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Lord of the Rings - Cloze

Maggie Twiss
Activities by: Maggie Twiss.
Voice of Steven Starry
Text CC from Wikipedia.

First, do these vocabulary activities: Nouns, Verbs, Other. Then, listen to the recordings for this activity if necessary: MP3 (slow), MP3 (normal). Fill in all the gaps with the missing words, then press "Check" to check your answers. Use the "Hint" button to get a free letter if an answer is giving you trouble. Click this button again for another letter. You can also click on "[?]" for a different hint. Note that you will lose points if you ask for hints or clues! Finally, do the Quiz.

Primero, haz las actividades de vocabulario. Luego, escucha la grabación si es necesario. Rellena los espacios en blanco con las palabras que faltan. Haz click en "Check" para comprobar tus aciertos. Si te resulta difícil la respuesta utiliza el botón "Hint" y te revelará una letra de la casilla en la que te encuentres, puedes clickear varias veces en "Hint" y te dará cada vez una letra más de la palabra. Para obtener ayuda también puedes clickear en el botón "[?]" y te dará una pista. Perderás puntos con las pistas.

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of The Lord of the Rings
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Long before the events of the novel, the Dark Lord Sauron the One Ring to dominate the other Rings of Power and corrupt those who wear them: the leaders of Men, and Dwarves. He is defeated in battle, and Isildur cuts the One Ring from Sauron's finger, claiming it as an for his line. Isildur is later ambushed and killed by Orcs, and the Ring is lost in the River Anduin. Over two thousand years later, the Ring is found by a river- hobbit called Déagol. His relative Sméagol strangles him to acquire it, and is banished for his crime. Sméagol hides under the Mountains, where the Ring extends his lifespan and transforms him over the course of hundreds of years into a twisted, corrupted called Gollum. He loses the Ring and, as recounted in The Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins finds it. Meanwhile, Sauron in a new physical form and reoccupies his old realm of Mordor. Gollum sets out in search of the Ring, but is captured by Sauron, who learns from him that Bilbo Baggins now has it. Gollum is set loose and Sauron, who needs the Ring to regain his full power, sends forth the Ringwraiths, his powerful servants, to it.
The novel begins in the Shire, with the hobbit Frodo Baggins the Ring from Bilbo, his cousin and guardian. Both are unaware of its origin, but Gandalf the Grey, a and old friend of Bilbo, suspects the Ring's identity. When he becomes certain, he advises Frodo to take it away from the Shire. Frodo leaves, by his gardener and friend, Samwise ("Sam") Gamgee, and two cousins, Meriadoc ("Merry") Brandybuck and Peregrin ("Pippin") Took. They nearly encounter the Ringwraiths while still in the Shire, but shake off pursuit by cutting through the Old Forest, where they are by the enigmatic Tom Bombadil, who alone is unaffected by the Ring's corrupting influence. After leaving the forest, they stop in the town of Bree, where they meet Aragorn, Isildur's heir. Though initially distrusted, he joins them as guide and protector. They from Bree after narrowly escaping another assault, but the Ringwraiths follow and attack them on the hill of Weathertop, wounding Frodo with a Morgul . Aragorn leads the hobbits toward the Elven refuge of Rivendell, while Frodo gradually succumbs to the wound. The Ringwraiths nearly Frodo at the Ford of Bruinen, but flood waters summoned by Elrond, master of Rivendell, rise up and them.
Frodo recovers in Rivendell under the care of Elrond. The Council of Elrond much significant history about Sauron and the Ring, as well as the news that Sauron has corrupted Gandalf's fellow wizard, Saruman. The Council decides that the best course of action is to destroy the Ring, which can only be done by returning it to the of Mount Doom in Mordor, where it was forged. Frodo volunteers to take on the daunting task, and a "Fellowship of the Ring" is formed to aid him: Sam, Merry, Pippin, Aragorn, Gandalf, Gimli the Dwarf, Legolas the Elf, and the man Boromir, son of the Ruling Steward Denethor of the realm of Gondor.
After a failed attempt to cross the Misty Mountains via the below Caradhras, the company are forced to try a more perilous path through the Mines of Moria. There, they are attacked by Orcs and the Watcher in the Water. Gandalf an ancient, powerful Balrog into a chasm, but is himself dragged in. The others escape and take refuge in the Elven forest of Lothlórien, where they are by the Lady Galadriel and Celeborn.
