THE RED FLAG

All the men crossed the line. These men wanted to defend the Alamo. These men wanted an independent Texas.

On February 23, 1836, General Santa Anna and his army arrived. He sent a messenger to the Alamo. He wanted the people in the Alamo to leave. The men in the Alamo answered with a cannon shot! They did not want to leave. They did not want to return to the United States. General Santa Anna was furious. He showed a red flag. The red flag meant: No Prisoners! He wanted to kill everyone in the fort!

 

FILL IN THE BLANKS

All the men __________________

These men wanted to __________________ the Alamo.

On February 23, __________________, General Santa Anna and his army __________________

He__________________ to the Alamo.

He wanted the people in the Alamo __________________

The men in the Alamo answered with __________________!

They did not __________________.

They did not want __________________ the United States.

General Santa Anna was __________________.

He showed __________________.

The red flag __________________: No __________________!

He wanted to __________________everyone in the fort!

 

ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS:

(1) Did all the men cross the line? __________________.
(2) Did these men want to defend the Alamo? __________________.
(3) When did Santa Anna and his army arrive? __________________.
(4) Did he send a messenger to the Alamo? __________________.
(5) Did he want the people in the Alamo to leave? __________________.
(6)What did the men in the Alamo answered with? __________________.
(7) Did they want to leave? __________________.
(8) Did they want to return to the US? __________________.
(9) Was General Santa Anna was furious? __________________.
(10) What flag did he show? __________________.
(11) What did it mean? __________________ (12) Did he want to kill everyone in the fort? __________________

 

VOCABULARY

furious [‘fjuərɪəs] взбешённый, в ярости
shot [ʃɔt] выстрел: a cannon shot: выстрел пушки
return [rɪ’tɜːn]v. возвращаться: They did not want to return to the US. Они не хотели возвращаться в США.

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