The Dire Straits




crack rough avalanche
calm boulder landslide
drum sail (2) beat/beat/beaten
crew through master-head
hope save (3) build/built/built
place turn (3) take/took/taken
cruel heart (3) take your places
trap keep (2) keep it easy
truth collapse entertainment
seem voyage far/farther/farthest
pray wooden speak/spoke/spoken
grace without wave (2)
pull straits power (3)
push emerge stroke (3)
tail crown turn back
oar row (3) leave/left/left (2)
giant struggle fast/faster/fastest
speed back (3) energy (3)






Jason, Leader of the Argonauts: A whole ship’s crew.
Argus, Shipbuilder and Navigator: And Lynceus from the masthead.
Acastus, Argonaut: There was no hope of saving him — not in that sea.
Argus, Shipbuilder and Navigator: Are we going through?
Jason, Leader of the Argonauts: YES!
Argus, Shipbuilder and Navigator: But it’s . . . Alright. We’re going through. Take your places!
Acastus, Argonaut: There’s no turning back now!
Jason, Leader of the Argonauts: No, Acastus. There’s no turning back on this voyage.

Argus: Rover, beat out the stroke! But keep it easy!
Jason: The Gods want their entertainment.

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Zeus: Jason goes too far!
Hera: Because he speaks the truth when the Gods go too far?

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Argus: Turn back, Jason! We’re trapped!

Zeus: Trapped, Hera.
Hera: It seems so. You’ve left me only one move.

Argus: Pray to the Gods, Jason. The Gods of Grace are cruel. In time, men shall learn to live without them!

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Argus: PULL! PULL! Get to your place!

PULL! PULL! Till your hearts crack! Till your backs break! PULL!

Keep the stroke going!

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Zeus, Jupiter. In the video Jason and the Argonauts were on an island, looking for food and water. True or false? Were they in an open ocean?

Hera, Juno. Did they feel excited, thrilled and happy?

Hercules. Argos, their ship, moved with a sail and wind power. Is this right or wrong?

Apollo. Were they being watched? Were they being observed?

Artemis, Diana. Was there House or Techno music?

Hermes, Mercury. Everything was smooth and easy going. What do you think?

Triton, Poseidon, Neptune. Were Jason and the Argonauts helped by helicopters and rescue boats? Did the crew members relax and take it easy? How did Poseidon come?

Demeter, Ceres. In the end, the ship was hit by falling boulders, damaged and sank. Is this correct or incorrect?
Uranus. I have read about or seen the myth of Jason and the Argonauts. Yes or no?

Titans. Have you studied ancient and classical literature and history at school? Was it easy, difficult, or in the middle in terms of difficulty?

Dionysus, Bacchus. Who are your favorite explorers, discoverers or adventurers?

Ares, Mars. My friends and I would like to go on a voyage, excursion, expedition or adventure (tour).

Athena, Minerva. What might happen in the future?

Aphrodite, Venus. Should people read and watch historical movies and documentaries? Should people go on expeditions, tours and excursions?

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