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Exercise 6 - Towards academic reading
Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are well-known characters in detective stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in the late 1800’s. Holmes is famous for making brilliant deductions based on small details which nobody else sees.
Read this paragraph and answer the question below.
Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson went camping. After supper, they went to sleep in their tent.

Suddenly, Holmes woke up and said to Watson:
"Look up at the sky and tell me what you see." Watson said, "I see millions and millions of stars." Sherlock said, "And what does that tell you?"

Watson answered, "From the position of the stars, I can deduce that there are millions of galaxies. I also deduce that the time is about three o' clock in the morning. Regarding the weather, I can deduce from the color of the sky that we will have a beautiful day today."

Holmes answered: "Watson, you idiot! If you can see all those stars, then someone has stolen our tent!"
Now it is your turn to make a deduction.

What can you deduce from the following statement?
Click on 2 correct answers.

A man goes out into the rain but does not get wet.
Sherlock Holmes

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