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PROJECT : THE TITANIC

1- The story of the Titanic is one of the biggest maritime disasters in history. How much do you know about that ship?

• Who made thatship?___________________________________________________________

• Where was it traveling to?_______________________________________________________

• How many people were there?Did anyone survive this disaster?________________________

2- Read the following text and put it in chronological order. Use a number for each paragraph. Then, confirm youranswers to the previous questions.

Two days later, just before midnight, the ship was traveling too fast at a speed of 22 knots. Suddenly, it “struck” an iceberg and“punctured” five of the compartments. The ship sank in less than three hours. Unluckily, 1.513 people died because there weren´t enough lifeboats for everybody.

In September 1985an American – French scientific expedition located the Titanic. It was approximately 370 miles from the coast of Newfoundland. It was 75% intact.

It was the first“journey” and Captain Smith was sailing the ship. It was very big and luxurious, everybody knew the liner was unsinkable because of its 16 watertight compartments.

It was April 10,1912. The British luxury “Liner” Titanic was sailing from Southampton to New York. The ship weighed 46.000 tons.

Even today grandparents remember sad stories about thetragic accident. For example: they tell how Captain Smith stayed on the ship and the band kept on playing while it was sinking.

There were more than 2.220 passengers. Many richpeople including the American millionaire Benjamin Guggenheim were on board. Some poor immigrants from Ireland were also traveling to America in search of a better life.
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