I. Read the text and retell the information on it verbally!
Earhart was born in Atchison, Kansas, in 1897. She worked as a military nurse in Canada during World War I (1914-1918). In 1920, Earhart moved to California and began taking flying lessons. She bought her first airplane at the age of 24. In 1928, two American pilots invited Earhart to join them as a passenger on a flight across the Atlantic Ocean. The trip made Earhart famous. She was the first woman in history to cross the Atlantic by air! Earhart tasted the thrill of long-distance flight, and she wanted more of it.
In 1932, Earhart became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She made the trip in 13 hours and 30 minutes, setting a new speed record for the flight. For her achievement, Earhart won special honours from the American and French governments. Then, in 1935, Earhart became the first woman to fly solo over the Pacific Ocean. She took off from Honolulu, Hawaii, and landed in Oakland, California. Earhart set another record in 1935 by flying from Mexico City, Mexico, to New York City in a record time of 14 hours and 19 minutes.
In June 1937, Earhart began what she hoped would be her greatest achievement: a flight around the world. Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, took off from Miami, Florida, flying east. On July 2, with over half of the trip behind them, their airplane left New Guinea in the western Pacific Ocean and headed for the Howland Islands. But somewhere over the Pacific Ocean, Earhart's airplane disappeared. Navy airplanes and ships searched for Earhart and Noonan, but they found no trace of their airplane. To this day, the fate of the golden girl of flight remains a mystery.
II. Answer the questions based on the text of point I carefully!
Who is Amelia Earhart?
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Pertanyaan di atas menanyakan tentang siapa Amelia Earhart. Jawaban pertanyaan tersebut dapat ditemukan pada kalimat "Earhart became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean". Kalimat tersebut menyebutkan bahwa Amelia Earhart menjadi wanita pertama yang terbang sendirian melintasi Samudra Atlantik. Dengan demikian, dapat disimpulkan bahwa Earhart adalah penerbang perempuan pertama dalam sejarah yang melintasi Samudra Atlantik (she was the first female aviator in history to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean).
Jadi, jawaban yang tepat adalah "she was the first female aviator in history to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean".
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