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- maritime /MAR-i-tahym/
- the seabed /thuh SEE-bed/
- hybrid /HAHY-brid/
- primitive /PRIM-i-tiv/
- floe /floh/
[adjective] – connected with ships or the sea, or being near the sea
The new maritime museum will open next month.
[noun] – the solid surface of the earth that lies under the ocean
Scientists say that the ship had been in the seabed for more than 50 years.
[adjective] – used to describe a vehicle with an engine that uses both petrol and another type of energy, usually electricity
The government will allow hybrid vehicles to be used in highway lanes.
[adjective] – primitive living conditions are basic, unpleasant, and uncomfortable
The villagers had to temporarily cope with primitive living conditions.
[noun] – a large area of ice floating in the sea
Ice floes were sighted near the Antarctic.
The Endurance set sail from the UK for Antarctica in 1914 and arrived at Antarctica’s McMurdo Sound the following year. The ship, however, became caught in thick, unbreakable ice in the Weddell Sea due to the harsh weather and sank 3,008 meters deep in the said ocean. The 28 men on board, including Shackleton, abandoned the ship and built primitive camp facilities on ice floes moving northward. Despite the expedition’s failure, the team’s survival and subsequent rescue months later, with no deaths, was seen as a success of their fortitude and Shackleton’s outstanding leadership qualities.
- What things would you like to know about oceans?
- What activities can you do in the ocean?
- Would you watch the documentary about the Endurance’s discovery? Why or why not?
- What can you say about Shackleton’s team’s survival despite the expedition’s failure?
- In your opinion, how would this discovery affect future documentaries and studies?