The day the Titanic sank – level 2


In September 1985, the wreck of the Titanic was found at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. It was after 73 years.

In 1912, the Titanic was the largest, most modern, and most luxurious ship in the world. Some people said that it wasn’t possible to sink it.

The first and last journey of the Titanic was from the British Southampton to New York.

It was at 23:39 pm on April 14, 1912, when a man in a crow’s nest saw a big iceberg in front of the ship. The ship turned sharply to the left and hit a huge iceberg. Water began to enter the ship in six big compartments.

There were only twenty lifeboats on the Titanic. If full, they would be able to take only half of the people on board. More than 1,500 people died. It was one of the biggest sea disasters in history.

Difficult words: sink (go under water), crow’s nest (small box at the top of a ship), compartment (a section).

What made the Titanic so special, and why do you think it still continues to capture people's imaginations today?


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