2006Choose the word from 1 to 10 which best completes each sentence:
The Swedish man-of-war foundered on her maiden voyage and slept for 3 centuries at the bottom of Stocholm Harbour.To secure his power , king of Sweden wanted a strong navy to protect the supply lines leading to the 1.(stage,drama,theatre,place) of war on the other side of the Baltic.It seems that his ambitions grew after he 2(put,placed,set,sent) his original order and the 'Vasa' was begun as a smaller ship and completed as a larger one.
On August 10,1628,a bright,sunny day,cannons 3.(shot,fired,gunned,sounded) salutes and the cheering throng on the quays watched as the imposing vessel began to move slowly in the light breeze.Suddenly a 4.(flush,gust,storm,blow) of wind caught the ship.She heeled over and foundered.A ship of this size,equipped with bronze cannons worth a fortune could not but become an immediate 5.(purpose,goal,subject,object) of salvage.A Swede came on the 6.(arena,area,scene,location) five years after introducing a diving bell that made submarine sites more accessible.A diver would don leather clothing and climb on a platform hanging under the ball.The bell would be 7.(dived,dipped,sent,lowered) down to the wreck.When beloe the diver could hardly move and could not see at all.8.(Still,In fact,In short,Incidentally) the salvagers managed to bring up most of the Vasa's 64 cannons.An Italian priest and explorer has left posterity an eyewitness 9.(anecdote,account,recording,review) of a salvage operation: 'I asked the diver through an interpreter if he could have stayed down longer.He said yes,up to half an hour,but not longer.It was possible that the air 10.(encircled,enclosed,encased,encapsulated) by the bell would have become too hot from his breathing, and the water would have excessively tormented his legs with cold.So the wreck was abandoned to the sea until 1956,when a private researcher located the ship on the bottom of the harbour.
My answers:1.stage theatre
8.In fact still
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