Aniqua of Where Angels Fear to Tread Y9

Task 3:

Where angels fear to tread


This task is about reading to find information and make inferences.

Read ‘Where angels fear to tread‘, then answer the following questions.



How old is Ngorongoro Crater?


Two million years old




What word does the writer use in the middle of the story to indicate that he wasn’t scared of buffalo?




c) What would have been a useful item to take on the walk to the lodge?


d) Explain how the saying in the final line, “Fools rush in where angels fear to tread”, goes with the story.

“Fools rush in where angels fear to tread” refers to a person who behaves impulsively; they don’t think before reacting. The saying goes with the story because a group of people, Halina and the speaker travel to Africa before knowing very little about it e.g. dangers, animals, people.

e) What two lessons could be gained from this story?

       i. “Never upset a buffalo! You would have no chance at all of running fast enough to get                    away from it” can’t run from a buffalo when their upset

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