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PostSubject: answer   Mon Nov 15, 2010 4:52 am

The lecturer discusses the mystery of the Mary Celeste and directly contradicts the two explanations given in the reading passage. While the reading passage offers two explanations of what could have happened to the crew of the ship, the lecturer rejects the two explanations with further evidence. Moreover, the lecturer provides a third explanation and gives sound rational why the third theory is most probable.

Firstly, the lecturer argues there was no Mary Celeste mutiny aboard the ship. One reason that contradicts the occurrence of a mutiny was the fact that the captain had a good reputation for his leadership and was popular with the crew. This directly contradicts the reading passage in which the captain was described as strict. Another reason given in the lecture, which makes a mutiny highly unlikely, is that all personal belongings of the crew members were still onboard when the ship was found. To sum up, as opposed to the reading passage, the lecturer ruled out a mutiny.

Secondly, Mary Celeste’s crew was not the victim of piracy conducted by the ship that claimed to have found the Mary Celeste. The lecturer emphasized that the captain of the ship which found the Mary Celeste was actually a good friend of captain Briggs. A good relationship between the captains makes piracy highly unlikely. Additionally, there was also no evidence that the crew who found the Mary Celeste was involved in piracy. This was another part where the lecturer contradicted the reading passage.

In the end, the lecturer stated that the most convincing theory was given by a German historian. According to this theory, the ship carried many barrels of alcohol which were about to explode and the ship at risk to catch fire. Fire was the greatest fear those days and the captain, not experienced with carrying a cargo of alcohol, could have ordered the crew to leave the ship quickly in an attempt to rescue the crew.
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PostSubject: Integrated task/ Mary Celeste   Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:13 am

Both the lecture and the reading passage focus on what may have happened to the Mary Celeste that was found abandoned in Portugal in 1872.

The lecture first challenges the theory of a mutiny on board. Such a theory in which the captain would have been killed by his crew is challenged because of the important reputation of the captain who was a well known and very respected captain.

The other theory is that the crew of the ship that found the Mary Celeste was responsible of murdering the crew and passengers, in other words an action of piracy. This theory is refuted by knowing that the ship that found Mary Celeste did not show any suspicious behaviour. The member of that crew were friends to the captain.

The most valuable thesis would also give the reason why hatches and portholes were found open: the Mary Celeste had never transported alcohol barrels and some barrels were found empty due to leaking. This episode got the crew nervous because everyone suspected a possible explosion. They tried to open the hatches and portholes to allow the fumes pour out of the ship and this caused the ship to go down and the passengers and crew probably died from starvation or drowned.
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PostSubject: Re: Free iBT integrated writing task submission   Thu Feb 03, 2011 4:27 am

Mary Celeste mystery has been a great wonders to historians and researchers. Found abandoned in coast of Portugal, it was void of the crew or passengers. There was no sign of damage or violence either.

The reading believes that explanations of this mystery were because of mutiny and piracy. The crew killed the strict captain and then left the ship in one of the lifeboats while taking some of the goods they carried on ship. The lecture, however, disagree of this mutiny reason. It is said that Captain Briggs was a professional captain and he was very good towards his crew. It is highly unlikely that the crew killed their captain.

Another reason stated in the reading is piracy. The reading believes that the ship crew who found Mary Celeste took small amount of valuables from the ship and killed the crews and passengers to remove this evidence. However, the lecture stated that the captain who found Mary Celeste was a good friend of Captain Briggs, according to history. It is impossible that he would kill his good friend.

The lecture has another opinion for this mystery. It is believed that the crews abandoned the ship because they believed their ship will be exploded because of alcohol they carried. The history stated that Captain Briggs had never carried alcohol before and it is possible that he is nervous because of this. The fact that nine of alcohols were empty was because they smell reeks and decided to check the barrels. German historians found that fume is exploded but it brings no harm to ship. Since fire was a great danger to captain of ship, he probably ordered his crew to abandon ship. Alas, the abandoned ship drifted through the ocean until they found it in coast of Portugal.
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PostSubject: Free iBT integrated writing task submission   Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:46 am

In the lecture, the professor gave an explanation about the mysterious destiny of the ship Mary Celeste which is known as the first ghost ship because it was found without its crew and no one ever has seen the crew again. The professor argues that leaking alcohol could be the reason why the crew abandoned the ship. However, the reading contends that other reasons like a mutiny or piracy could be the reason. The professor's lecture casts doubt on the reading by using a number of points that are contrary to the theory of mutiny and piracy.

