. Click on a gap and a choice of words will appear. Then choose the correct answer.
Mission: South Pole
Nobody had ever visited the South Pole before 1911. The first person to do so was the Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen, accompanied by a team of four men. Their from Europe to Antarctica took two months, and all five men returned unhurt. Sadly, the same could not be said of their 52 snow dogs, of whom only 11 . And there were other human casualties in the to reach the South Pole.
At around the same time as Amundsen’s team departed, a group of British men set with a similar goal. Led by Robert Falcon Scott, they reached the South Pole five weeks later than the Norwegians. However, on their return, they faced conditions and crew member Lawrence Oates fell seriously ill. Oates left the safety of the tent, famously saying, ‘I am just going outside and may be some time’. He believed his would allow his friends to continue their mission – but the reality was that none of the party made it home. However, the diary of Captain Scott, which was discovered and published in 1912, became a literary .