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Hot air balloons fly because they are lighter than air. The balloon itself is actually called an envelope as it is not sealed on the underside. The hole, or opening, underneath enables hot air to be pushed into it which is lighter than the air around it and so the balloon rises in the sky. When you attach a basket underneath that can carry passengers, it can become an ideal activity for tourists as they can soar high above the landscape below and experience a unique view.
This form of travel is associated with adventure and romance. ‘It is brought to life in fiction, like in film adaptations of the ingenious travel book ‘Around the World in 80 Days' that plots Phineas Fogg's famous journey to circumnavigate the globe, and ‘Up' a film in which an elderly man uses more than just one balloon.' Here, the story focusses around a house that can fly as it has a lot of balloons attached to it. These are not filled with hot air but with helium which is a gas that is lighter than air, so it rises and so does the house. ‘This may sound like an imbecilic and impossible idea in reality, but it is not.'
In the 1980's an American truck driver invented what is now called cluster ballooning, when he attached weather balloons to his garden chair and allegedly flew 15,000 ft. up into the air. More recently, a British man has succeeded in reaching a height of 8,000 ft., whilst strapped to a camping chair attached to 100 helium filled balloons. To descend, he had to cut balloons off one by one and this enabled him to land safely just north of Johannesburg, South Africa. He did not fly all the way from home, the climatic conditions in South Africa were better for his crazy adventure, so he and his team decided to give it a go there instead. The balloons he used were not quite like those in the movie, they were bigger and stronger, but still multicoloured. In 2015, a Canadian man made a similarly inspiring flight, but he ended up with a large fine for dangerous operation of an aircraft.
As a man can be lifted by helium balloons, this may mean that it is possible to lift a house, high up into the atmosphere, in a similar way. However, this might depend on what the house was like. In the film mentioned previously, the house is made of wood and does not have any foundations, so it is light and not attached strongly to the ground. This makes it the ideal type of house to be transported with balloons. If you wanted to move a brick house instead, this might prove tricky. For one, it is likely to fall apart if you remove it from its concrete foundations, and even if it is still in one piece, will probably be just too heavy to lift with balloons, no matter how many. In the future, it is likely that someone will try this feat, the question is, how high can a house fly?
The British man flew his chair _____.

A from Britain to South Africa
B in Canada
C around America
D in South Africa


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Subject :IEO    Class : Class 5

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Class : Class 7
Yup.

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Class : Class 7
Can anyone tell who is Rewisewise from Noida ? His answers are labelled as master answers saying that he has answered first so it is master ans. But when we answer first , then also it is his only !

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Class : Class 5
There needs to be a comma after... Seriously, as you can see

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Class : Class 7
I think that he is a SOF agent !!!!!!!!!

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Subject :IEO    Class : Class 5

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Class : Class 6
a

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Class : Class 5
Oh wait it’s B

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Class : Class 8

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Class : Class 5
A

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Class : Class 7
B is the antonym of complementary and not complimentary.

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Subject :IEO    Class : Class 5

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Class : Class 5
Cynical's antonym is optimisticGo check the dictionary Mannat

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Class : Class 8

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Class : Class 5
Optimistic

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Class : Class 6
no

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Class : Class 5
The answer is d which is optimistic.

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Subject :IEO    Class : Class 5

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Class : Class 5
It is not d it is a

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Class : Class 6
Agreed...even i think the same

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Class : Class 8
I also think a is right.

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Class : Class 5
Option A is correct but it is showing D as the correct answer.

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Class : Class 5
i think a is also right

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Class : Class 8
i agree

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Class : Class 5
I am pretty sure that it is a

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Class : Class 5
A IS RIGHT BUT D IS THE ANSWER

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Class : Class 6
No. It is d)

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Class : Class 5
MASTER ANSWER OR ADMIN PLEASE ANSWER

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Class : Class 5
I also think a is right

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Subject :IEO    Class : Class 3

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Class : Class 5
A

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Class : Class 4
a

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Class : Class 3
1

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Class : Class 5
A

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Class : Class 5
1

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Class : Class 5
1

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Subject :IEO    Class : Class 8

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Class : Class 8
Into

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Into

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Class : Class 3
answer=into

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Subject :IEO    Class : Class 8

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Class : Class 10

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Subject :IEO    Class : Class 8

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Class : Class 9

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Class : Class 9
It's "the lurch".

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Class : Class 9

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the answer should be A right I don't think it should be C

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Class : Class 10
It should be A

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Class : Class 8
Even I had the same doubt, but now I understood that it is THE lurch, as in leave someone in the lurch.

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Subject :IEO    Class : Class 4

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Class : Class 4
https://www.google.com/search?q=barnstorming

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Class : Class 5

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Class : Class 7
I also have a dought about it.

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Class : Class 5
Yes ,you are right Sasha. Barnstorming is actually supposed to be brainstorming

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Class : Class 4
the answer is [c] only

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Class : Class 5

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Class : Class 4
No,barnstorming is a word,so the answer should be (C).

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Class : Class 7
Trainers can make mistakes.

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Class : Class 7

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Class : Class 7
It should be lasvious because it`s written by the trainers

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Class : Class 4
THE CORRECT ANSWER SHOULD BE BRAINSTORMING

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Class : Class 4
Its brainstorming !

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Class : Class 7
It is wrong. All of you are right.

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Class : Class 4
Yes, Aajani, I also think barnstorming should be brain storming.But if you will search Google, it will show a result and that means that it is correctly spelled.

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Class : Class 4
lasvious and BARNstorming are both wrong

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