The first point that the professor uses to cast doubt on the reading is the point that it was unlikely that a mutiny occurred on board of the ship. According to the professor the captain as well as his crew were experienced and had good reputation. The experience and good reputation of the crew differs from the reading in that the reading states that a mutiny could have cause the destiny of the ship. The point made by the professor casts doubt on the reading because the lecture states that the captain was experienced and the crew had a good reputation.

Another point that the professor uses to cast doubt on the reading is that the ship was most likely not a victim of piracy. The professor claims that the captain of the ship who found the ghost ship was a friend and therefor piracy was not the reason because the sailors pipes and personal belongings were found on board of the ship. However, the reading states that piracy might be the reason for the Mary Celeste incident. This point is contradicted by the good relationship of the two captains of the ship.

In conclusion, the points made in the lecture contrast with the reading. The experience of the captain and the good reputation of the crew, as well as the good relationship between the two captains of the ships demonstrate that the main theories of the reading, a mutiny or piracy are in doubt.
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PostSubject: Integrated task   Thu Mar 03, 2011 2:32 am

The professor made several points about the ship named Mary Celeste. He claims that pirosy theory about the ship should be ruled out. However the reading states that the cause for loss of crew or passengers on board in the ship can be describerd with two theories. The professor casts doubt on the reading by using number of points that are contrary to the reading.
The first point tht the professor uses to cast doubt on the reading is the captain of the ship have not been killed by the crew because he was a well experienced, respectable person and had good reputation among the crew of the ship. Acording to the professor crew have not taken any belongings in the ship.Whereas the reading states that the captain and his family was killed by the crew and have thrown them overbord before they left the ship.This point is contras with the lecture.
Another point that the professor use to cast doubt on the reading is there wasn’t any evidence to prove that the crew actually found the ship have killed the crew in the Mary Celeste ship. He claims that the ship was found by a friend of the captain. In contrast the reading states that the crew who found the ship have killed the passengers were in the Mary Celeste to collect the reward for finding a missing ship.

Finally the professor mention that the ship have not transported alchol before therefore crew and the captain were more nervous about transpoting 1701 barrrels of alchol. According to the professor there was a leakage of the alchol and it has made a powerful fume in side the ship. Because of the they have opened the all hatches. Then all the crew ant the captin have left the ship because they feare about aexplosion. They may get lost in the sea or they may have died due to starvation or drowning.
In conclusion the points in the reading contrast with the points in the lecture. According to the lecture pirosy theory to describe the mystery of Mary Celeste is in doubt.

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PostSubject: Re: Free iBT integrated writing task submission   Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:08 pm

The reading mentions 2 possible answers of the mystery of Mary Celeste Ghost ship : Piracy and responsiblity of the ship that "found" Mary Celeste. However, lecturer argues that none of them are posibble to have happened.


The reading mentioned that piracy is one of the answer of the mystery of the Mary Cleste Ghost Ship. However, lecturer argues that it does not sound right. She believes that the captain of Mary Celeste is a very respected and experienced captain.

The reading also mentioned that the ship that found Mary Caleste was probably responsible. On the other hand, lecturer argues that captain of the ship that found Mary Caleste was a good friend of Mary Celeste's captain. Also, court could not find any evidence on the involvement of the ship founder in this case.

Lecturer mentioned a possible answer to this mystery : Captain and crews of Mary Caleste left the ship because they worried that the ship was going to explode because of alcohol leakage. Experts that observed this fact later believed that the ship might really had exploded.
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PostSubject: Re: Free iBT integrated writing task submission   Tue Apr 05, 2011 6:30 am

The reading and the listening passages argue in favor of different theories of the mystery of “Mary Celeste”. In the reading passage, two theories explaining the mystery are suggested and, in the listening passage, these two theories are refuted and another theory is proposed.
The two main theories suggested in the reading passage are mutiny and piracy that caused the disappearance of the vessel’s crew. The mutiny theory suggests that the crew killed the captain, Benjamin Briggs, and left the ship. The piracy theory suggests that the vessel’s crew was killed and the vessel was robbed by the crew of the ship that supposedly found the abandoned “Mary Celeste”.
The listening passage doesn’t support these two theories. The mutiny theory seems to be unrealistic since Briggs was very much respected by his crew. The piracy theory is refuted since the captain of the ship that found the abandoned ship was a friend of Briggs. The lecturer believes that the vessel was found abandoned because the crew left it, being afraid of an explosion resulting from an alcohol barrels leakage. The ship was carrying 1701 barrels of alcohol and Briggs was not skilled at the transportation of alcohol. Afterwards, the crew could have become lost at sea and then drowned or starved.
Therefore, the lecturer manages to give arguments in favor of another reasonable theory.
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PostSubject: Re: Free iBT integrated writing task submission   Wed May 18, 2011 3:18 am

hi can i please know where the question for this integrated writing task is put up .. I m facing some difficulty in finding it.
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PostSubject: Response to Writing Task-1   Sat Jun 18, 2011 4:03 am