With boats and gifts from Galadriel, the company then travel down the River Anduin to the hill of Amon Hen. Boromir succumbs to the lure of the Ring and attempts to take it. Frodo flees to continue the alone, though Sam guesses his intent and comes along. Meanwhile, Orcs sent by Sauron and Saruman kill Boromir and kidnap Merry and Pippin.
After agonizing over which pair of hobbits to follow, Aragorn, Gimli and Legolas the Orcs bearing Merry and Pippin to Saruman. In the kingdom of Rohan, the Orcs are slain by the Rohirrim. Merry and Pippin escape into Fangorn Forest, where they are by Treebeard, the oldest of the tree-like Ents. Aragorn, Gimli and Legolas track the hobbits to Fangorn, but find not the hobbits but Gandalf, after his battle with the Balrog and reborn as the significantly more powerful "Gandalf the White". Gandalf them that Merry and Pippin are safe, and they travel instead to rouse Théoden, King of Rohan, from a stupor of despair, and to aid the Rohirrim in a stand against Saruman's now unleashed armies. Théoden travels to the ancient of Helm's Deep along with Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli, while Gandalf rides off to gather more soldiers. Helm's Deep is besieged by Saruman's forces, but Gandalf and reinforcements arrive just in time to the enemy.
Meanwhile, the Ents, roused from their customarily peaceful ways by Merry and Pippin, attack Saruman's stronghold of Isengard, trapping the wizard in the tower of Orthanc. Gandalf, Théoden and the others arrive and Saruman. When Saruman rejects Gandalf's offer of redemption, Gandalf strips him of his and most of his powers. Merry and Pippin rejoin the others. Pippin is drawn to look into a palantír, a seeing-stone that Saruman had used to communicate with Sauron. This Sauron to think that Pippin is the Ring-bearer and that Saruman has captured him. For Pippin's protection, Gandalf takes him along to the of Gondor.
Frodo and Sam capture Gollum, who had been following them from Moria, and force him to guide them to Mordor. Finding Mordor's main gate , they travel instead to a secret pass known to Gollum. Gollum betrays Frodo by leading him to the great spider Shelob in the tunnels of Cirith Ungol. Frodo is felled by Shelob's , but Sam fights her off. Sam takes the Ring and leaves Frodo, believing him to be dead. When Orcs find Frodo, Sam them say that Frodo is in fact only unconscious. Sam determines to rescue him from the tower of Cirith Ungol.
Sauron unleashes a military assault upon Gondor. Gandalf arrives with Pippin at the city of Minas Tirith to alert Denethor of the attack. The city is besieged, and Denethor, under the influence of Sauron through another palantír, despairs and commits suicide, nearly taking his son Faramir with him. With time running out, Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli take the Paths of the Dead, where Aragorn raises an army of oath-breakers bound by an ancient curse. The ghostly army help them to defeat the Corsairs of Umbar invading southern Gondor. The forces now from the south and Rohan's cavalry break the siege of Minas Tirith.
Sam rescues Frodo from Cirith Ungol, and they cross Mordor. The mental weight of the Ring's influence Frodo more and more as they near Mount Doom, but he is aided by Sam. Meanwhile, in order to distract Sauron from his true , Aragorn leads the remaining Gondorian and Rohirrim soldiers in a march on the Black Gate of Mordor. In the climactic battle, the vastly outnumbered alliance of Gondor and Rohan fight against Sauron's armies. At the edge of the Cracks of Doom, Frodo is unable to resist the Ring any longer, and claims it for himself. Gollum suddenly reappears, with Frodo and bites off his finger, Ring and all. Celebrating wildly, Gollum falls into the fire, taking the Ring with him. With the destruction of the One Ring, Sauron along with the Ringwraiths, and his armies are thrown into confusion.
With the end of the War of the Ring, Aragorn is Elessar, King of Arnor and Gondor, and marries his longtime love, Arwen, daughter of Elrond.
Saruman escapes from Isengard and the Shire. The four hobbits, upon returning home, raise a rebellion and overthrow him. Saruman is killed by his servant, Gríma Wormtongue, who is in turn killed by hobbit . The War of the Ring thus comes to its true end on Frodo's very doorstep. Merry and Pippin are heroes, and Sam marries Rosie Cotton, and uses his gifts from Galadriel to restore the Shire. Frodo, however, remains wounded in body and spirit after his difficult journey bearing the weight of the One Ring. Some years later, accompanied by Bilbo and Gandalf, he from the Grey Havens west over the Sea to the Undying Lands to find peace. After Rosie's death, Sam gives his daughter the Red Book of Westmarch, containing the story and adventures of Bilbo, Frodo, Sam, Pippin and Merry. Sam is then said to have himself crossed west over the Sea, the last of the Ring-bearers, though his ultimate fate remains unknown.