On February 24, 1836, General Santa Anna’s army attacked the Alamo. The Mexicans had an enormous cannon. It shot a cannonball that damaged a wall of the fort.
Davy said, “We must destroy that cannon. It can destroy the walls of our fort.”
That night, Davy and Jim Bowie left the fort. They went to the Mexican camp. Everyone in the camp was sleeping. Davy and Jim silently passed behind the two Mexican guards. They put mud and stones in the enormous cannon. Then they returned to the Alamo.
The next morning, the Mexican army used the cannon. It exploded! The Mexicans were very surprised. Their enormous cannon was destroyed.
The men in the Alamo killed many Mexican soldiers. The Mexican army attacked many times during the day. But the Texans and the American army defended the Alamo.
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On February 24, 1836, General Santa Anna’s army
the Alamo.The Mexicans had an
a cannonball that a wall of the fort.Davy said, “We must
that cannon. It can the walls of our fort.”That night, Davy and Jim Bowie
the Mexican .Everyone in the camp
.Davy and Jim
passed the two Mexican .They put
in the enormous cannon. Then they to the Alamo.The next morning, the Mexican army
the cannon. It !The Mexicans were very
.Their enormous cannon
.The Mexican army attacked many times
the day.But the Texans and the American army the Alamo.
(1) When did Santa Anna’s army attack the Alamo?
.(2) Did the Mexicans have an enormous cannon?
.(3) Did it shoot a cannon ball that damaged a wall of the fort?
.(4) Did Davy and Jim Bowie leave the fort that night?
.(5) Did they go to the Mexican camp?
.(6) Was everyone in the camp was sleeping?
.(7) Did Davy and Jim silently pass behind the two Mexican guards?
.(8) What did they put in the enormous cannon?
.(9) Did then they return to the Alamo?
.(10) Did the Mexican army use the cannon the next morning?
(11) Did it explode?
(12) Were the Mexicans very surprised? .
(13) Was their enormous cannon destroyed?
.(14) Did the Texans and the American army defend the Alamo?.
cannonball [‘kænənbɔːl] пушечное ядро
enormous [ɪ’nɔːməs] необыкновенно большой, огромный, гигантский
damage [‘dæmɪʤ] v. повреждать
guard [gɑːd] охрана: They passed behind the two Mexican guards. Они прошли (прокрались) мимо охраны – двух мексиканцев.
mud [mʌd] грязь (глинистая)
stone [stəun] камень
explode [ɪk’spləud]/[ek’spləud] v. взрывать(ся)
silently тихо, молча
surprise [sə’praɪz] v. поражать(ся), изумлять(ся)
during [‘djuərɪŋ] во время
time [taɪm] раз: many times много раз; время