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DRAGONS - True or False

DRAGONS - True or False

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mythological creatures, throughout, wise, luck, evil, treacherous, shrines, wings, jaws, strength, resemble, unlikely, lizards

Of all the mythological creatures, few have captured the human imagination as much as the dragon. It appears in the literature and legends of cultures as diverse as China, Japan, Iran, the Mayans, classical Greece, Rome, Judaism, the Babylonians, ancient Egypt, and medieval Europe.

These fascinating creatures have taken different forms and qualities in the mythologies of different cultures throughout history. To the Chinese, a dragon was an immensely wise animal which brought good luck. But for the Norsemen of Scandinavia, it was an evil, terrifying and treacherous monster.

And to the ancient Greeks, the dragon was often a creature of intelligence and virtue - and might be found guarding shrines dedicated to the gods. All these dragons do have some things in common, however. They tend to be shown with huge bat -like wings, long toothed jaws like a crocodile, piercing eyes, sharp eagle -like talons and huge scaly bodies - and they can often breathe fire. Another common point is that they're always creatures of immense power and strength.

But where do dragons come from? The creatures they most resemble, in size and shape, are dinosaurs - but since the last dinosaurs died out tens of millions of years before the first humans ever appeared, that seems an unlikely source of inspiration. One theory is that the earliest humans may have evolved when huge lizards - smaller than dinosaurs, but larger than anything known today - were still around. Another theory is that the dragon represents something submerged in the human subconscious. It's fun to speculate, but nobody knows for sure.

Are the following statements TRUE or FALSE? Copy the evidence from the text. No marks are given for only TRUE or FALSE.

Dragons in China are considered to have a positive influence on people´s life

Dragons in different cultures do not physically resemble each other

Explicación: Para la primera afirmación el párrafo relevante es:

"To the Chinese, a dragon was an immensely wise animal which brought good luck" destacar parrafo

La respuesta es verdadera ya que el texto nos explica que en la cultura China, los dragones son considerados animales que traen buena suerte.

Mientras que para la segunda es:

"All these dragons do have some things in common, however. They tend to be shown with huge bat-like wings, long toothed jaws like a crocodile, piercing eyes, sharp eagle-like talons and huge scaly bodies – and they can often breathe fire." destacar parrafo

Según el texto, la apariencia física es uno de los puntos en común que tienen los dragones descritos en las diferentes culturas. Todos ellos son grandes figuras representadas con enormes alas, gran mandíbula y ojos amenazadores.

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