Complete the following text with correct words from the box. Read the text aloud.
The Tsar's Daughter
Once in western Siberia, there lived a great tsar. He had one daughter named Altyn-Aryg. When the tsar grew old, he said to his wife, a woman as old as him, "We have no sons and my (1) ____ is leaving me. A daughter cannot govern such numerous people and will not be able to look after so many cattle."
Overhearing this, his daughter (2) ____ and said, "Father, why can't I rule the people and manage the whole herds?" He said, "The task is too great for you." The maiden replied, "If you have decided not to give me my people and my herds, I cannot live here anymore. I am leaving."
Altyn-Aryg's parents pleaded with her to stay, but her heart was set. Before she left, her father gave her his (3) ____, saying he sorely hoped she would never need to use it.
The maiden traveled for a long time. One day, she arrived at a certain kingdom where she learned of a terrible monster called the Snake Prince. The Snake Prince was terrifying people of the area. His mouth was so huge. When the monster took over a (4) ____, all the people who survived became his slaves and had to pay tribute by giving him the best of their harvest and most of their wealth.
"Where does this Snake Prince live?" asked the tsar's daughter. "Why would you want to know?" she was asked. "I have come a long way and will go further. I must find and (5) ____ the Snake Prince. If he is fated to die, he will die. If I am fated to die, I will die," the tsar's daughter replied.
So the maiden was directed to an uninhabited valley. The land where the Snake Prince lived was truly a wasteland. No birds flit about in the skies; no insects scurried along on the ground. In this dry desert was where she found the (6) ____ Snake Prince.
The tsar's daughter walked inside the giant jaws of the snake. Inside the belly of the beast, she saw many living people as well as birds and beasts. Reaching the Snake Prince's heart, the girl called for a sword and a hero handed her one. She (7) ____ at the Snake Prince's heart, but did not defeat him because the sword broke. She took many swords and all of them broke. She realized the heroes must have lost courage since all their swords were broken. Taking out her own father's sword, she cried aloud to the heroes, "See what it will be!" and struck the monster's heart with all her might. With these words the Snake Prince defeated. The other humans rejoiced and escaped from his jaws, the birds flew away, and the wild beasts ran off. When the heroes came out, they cheered the tsar's daughter and said, "You saved us all! We will pay you as we paid the Snake Prince." The maiden answered, "There is no need to pay (8) ____. Go and resume your former lives. But those who wish to follow me may return with me to my land."
And so the tsar's daughter took (9) ____ and their cattle with tier and returned to her parents' home. Her father immediately issued a feast to celebrate his daughter's return. He said, "Where have you been, my daughter?"
She related how she had slain the Snake Prince and had brought back new herdsmen and their cattle. Praising her highly, the tsar said, "It is well that you used your strength to free the heroes, beasts, and birds. I give you now my people and my herds. I know my time is soon at hand." As so the tsar's daughter received her father's full (10) ____, and when he died, she became the ruler of the land.
(Adopted from: https://www.storiestogrowby.org/story/tsars-daughter/ (September 16, 2019))
Kita akan membahas bagian rumpang no 6.
Arti dari kalimat soal "In this dry desert was where she found the (6) ____ Snake Prince." adalah "Di gurun kering inilah dia menemukan Pangeran Ular yang (6) ____."
Kata "Snake Prince" adalah kata benda (noun) yang mana kata sebelumnya dapat berupa kata sifat (adj). Dari daftar opsi, kata yang tepat untuk melengkapi bagian rumpang adalah "enormous (adj) = sangat besar".
Jadi, jawaban yang benar adalah "enormous" sehingga kalimatnya menjadi "In this dry desert was where she found the enormous Snake Prince."
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