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Part 1 Grammar
Choose the option that completes the sentences correctly.
Please read the next text carefully.
Aaron Ralston's Story
Aaron Ralston, a 27-year-old mountain sports fanatic from Colorado in the United States, found himself in dire straits alone in a canyon in the desert when a 500kg rock came crashing down the canyon to smash his right hand and trap it against the canyon wall. A terrible accident, but the situation was made all the more serious, because on this occasion Aaron had failed to tell anyone where he was going. He left his bike and then walked down the Blue John canyon. No one had the slightest idea where he was.
After three days of not seeing or hearing any sign of life Aaron realized he would die there if he didn't do something drastic. The course of action was horrific, but there was no other way. He had to amputate his right hand. Fortunately, he had some straps that he could use to make a tourniquet to stop himself bleeding to death when he cut the arteries.
After another 24 hours of pain and despair, the idea and the strength came to him in a flash on the sixth day. With a final burst of energy, he broke both bones in his arm and freed himself. He then found a way of lowering himself down a 20m drop in the canyon with a rope and only his left arm, and then started walking the 10 km back to his car. He would have bled to death if it hadn't been for the rescue helicopter that just happened to be flying overhead.
For Ralston, there was a spiritual dimension to the experience. In his news conference, he said, "I may never fully understand the spiritual aspects of what I experienced, but I will try. The source of the power I felt was the thoughts and prayers of many people, most of whom I will never know."
Part 3. Listening Comprehension
Listen to the audio and choose the option that best answers the sentences.