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Tourists take on shark

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In a scene reminiscent of the film Jaws, a shark approaches the shore of an Australian beach.

However, unlike the film, beachgoers don't flee from the fish, they wrestle it and attempt to coax it back out to sea.

The shark was also spotted in the shallow waters of a creek by frightened parents, children and tourists before finding its way back to open water.

reminiscent of

bringing back memories of

flee from

run away from, escape from

wrestle

fight by grabbing hold of

to coax

to encourage or persuade in a gentle way

spotted

seen or noticed

Exercise

Use one of the words or phrases below to complete each of these sentences from news reports.

Note that you may have to change the form of a word to complete the sentence correctly.

reminiscent of / flee from / wrestle / to coax / spotted

1.
She was quite actively crawling round the glass and I had ___________ her into one of our insect jars while making sure not to get bitten.

2.
Although there was no sign of any of these music stars, one rock star has been ___________ around Park City - Dave Grohl, making his directing debut in a documentary …

3.
Pyongyang's New Year's message for the first time in nearly two decades came in the form of an authoritative speech by the country's top leader, underscoring the regime's efforts to portray Kim Jong-un as a bold and dynamic leader ___________ the late leader Kim Il-sung.

4.
Ahmed Dogan, leader of the Movement for Rights and Freedoms (MRF) was unharmed and the unidentified man was ___________ to the ground by security guards.

5.
A series of air attacks by French helicopters and fighter planes reportedly sent the rebels ___________ two of the main northern towns, Gao and Timbuktu.

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Answers

How did you do?

1:

to coax

2:

spotted

3:

reminiscent of

4:

wrestled

5:

fleeing from