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Stacy Es
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PostSubject: Mary Celeste   Tue Apr 29, 2008 3:19 pm

A ghost ship named Mary Celeste was found off of the coast of Portugal in 1872. It is called a ghost ship, because it was found with its hatches and portholes open and there were no passengers on board, and no evidence was found.
There are two theories to this story. One is that the crew killed there captain Benjamin Briggs and his family. Throwing them overboard along with the empty barrels of alcohol.
Another is that the ship and crew that found Mary Celeste near Portugal Coast could be responsible. The ship and crew took the valubles from the ship and hiding the evedence. These people were suspicous and an officer tried to have them punished in a court of law.
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PostSubject: What happened with the Mary Celeste?   Fri May 02, 2008 12:12 am

The Mary Celeste is a ship that was found abandoned near Portugal on 1872. No one knows for sure what happened with the Capitan and the crew of that ship. The reading gives us many possibilities that contrast with the ones that you can heard in the lecture.
First of all, it explains to us that the Capitan was strict so probably the crew got tired of him and killed him and his whole family, and throw them overboard and then they run away in lifeboats. Another possible answer that you can find in the reading is that the ship that found the Mary Celeste could kill and get rid of the Capitan and the crew to steal their belongings and get rewarded for finding the ship.
However, the lecture tells us something different, it says that the owner of the ship that found the Mary Celeste was a really close friend of the Capitan and he knew the crew so it would be improbably that he killed him. The lecture also propound that the Capitan and the crew believed that the ship could explode, because they were carrying alcohol inside the ship, and the found out that some of the alcohol was missing, so they decided to abandon the ship and get in to the lifeboats and they probably died from starvation or they just drown.
The truth is that we probably never know what really happened.
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PostSubject: Mystery Ship   Tue May 06, 2008 2:20 pm

This is the story about mystery ship which is known as a Ghost Ship also.That ship was travel between NewYork to italy.But that ship was found off the coast of portugal in 1872.Italy was his final destination.In that ship there is no sing of passenger and crew .Even there is no damage and violence found either.The ship was found with hatches and portholes open .There is two story about that ship .
One is Mutiny.In that story the caption was of that ship Mr. benjamin and his family was killed his crew and the benjamin was so strict and the resion of they killed because that ship was carrying a cargo of 1701 barrels of alcohol,nine of which one found empty.And the second one is the ship and crew was found the mystery celesta near to portugal .They wanted a small amount of valuables thing from the ship,thats why they killed the passenger and cerw to remove the evidence.Than they took the mary celesta to collect that finding reward on missing ship.
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PostSubject: Re: Free iBT integrated writing task submission   Sat May 10, 2008 10:40 am

The lecture contrary to the passage states that the Captain Benjamin Briggs was fine man respected by his crew, with good moral and life. Therefore is highly unlikely that he himself killed all the passengers, crew, and even his family after what escaping in one of the lifeboats.

Another theory stated in the passage, which is negated in the lecture, is that the crew that found the abundant ship was directly responsible for the faith of the people on the Mary Celeste. However there are very strong arguments in the lecture to refute this. The Captain of the founding ship was really good friend of Benjamin Briggs, and there were no personal belongings missing. Also, the in the trial which was held against The founding ship's captain, no evidence what so ever were found to prove him guilty.

The theory which appear to the most bizarre one, and which is offered in the lecture is, however, the best supported. The theory goes: Captain, found that some of the alcohol barrels are leaking, and that explosives fumes are made, he opened all ship's hatches and potholes. After that he evacuated the ship and escaped along with all the passengers in the lifeboat. The Lifeboat was small, therefore it was destroyed in the storm, or the passengers died from starvation. This is scenario is also supported by the fact, that captain didn't have any experience at all transporting alcohol.


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PostSubject: The Ghost Ship Theory   Wed Jun 04, 2008 11:30 am

The lecturer explained why the two theories presented in the passage are questionable. The passage stated that the possible reasons for the missing crews and passengers on the Mary Celeste can be explained by either the mutiny theory or the piracy theory.

