Feeling no fear, a five-year-old boy spent two days floating at sea on a mattress in a bid to survive from the effects of the tsunami that killed thousands of people from his town and was reunited with his family on Thursday.
He cried as he rushed to his parents, older brother and younger sister at a refugee camp in Meulaboh, his hometown of 40,000 people in Aceh that was one of the hardest hit in Sunday’s disaster.
Wira later calmly (9)_______ reporters the amazing events that brought him back to his family, a rare tale of happiness in the devastated province on the island of Sumatra that has seen nearly 80,000 people killed by the flooding.
Nursing only a gash to his left leg, Wira said he was playing with his brother and sister near his home when the waters rushed through.
According to Antara news agency, Wira said he held on to various floating pieces of wood while being swept away.
“I was not afraid because I am used to the sea.” Wira said while massaging his wounded leg.
“As I was still holding to a door, the mattress came by so I decided to climb on it. I was not afraid, but I was cold.”
Wira said he spent two days out at sea until he (10)______by fisherman on the lookout for bodies off coast of Meulaboh. –AFP
Adapted from: Jakarta Post
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“Wira later calmly (9)_______ reporters the amazing events that brought him back to his family…” artinya “Wira kemudian dengan tenang ____ para reporter tentang kejadian luar biasa yang membawanya kembali kepada keluarganya.” Kalimat tersebut lebih tepat diisi dengan kata menceritakan (told, recounted to, narrated to) atau menjelaskan (explained to). Jadi, kata yang tidak bisa digunakan untuk melengkapi kalimat tersebut adalah B. proved to yang artinya membuktikan.
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