SWIMMING TO ANTARCTICA

Task 1 (6 points)
Read the text and do the task. Fill in each gap with an appropriate section of text from the list. Write the appropriate letter in the gap. There are more sections of texts than gaps.
SWIMMING TO ANTARCTICA
In 2002, swimmer Lynne Cox attempted an ambitious feat – swimming a mile in the frigid waters of
Antarctica. Cox sailed on the ship ‘Orlova’ with a team of seven friends.
When I returned to my cabin, I thought for a long time about what I was about to attempt. I had mixed feelings about the test swim. In some ways, it had given me confidence; I now knew that I could swim for twenty-two minutes in thirty-three-degree water. But it had also made me feel uncertain.
(1) _F_ The water temperature on the big swim would be a degree colder. Thirty-two degrees. That was a magic number, the temperature at which freshwater froze. I wondered if in thirty-two-degree water the water in my cells would freeze, if my body tissues would become permanently damaged. I wondered if my m...

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