The lecture explained that the captain of the Mary Celeste, Benjamin Briggs, was a very respectable and strict man, and his crew would never dare to hurt him. The lecturer then went on to say that the Captain of the crew who found the ship was a good friend of Captain Benjamin Briggs. Since they were friends, he would not be able to kill and erase the evidence like that.

The lecturer then went on to use another theory to explain the mystery behind the ghost ship. Since it was Captain Benjamin Briggs’ first time to transport alcohol, he might have panicked when he smelled the alcohol and thought that an explosion might occur. So he and his crews abandoned the ship in a hurry that they forgot to take all their personal belongings with them. The missing nine barrels of alcohol was evidence that leakage might have occurred. Scientist also said that it was possible for explosion to occur without damaging the ship. Besides, ship captain in those day were most afraid of fire, that’s why he wouldn’t take chances in that kind of situation.
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PostSubject: writing section   Fri Jun 06, 2008 9:28 am

In this section of passage i mean in this lecture we had heard about the ship which has said to be a "ghost ship".in this ship the captain and all other passengers were killed.mary celesthe was a respectable man.he used to be good so in first passage it heard that mathew crew has killed for some valuable jewels.in order to predict the incident he had killed all the passangers in the ship by leaking all alchohal in the sea and put on fire so that all passengers were killed.where as in second conversation due to ship fuel leakage the captian mary celesthe and his passengers were killed.there is no alchol in the ship as mary celesthe was a respectable man and he doesnt used to carry the alchol.so by fuel leakage the captain mary celesthe and his passengers were dead and there is no influence on mathew crew
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PostSubject: Toefl writing task 1 response   Mon Jun 09, 2008 1:48 pm

In the lecture, the professor points out several points explaining the mystery of the abandoned ship, Mary Celeste. The professor argues that mutiny and pirates are not the very precise reason for the abandonment. However, the reading contends that the ship was abandoned due to mutiny and robbery. The professor’s lecture conveys the different message on the reading by using several points that are contrary to what have mentioned in the reading.
The first point that the professor points out to disprove the reading is the ship is missing not due to mutiny. According the professor, captain Benjamin Briggs was a very experienced with good reputations. With these characteristics, he can not be killed by his crew. This point is different from the reading in that the reading states, “there was a mutiny aboard the ship and the crew killed the captain.” The point made by the professor was completely opposite with the reading because the captain was a very experienced man, he could be able to find his way to solve the problem.
Another point that the professor points out in his lecture is the suspect of the explosion may caused the evacuation of the passengers. The professor claims that the crew and the captain suspected that the explosion might have been caused from the alcohol, thus, they must abandoned the ship in order to save their lives. Additionally, as mentioned in the lecture, there were 9 out of 1701 bottles of alcohol found empty. This must proved that the liquid been leaking out. One more point that the professor emphasizes in his lecture is that the passengers did not carry any belongings with them, therefore, there would not be a reason for pirates to robbed and killed. Meanwhile, the reading states the opposite, due to a considerate amount of valuables on the ship, the crew and passengers were killed and thrown down the sea leaving no evidence. This point is contradicted by the lack of valuables on the ship, thus, ruled out this theory.
In conclusion, the points made in the lecture contradict with the reading with several facts. The experienced captain cannot be killed by his crew while he might be clever enough to find his way out. Furthermore, the passengers did not bring any belongings with them, therefore, the ship could not be robbed. These two points demonstrate that mutiny and pirates are not the caused for the abandonment of the ship.
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PostSubject: May Celeste ship   Tue Jun 10, 2008 9:25 am

