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Titanic survivors (pt 1/2)
We hear an account about the sinking of the Titanic. The voice of Second Mate Charles Lightoller is heard under images of his portrait, the ship at sea and the Captain. We also see colour images of the wreck filmed recently from a submarine. Lightoller describes the events from the moment he felt a shudder to watching the ship going down. This clip has subtitles available in Flash.
Use as a model for non fiction biographical writing. Listen to Charles Lightoller's account and record the key facts with single words or short phrases. Organise everyone's notes to show the flow of events in sequence. These notes could then be expanded to short sentences to give fuller meaning to the bare facts. Discuss how much information can be given by single words or short phrases. What additional information can be given in a full sentence.
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