The passage mainly discusses the mystery of "Mary Celeste". The passage makes some theories regarding how the ship could be mysteriously found abandoned by the crew. These theories are, however, countered in the lecture. The passage discusses two possibilities which suggest that either there could have been a mutiny on the ship which could have led the crew to kill their strict captain, Benjamin Briggs or the crew from the rescue ship could have killed the captain and the crew taking away a small amount of valuables from the ship.
The lecturer refutes both the theories, since he believes they are baseless and do not have a sound reasoning. He believes that the first theory could be wrong since the records suggest that the captain was very respected among the crew. The second theory is also rubbished by the lecturer since the rescue ship crew would not kill the captain and his crew for a small amount of valuables. Moreover, they would not leave the barrels of alcohol untouched if their plan was to rob the ship of valuables.
The lecturer gives another reasoning which he believes to be sound since it sounds more believable. He argues that the fumes from the alcohol could have triggered off the fear of a fire in the ship which would have made the captain and his crew leave the ship on a lifeboat. This also can be correlated with the fact that the portholes and hatches were opened to air out the ship. This could also explain the fact that 9 of the 1701 barrels of alcohol were empty and the reason behind this could be the fact that they might have evaporated. Since the captain had never transported alcohol before, it is easy to assume their fear of fire and their abandonment of the ship. The lifeboat could have drowned in a storm or the crew could have died of starvation. The lecturer's opinion sounds more plausible due to the fact that most of it seems to be reasonable and can be easily derived from the happenings within the ship.
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PostSubject: Re: Free iBT integrated writing task submission   Wed Jun 22, 2011 5:16 pm

The lecture is about the Mary Celeste, which is considered the first “ghost ship” ever known. The professor casts doubt in the theories presented by the text to explain the reason it was found abandoned and introduces new theories to be considered.
Firstly the professor states that the reasons given by the text are flaw. He says that it is unlikely to had happened a mutiny since the captain of the Mary Celeste was a experienced captain with a respected record and the crew was trustworthy. Furthermore, none of the personal belongings were taken from the ship. The professor than casts doubt in the other theory by saying the captain of the rescuer ship was a friend of captain Benjamin and that no proof against him was ever found.
Secondly the lecture gives alternative theories to what may have happened with the Mary Celeste. The professor believes that is most likely that the captain was worried about linking of the cargo and that it could cause a fire. It was the first time captain Benjamin had ever carried alcohol and fire was the main concern of ships at the time. The crew would have than abandoned the ship in one of the lifeboats and being caught at a storm most likely drown.
As stated above, the professor does not agree with the theories presented by the text to why the Mary Celeste was found abandoned. He presents a new theory that he thinks it is more likely to have occurred.
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PostSubject: Re: Free iBT integrated writing task submission   Sun Jul 03, 2011 12:03 pm

The lecturer talks about the mysterious disappearance of the crew of The Mary Celeste.While both the lecturer and the paragraph are in harmony about the 'mysterious' nature , the lecturer issues many facts that are contradictory to the ones given in the paragraph.

First of all,the paragraph claims that crew killed the Captain Briggs for his strict nature but the lecturer refutes by saying that the Captain had very high reputation and also shared a great rapport with the passengers.The passengers were also claimed to be dignifies and hence the lecturer rules out the possibility of a mutiny.

Next,the lecturer claims that the crew who came to the rescue of The Mary Celeste were known to be friends of Captain Briggs and could not have possibly stolen the valuables of the ship.This is in contradiction to the paragraph which tells that crew may have actually swindled the ship and killed the people aboard.

The one fact which both the paragraph and the lecturer seems to agree is that there were wine bottles aboard and few of them have been empty.The lecturer goes on to tell that the there could have been a possible outbreak of fire due to leakage of alcohol.In those days even a small outbreak of fire could result in a captain evacuating a ship.Similar incident could have happened to The Mary Celeste and the lecturer adds that Briggs could have tried to save the passengers with the help of life boats.Since life boats do not offer much protection to the vagaries of the seas,they could have possibly been drowned.But the passage indicates that the wine bottles were actually the source of the mutiny between the crew and the captain.