Several theories are suggested about the mystery of the abandoned Mary Celeste ship, found in Portugal in 1872. Both lecture and reading agree that piracy is the most evident theory. However, the lecture casts doubt on the reading by noting several points.
First, the lecture states that there is no evidence that the crew had killed the captain. Furthermore the lecture point about the good reputation, experience, and respectfulness over the captain. These points contradict from the reading in that the reading suggests that crew had rebelled and so, killed the strict captain and his family.
Another point is that the lecture uses to cast doubt on the reading is that nothing had been taken from the ship, and that even crew’s belongings were still there, while the reading suggests that crew which found Maria Celeste in Portugal might have taken a small amount of values.
Lastly, the reading states that after robbing the ship, the crew that found Maria Celeste had decided to kill captain and his crew (Maria’s Celeste ship), thus there would be no evidence of this fact. This point is contradicted by the lecture which states that crew and captain (Mary Celeste) had abandoned the ship in order to save their lives from a possible explosion and, consequently had died of hunger, drawing, or thirsty.
In conclusion, by restating the non-evidence about murder and also that nothing had been robbed, the theory presented by reading in put in doubt by the lecture.
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PostSubject: integrated writing task   Fri Jun 13, 2008 11:43 am

The passage and the lecture present opposing points of view on the mystery of the so-called "ghost ship" - Mary Celeste. The ship was found on the coast of Portugal, abandoned but without any signs of violence.

The passage argues that one of the most successful theories considering the case of Mary Celeste is that of mutiny of the crew, which killed the captain and then escaped on the lifeboat. The author of the passage substantiates his theory with the fact that nearly all barrels of alcohol which the ship carried was empty, and thus the mutiny was quite possible. The lecturer challenges this point of view as theк is record that the captain was a respectable man and his crew consisted of reliable men, so the revolt or any other theory of violence (e.g. piracy) does not seem plausible. The lecturer emphasises that no personal belongings were taken, therefore excluding the piracy.

The passage also states another thory which does not reach a consensus with the lecturer's point. The passage claims that the Portugal crew that discovered the ship was actually the one to blame. The author thinks that they killed the Mary Celeste's crew, took some valuables and then asked for a reward for finding the missing ship. The author states that there was some record about this event and that the crew might even had appeared in court because of this case.
The lecturer, however, presents his own theory which has nothing to do with Portugal crew. He believes that there was a possibility of explosion of alcohol fumes since many barrels leaked and thus were found empty. The crew opened all the portholes to air the ship, but that didn't work out. Mariners feared fire the most and escaoed as soon as possible leaving everything behind. The crew possibly got lost at sea and drawned.

As we can see, the lecturer and the author of the passage never agreed one one plausible theory. That is why Mary Celeste's case still remains a mystery.
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PostSubject: The ghost ship   Wed Jun 18, 2008 8:30 am

In the reading part, it was explained that there were different possibilities why Mary Celeste disappeared. While in the listening part, it was stated what kind of captain and crew the ship had and also some theories why it vanished.

There were a couple of theories in the reading section and one of them was the mutiny on the ship. It was written that the crew might have killed the captain with his family because he was strict. However, in the listening it was explained that the captain was highly-respected and the mutiny or piracy wouldn't have been possible. The other theory in the reading part was about the other ship that found Mary Celeste. They may be the ones responsible for the lost of Mary Celeste.

In the listening part, there was a theory that stated that the captain and crew of Mary Celeste were not accustomed to carrying alcohol as cargo on their ship. There migh be a leak and it is also a fact that it could cause fume. By learning this, the captain may have ordered the crew and passengers to leave the ship. It was also explained why the ship wasn't wrecked with the possibilities of having an explosion because of the alcohol.

To top it all, there wasn't any genuine evidence what really happened to Mary Celeste at that time and the theories were just plain thoughts of different people.
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PostSubject: Re: Free iBT integrated writing task submission   Tue Jun 24, 2008 2:14 am

