14 April WEDNESDAY
Edward Thache (Blackbeard) born in Bristol, England around 1680, died on 22 November 1718 as a pirate legend. Bristol at the time was a port for slave merchants, the slave markets were usually in the Americas and Caribbean. Thache family with a moved to Spanish Town in Jamaica around 1695. His father owned a farm and slaves which were passed to Blackbeard in 1706. Sometime between 1706 and 1713, Edward Thache went from being a sailor in the Royal Navy to becoming a pirate. Blackbeard had a fearsome reputation but no violence from him was ever recorded. However, his crew were another matter. Blackbeard freed a lot of slaves during his piracy career. A big number of slaves joined the pirates – clearly a better choice than life as a slave. His famous pirate ship was originally a French vessel called La Concorde. Blackbeard and his crew renamed her Queen Anne’s Revenge. Blackbeard died during a battle with Lieutenant Maynard at Ocracoke. At one point, Blackbeard’s crew were thinking they won after killing a few men aboard the other ship. However, when he went to board Maynard’s ship he was attacked by a group of hidden sailors (including Maynard himself). Blackbeard was killed with five shots and 20 deep cuts in his body.
people’s actions show their real attitudes, rather than what they say. This expression is sometimes used to advise a person to do something positive.
I CAN’T SPEAK
TV and Radio
-tell us about your favorite TV channels. Why do you like them?
-tell us about your favorite radio channels. Why do you like them?
-What’s your favorite TV programme? Why do you like it?
-which other tv programs do you watch? why do you like them?
-what’s the best tv series on tv currently? why do you think so?
-what’s the best tv series ever? why do you think so?
-Tell us about your favorite Tv programmes when you were a child
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I CAN SPEAK
-tell us about new technologies which you saw recently?
-what has technology changed in your life since you were a child?
-how do you use technology in your daily life?
-what’s the best invention or discovery and why do you think so?
I CAN SPEAK FLUENTLY
-what are some stereotypes ?
-How is your country stereotyped ?
-How can stereotypes be damaging ?
-what is the difference between stereotypes and prejudice ?