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Exercise "Herman, Arkansas, and verbs", created by taiji43 (a free exercise to learn English):
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Stats (911 candidates)
Question 1 passed: 48.7 %
In 1998, in an Arkansas village, a farmer named Herman, the owner of a sloping field located nearby a river, * that his huge barn was flooded each fall.
Question 2 passed: 69 %
To overcome this problem, he * dismantling his sixty-year-old barn with the help of some friends and rebuilding it on the topmost part of the ground protected from the flooding.
Question 3 passed: 58.3 %
However another extravagant solution, much cheaper than dismantling and rebuilding his old barn, suddenly * his mind.
Question 4 passed: 57.8 %
He thought he could lift his barn and carry it to higher grounds thanks to some friends' help. He realized that if he wanted * a success, he would have to calculate the shortest distance between the current location of the barn and its future location.
Question 5 passed: 73.1 %
It * of the utmost importance
Question 6 passed: 40.8 %
that the weight of the barn *, that is to say, he had to know the total weight of the nails, the beams, the timbers and the boards.
Question 7 passed: 58.6 %
He * to figure out the number of the participants able to lift and carry about 23 kilos each and walk five minutes on 45 meters before setting the barn down at a higher place. After a few days of calculation, the estimated total weight of the barn amounted to 7 tons.
Question 8 passed: 60.7 %
So, 344 volunteers were needed and each of them would have to lift over twenty kilos. The people taking part in the operation * on handles installed around the barn.
Question 9 passed: 58.4 %
This wooden barn would be reinforced inside and outside to prevent it * . Herman found his volunteers among his friends and people in the surrounding villages. For him the project would coincide with the centenary of the village.
Question 10 passed: 49.6 %
Before the date of the moving attraction, Herman * three hundred and forty-four volunteers.
Question 11 passed: 62.6 %
At the count of three they * the barn, walked at the same pace and set it down as if the barn weighed nothing. Thunderous applause broke out among the crowd.
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