The first theotry which hypothesized the killing of the captain and his family by the crew, was refuted in the lecture considering the fact that the captain was a well behaved man who treated his crew members well.A second theory in the passage holds that the captain and crew of the ship which found the missing ship could have been involved in murder of the captain and the crew,and then stealing some valuable articles. This idea was also rejected based on the fact that the captain who found the missing ship was a friend of its captain. A thirds theory by the lecturer claims that fear from fire caused by fumes leaking from alcohol containers might have caused the captain and his crew leave the ship in lifeboat and then drawn in the sea. The final; theory seems more plausible for two reasons,firstly fire was the greatest horror of the captains at the time,and secondly the open hatches and portholes can be a sign that they tried to remove the gas by doing so,which might have been unsuccessful.
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PostSubject: Re: Free iBT integrated writing task submission   Thu Jun 26, 2008 8:41 am

The lecture and passage talks about the mystery of a ship called as "Mary Celeste". It is a mystery as it was found abandoned with everyone mysteriously disappeared. There are two stories given for this mystery: one is that all the crew members including Benjamin Brigg abandoned the ship fearing that alcohol barrels would explode as 7 out of 1701 barrels were found leaked out. Other story says that, the crew which found the ship might of killed the people inside it, and would have taken all the valuables and might have erased the evidence. The lecture more or less bolsters the first story by talking about a scientist who experimented the explosion of alcohol barrels, to prove that it can explode without doing much damage to the ship and crew might have abandoned the ship for the fear of the same.
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PostSubject: Writing task 1   Thu Jun 26, 2008 1:25 pm

The reading passage and the speaker talk about the disappearance of the crew members and the captian from the ship named Mary Celeste during their cruice from New york to Genoa. The reading passge put forward two reason for this, one is piracy and the other is the mutiny. On the other hand the lecture contridicts this reasons and explaining another posible reason.

First of all the readings says their may be some mutiny occured between the captian and the crew members and the crew may be killed the captian and escaped in the lifeboats. To support this the writer pointed that out of the 1701 alcohol barrels 9 of them were empty. The speaker argues this by saying that the captian is a respected one and there is no chance mutiny. He also explain why the barrels were empty. The man says there could be some leakage in the barrels and this leds to fumes and some of the barrels were made emptied by the members of the ship in order to control the situation. Then at last the people on the ship were jumped in to the life boats in order to save their life. Later they may be lost some were in the sea. The speaker also point out one scientific experiment, conducted by the german scientist, in order to support this. In the experiment also there was nothing happend to the ship. The man also says that the captian was carring the alcohol first time in his ship. This may be the reason for some explosion of fumes.


Another point the writer make is that the piracy. In that the writer says that the one who found the ship has killed all the members in the ship and taken few of the valuables. Then he brought the ship to the shore to claim the cradit of finding the ship. The speaker contridict this by saying that the one who found the ship was a friend of the captian of the ship which is abandoned and nothing was taken from the ship. He also point out that the cort was not able to prove anything against the man who found the ship.
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PostSubject: Writing 1   Fri Jun 27, 2008 6:24 am

There are several reasons that are discussed in the passage for calling Mary Celeste mystery as the Ghost ship. Among many the primary reason is that no sign of damage of violence caused in the ship and the portholes of the ship was open eventhough there was no evidance of crew member or passengers on the board. The possible explanations for the mystery was the crew killed the captain Benjamin Briggs and his family and the ship was carrying a cargo of 1701 barrels of alcohol. The valuables in the ship are looted and the crew and passengers have been killed.

But despite of the above fact the data proves that the piracy was not sound and the captain was experienced and respected person. The crew members had good reputation and respect. In addition it is worthy to note that the sailers had not taken any belongings with them even their pipes. Notoriously, the ship was captured by the capatains friend and no evidance for suspecion.This incident rule out the piracy. The power fuming was caused by the leakage of alcohol and there is not hint about the explosion of the alcohol.
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PostSubject: Mary Celeste   Sat Jun 28, 2008 2:57 am

The reading passage describes the various explanation to the mystery of the Mary Celeste.All sorts of reason like , possibility of mutiny and piracy have been discussed in the passage but speaker in the listening passage holds different view in explaining the mystery.

Firstly , speaker rules out any possibilities of mutiny by asserting Captain Benjamin himself was an experienced crew leader and he has many experiences of sea voyages.

