IX. Arrange these sentences to make a complete passage (10 points).
a. As they built bigger and bigger ships, they were able to sail further and further away. b. They don't really mean that the world is getting smaller, of course.
c. They found that as they sailed further away from their home countries, the world became bigger. d. Then men began to use ships to explore the world.
e. Today there are no undiscovered countries left to put on the map, but there are many new
worlds to discover out in space.
f. But 2,300 years ago the Egyptians and the Greek thought that the world was very small and flat that around it was the ocean.
g. We often hear people saying that the world is getting smaller.
h. So they had to make new maps to show the countries that they found. i. And they discovered new countries that they didn't know about.
j. What they mean is that with modern means of transport, we can now reach every part of the
world very quickly.