It all started on a cold evening of 3 December 1926. A couple had a fight. First, the husband left the house to meet up with another woman. Then, the wife left, leaving her daughter with their maid, got into her car, and disappeared. At once, the police organised a big search for the woman, who was none other than Agatha Christie, the best-selling mystery writer of all time. Her disappearance prompted a massive police manhunt with over 1,000 police officers, 15,000 volunteers (including Arthur Conan Doyle) and several aeroplanes searching for the author.
Exercise 1. Listen to the recording and decide whether the statements below are true or false.
Exercise 2. Listen to the recording again and fill in the gaps.
Exercise 3. Answer the questions.
- Is there any evidence in the recording to suggest that Agatha Christie’s short-term memory was functioning during her stay at the hotel?
- Did she seem to have any explicit long-term memory?
- Did she seem to have any implicit long-term memory?