Secondly , possibilities of piracy attack by other crew , who came for their rescue was not very much appreciated by speaker as the Captain of the helping crew was a good friend of Captain Benjamin and also , there was not a single evidence against the helping crew which could be presented before law.

Finally , speaker asserts that ship must have been abandoned because probably , alcohol from barrels being carried in ship must have started leaking out and there was threat of fire on to the ship . So most probably according to this reason they must have abandoned their journey and probably after that they might got caught in sea storm and crew got lost in that.The Speaker supports his theory, by providing the fact that Captain Benjamin didn't had any experience in transporting the alcohol before and almost every see captain fears fire on to their ship.
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PostSubject: The Mystery of Mary Celeste   Wed Jul 02, 2008 8:04 am

Actually, the lecture totally refuses the information that was made in the reading passage.

The problem is the Mystery of Mary Celeste, that some people considered as the Ghost ship. This ship was abandoned off the coast of Portugal in 1872 after a trip from New York to Genoa, Italy. The interesting thing is that there were no signs of damage or violence. Although the passage gives some possible reasons for this mystery, the lecture doubts all the reasons on the passage.

First, the passage suggests that there was a muting abroad the ship and the crew killed the strict captain, Benjamin Briggs. However, the lecture says that the captain was an experience man and all the crew had a good reputation. Also, the passengers dodn't take their belongings with them. which makes it unreasonable for the crew to do such an action.

Second, the lecture says that the sailor that found the lost ship was actually a friend of the captain, and all of the researches failed to provide any evidence for what is stated in the passage, which is that the ship and the crew who found the ship were responisble for the mystery.

The lecture gives an interesting explaination for the mystry, which is that the captain never transported Alcohol before, which made him very nervous. Also, the nine open bottles were leaking and making a smell, so the crew had to open the bottles to air the shp. Moreover, fire was a fear for the captain and so he abandoned from the ship to one of the lifeboats. Afterthat, he and his crew were affected by a storm and then drowned, or they suffered from starvation and thurst.
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PostSubject: the mystery of mary celeste   Thu Jul 03, 2008 5:19 pm

In the lecture, the professor talks about the Mary Celeste, a 'ghost ship', which is found without the damage or people at the coast of Portugal in 1872. His points completely challenge the claims made in the reading with 2 value reasons. First, it is wrong when saying that the crew killed the strict captain, Benjamin Briggs, because according the records, Briggs was considered person with a high respect and a good reputation. Second, he emphasis that there are no pirate because the sailors who found the abandoned ship didn't take any personal belongs with them. This contradicts what made in the reading. To explain why 9 of 1701 barrels of alcohol on board were empty, he claims that the crew and caption Briggs were the people who never transports alcohol. Although it was proven not to be harmful to the ship, they were so nervous when alcohol was leaking throughout the voyage that they had to open the hatches and the portholes to release the air that could make the alcohol explode. To be safe, they gave up the Mary Celeste. Unluckily, they all maybe the prey of the nature.
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PostSubject: Integrated reading   Fri Jul 04, 2008 4:56 am

The set of material discusses the fate of Mary Celeste, a ship that was abandoned at the coast of Portugal in the year 1872. There were no signs of the whereabouts of the crew and there is a debate going on about what happened on the ship.
In the reading passage, it is stated that the Mary Celeste was found abandoned near the cost of Portugal in the year 1872.It had been on a trip from New York to Genoa in Italy.
Mysteriously, the hatches and portholes were all open and there was no sign of the crew and passengers, and there was no evidence of violence or damage. One theory states that there was a mutinity and the crew killed the captain Benjamin Briggs and his family, to support this idea it is mentioned that 9 out of the 1701 alcohol barrels that were being transported were empty. Another theory, states that the crew that found the ship was behind the disappearance of the passengers of the Mary Celeste. According to this theory, the crew that found the Mary Celeste did steal the valuables they could find on the ship and they did kill the crew. After that they did take the ship to Gilbatrar to collect the price for finding the ship.
In the listening passage, the theory about piracy is critisized, it is stated that the captain was experienced and he had a good crew. Moreover, the sailors did not take any belongings with them, not ever their pipes. As for the second theory, the captain who found the Mary Celeste was a good friend of captain Benjamin Briggs, and there is no evidence to support the suspicions that the second theory is based upon. Instead, a more plausible theory would be that the 9 alcohol barrels were leaking, that caused the crew to open all hatches and portholes. Adding to that the alcohol paused a danger of fire and explosion. That caused the crew to leave the ship in a hurry. The disappearance of the crew is more likely to be due to sharks, starvation or thirst.
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PostSubject: integrated eassy   Fri Jul 04, 2008 10:56 pm

