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Captain's etiquette

Titanic

When the famous ship, Titanic, sank in 1912 the captain was the last on board.

Jen and Rob talk about acceptable and unacceptable behaviour for the captain of a ship during a disaster at sea.

This week's question: Do you know how heavy the world's biggest cruise ship, Oasis of the Seas, weighs? Is it:

a) 2,500 tonnes

b) 25,000 tonnes

c) 250,000 tonnes

Listen out for the answer at the end of the programme!

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Captain's etiquette

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Vocabulary

capsized

turned over in water

speculating

formulating opinions about something without knowing all the facts

etiquette

the formal rules of correct behaviour

abandoned

left behind forever

heroic

showing extreme courage and admired by many people

custom

an accepted way of doing things

compels

forces someone to do something

genes

the units in the cells of a living thing that determine its physical characteristics

contradicts

says or does the opposite of something

mistress

a woman who a married man is having a regular sexual relationship with and who is not his wife

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