The Busman's Holiday
A Busman's Holiday is a holiday/vacation during which you engage in activities which are similar to your own job. This short story tells off two time travelers who visit the Great Exhibition of 1851, taking place in London's Hyde Park.
Six paragraphs have been removed. Below the story, you will find the six removed paragraphs PLUS one paragraph which doesn't fit. Choose from the sentences (A-G) the one which fits each gap (1-6). Remember, there is one extra paragraph you do not need to use. Write the correct letter in the empty boxes in the text.
Use these paragraphs to fill the spaces below. There is one extra you do not need to use.
- They moved on, deeper into the massed throngs. They saw a sign that read "Retiring Rooms". Charles approached to see if he could get a look inside.
- Will thought long and hard about this. "I don't think so," he said finally.
- "This is the Stonehenge of mechanical engineering," Will said, his finger poised over one of the valves.
- Then we'll all be the better off for it," Will said, brushing down his jacket melodramatically. "Oh my, let's go and be really bad.
- Will, it's ten in the morning and it's only the second day. All the big wigs are going today. Stop your whining. I heard no complaints from you last night when you were drunk on ale..
- Everywhere they turned, voices beckoned.
- "It's the steam that drives the belt that drives the wheels," the man said, a gleam of pride on his face.
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