There was a ship, named "Mere Celeste" which was a ghost ship. When the ship was on a moving way it was directed by a captain named Benzamin who was a very strict and strong person. It started from Portugal with a huge amount of ship crew.

Because of captain's strictness cabin crews were very much afraid about himself. The ship carried out with a big amount of alcohol bottles. These valuable things were not seemed by captain and when he knew that the crew team killed him. That time crew had done anything explode alcohole. Before the voyage they did not do this. And after killing, the crews were vanished and later people think that it was a mistery for that ship.
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PostSubject: Please check it   Tue Jul 08, 2008 6:13 pm

The reading and lecture are opposite of each other.There are two theories to explian why Mary calestene which is also calles "gost ship" is abondoned.

First theory, according to passage is, that crew might have killed the strict caption "Benjamin briggs" and his family but the lecture refused it by saying that cap bejamin briggs has a good reputation on his crew. he was an experienced and respectable person and the crew was good so they cannot kill thier capt. their is evidence that saliors and crew didnt take anything fron the ship.

Another theory, according to paasssage is, it might be looted by the founder of the lost ship. They might have taken small quantity of alcohol and valuables and would have killed cap and crew members. But the lecture refused it by saying that cap of the ship who found "mary celestene" was a friend of cap Benjamin Briggs. There could be a reason of leaking of alcohol from the barrel and when alcohol leaks fumes comes out.This was the first time benjamin briggs was transporting alcohol so they might have scared of explosion made by alcohol and left the ship.

In conclusion, Both passage and lecture gives two different story of abondoned ship "Mary Calestene".
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PostSubject: Re: Free iBT integrated writing task submission   Tue Jul 15, 2008 6:31 pm

The passage talks about the mystery behind the Mary celeste, the ghost ship . The ship was found abandoned off the coast in portugual in 1872.
There was no evidence of the passengers of the ship. There was a mystery how the ship was abandoned ?whether it may be due to fight a between crew and the captain Benjamin briggs, or it maybecause of alcohol barrels which has been carried in the ship?

But the lecture totally controverse the statements of the passage.THe lecture says that crew and capatin are very friendly and there was no conflict between them. moreover there is no evidence of carrying alcohol barrels in th ship. most of the barrels are found to be empty.so there wont be any explosion of the ship by alcohol.Further the court has failed to provide evidence of the abandoned ship.

In conclusion, the passgae and lecture presents opposite views on the abandoned ship.
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PostSubject: mere seleste "the "ghost ship"   Wed Jul 16, 2008 6:33 pm

The reading holds that there are two theories regarding the mystery of the ghost ship .one is that the crew members of the ship must have killed the captain and his family and escaped themselves in the live boats. While other school of thought holds that the crew that claims that they found the lost ship actually must have killed the captain and the crew members of the ship.
But in the lecture the professor casts doubt on the points made in the reading .According to him the crewmembers of the ship were in very good terms with the captain and there was no reason for them to kill him. They were more like good friends
And the people who claim that they found the lost ship also had no reason to kill the crewmembers and the captain ,because there were no valuables found with them .hence if they did not steel anything why would they kill the crew members of the ship.
While the professor has explained a different reason why the ship was found abandoned .he states that .the e alcohol from the barrels must have started leaking, producing the fumes .from this the crew and the captain must have got scared and left the ship in the life boats. They all must have died due to some reason in the sea. This is the reason nobody was found and only the abandoned ship.
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PostSubject: Mary Celeste   Wed Jul 30, 2008 9:18 am

The reading describes the possible causes behind the case of the "ghost ship" Mary Celeste. The lecture contradicts the explanations above and gives a new theory.

