Hello everyone. It’s the one hundredth anniversary of British explorer Captain Scott’s expedition to the Antarctic which ended in the deaths of all its members. So here is a short listening exercise based on the BBC’s Six Minute English.
1. This week's official question: Which other famous British explorer led the first successful expedition across the Antarctic Circle in 1773? Was it: a) Captain James Cook; b) Sir Francis Drake; c) Admiral Horatio Nelson?
Choose a, b or c.
Can you write short answers to these questions? (Put your answers on the Tag Board or in a Comment.)
2. What sort of extreme conditions did Scott and his team have to face?
3. How low did the temperatures go?
4. What effect did the low temperatures have on the men's teeth?
5. What did the team collect during the expedition?
6. What items of expedition equipment is the museum curator describing?
And here is the link to the Six Minute English episode on Captain Scott.
I look forward to answers from as many of you as possible!
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