Mary Celester was a ship bound to Italy from New York. It was found in the coast of Portugal in 1872 with all the hatches and portholes open. There was no evidence of the disappearance of the crew and passengers.

The reading states that a possible reason might be that the crew killed the captain of the ship, Benjamin Briggins and escaped. The nine empty alcohol barrels out of 1701 might explain this. The lecture opposes this by saying that Benjamin Briggins was a very good captain and the crew liked him a lot. Besides the crew never took their personal things proving that they couldn't have escaped and ruling out the mutiny cause.

Another explanation in the passage is that the crew of the ship that found Mary Celeste might have killed the crew and passengers and took the empty ship to Portugal to receive the reward. An officer suspected them and tried to punish them at that time. The lecture contradicts this by saying that the captain of the ship was a good friend of Benjamin Briggins
and would never have done such a thing.

The lecture gives the most plausible explanation. The ship's captain might have been afraid of alcohol fumes causing fire. Nine barrels of alcohol were found empty. The open hatches and portholes prove this theory. The crew might have escaped in a lifeboat and probably lost their their lives in a storm or other natural calamities.
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PostSubject: Re: Free iBT integrated writing task submission   Sun Aug 10, 2008 11:26 am

The reading passage and the lecture talked about the disappeance of the original "ghost ship" Mary Celeste, which was found abandoned in the coast of Portugal in 1872. The lecture contradicts the explanation of the author regarding how the ship disappears. First, unlike the author that claim that one of the passenger in the ship was a mutiny and killed the crew and Captain Benjamin Briggs because he was very strict. The lecturer contradicts this theory, he mentioned that mutiny and piracy is not common at that time and Captain Benjamin Briggs was a well-experienced Captain.
Furthermore, the passage also stated that the one who found the ship is the one responsible for their disapperance and wanted to claim the rewards. In fact, one of the British Navy Officer tried to impose a penalty. However, there was no evidence at all. On the other hand, the one who found the ship is in fact a good friend of Captain benjamin Briggs. Although, the ship carried 1701 barrerls of alcohol, 9 of which were empty. He have not took any belongings from them even the pipe.
The lecturer thinks that because Captain Benjamin Briggs never transported alcohol and when the fume started to fire ( fire was the greatest fear at that time ) which explains the 9 empty bottle of alcohol, they started to panicked and jump-off to the sea. Hunger and thirst lead them to their disapperance or even dead.
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PostSubject: W1   Sun Aug 10, 2008 11:27 am

The reading passage and the lecture talked about the disappeance of the original "ghost ship" Mary Celeste, which was found abandoned in the coast of Portugal in 1872. The lecture contradicts the explanation of the author regarding how the ship disappears. First, unlike the author that claim that one of the passenger in the ship was a mutiny and killed the crew and Captain Benjamin Briggs because he was very strict. The lecturer contradicts this theory, he mentioned that mutiny and piracy is not common at that time and Captain Benjamin Briggs was a well-experienced Captain.
Furthermore, the passage also stated that the one who found the ship is the one responsible for their disapperance and wanted to claim the rewards. In fact, one of the British Navy Officer tried to impose a penalty. However, there was no evidence at all. On the other hand, the one who found the ship is in fact a good friend of Captain benjamin Briggs. Although, the ship carried 1701 barrerls of alcohol, 9 of which were empty. He have not took any belongings from them even the pipe.
The lecturer thinks that because Captain Benjamin Briggs never transported alcohol and when the fume started to fire ( fire was the greatest fear at that time ) which explains the 9 empty bottle of alcohol, they started to panicked and jump-off to the sea. Hunger and thirst lead them to their disapperance or even dead.
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