Thus even though the lecturer agrees that the vanishing of the crew in The Mary Celeste is suspicious,he ignores the reasons given in the passage as unsubstantial and provides other reasons which he claims to be solid.

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PostSubject: iBT integrated writing task submission for evaluation   Sun Jul 31, 2011 7:55 am

In the lecture, the professor makes several points refuting the two theories proclaimed to be the cause for the state of the
Mary Celeste ship. The professor argues that, neither the crew of the ship might have rebelled against the captain nor the
the ship finding this abandoned ship would have plundered it and then concealed the evidence. However, the reading passage
speculates the same two theories as the possible cause for such a situation of the ship. The passage further substantiates
its claims by providing certain facts associated with the two theories. The lecture, thus casts doubt on the reading
passage by contradicting the purported reasons for such abandonment.

Firstly, the professor through his lecture casts doubt on the possibility of a mutiny on the Mary Celeste ship. The professor
describes the good stature of Benjamin Briggs, the captain of the ship, hinting at the remoteness of a revolt against him.
Furthermore, he points out the fact that the alleged rebels did not flee with any of their personal items, thereby nullifying
the possibility of a revolt. The reading on the other hand, infered a supposed rebellion owing to the stern attitude of the
captain and existence of several of the empty alcohol barrels. The lecture therefore, casts doubt on the reading which stated
rebellion as one of the possible reasons.

Secondly, the professor challenges the plundering theory for such a state of the ship. The professor argues that the captain
of the ship which found the Mary Celeste ship was a good person and even the courts have not found any evidence against their entire
crew. The reading however, has alleged the involvement of the same ship along with its captain, who would have robbed the ship
and then destroyed all the evidence linking them. The lecture, thus casts doubt on the piracy perspective suspected to be a reason
for the "ghost ship".

In summary, the professor through his lecture contradicts the two possibilties hinted by the reading to be the primary
factor behind the state of the ship. The professor challenges both the piracy and the revolt theory with significant evidence
against each of them.
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PostSubject: inegrated writing task   Sun Jul 31, 2011 1:30 pm

The lecture casts doubt on the reading passage, which is about the mystery of the Mary Celeste.
There are different theories who explain why the ship was left at the coast of Portugal. The reading passage says that this ship was abandoned, because of piracy. The lecture, however, refutes the reading passage by explaning that the captain was a really experienced captain.
A futher point mentioned in the lecture are the properties of the sailors. The sailors didn't take their properties with them, so it is impossible that things on the ship were stolen as mentioned in the reading passage.
A more plausible explanation is that the crew was threatend by the alocohl they transferred never before, because the greatest fear of sailors were a fire which could be caused by leaks of alcohol. So the possibility is high that the crew flee, abandoned the ship and died of thirstiness and starvation. The possibility that some piracy happend is as in the lecuture said very little.
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PostSubject: Re: Free iBT integrated writing task submission   Mon Oct 24, 2011 1:46 am

There are handful of mysteries which are still intriguing scientists and researchers. One of these secrets is Mary Celesta, “Ghost ship”. Mary Celesta was found vacant near the coast of Portugal after its unfinished journey from New York.
The reason that it attracts the attention of people is the fact that she was absolutely abandoned and completely deserted as well as none of the crew or passengers on board when she was found in the first place.
There are several assumptions of Mary Celesta mystery. One of them is Benjamin Briggs, a strict captain and his family were killed by the crew, who run away on lifeboats later, due to misunderstanding. However it was proved to be wrong because the captain was respected and well known man.
Other possible explanation is the people who had found her firstly were responsible for the fact. They might have taken some of the valuable belongings and items from the ship and in regard to erase the evidence, killed the crew, and taken her into Gibralter to get reward for finding the missing ship.
Some officers had been suspicious about these Portuguese until it was admitted that the man, Gratszio who found the Mary Celesta had a good friendship with Benjamin Briggs.
The most likely explanation left to us is 1701 barrels of alcohol, transported in the ship, which of nine barrels found empty indicates there were possibility of leakage of alcohol which might have led to exploding or fire. So the captain decided to his crew to get on lifeboats which were later, unfortunately, hit by strong wave.
Mary Celesta, the mystery of the number of people’s disappearing still is being studied from every angle. After decade, we may find another possible explanation to hers.
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PostSubject: Re: Free iBT integrated writing task submission   Mon Oct 24, 2011 3:20 pm

The lecturer cast doubts on the two theories presented in the reading passage about the mystery of the so-called "GohstShip" or the "Mary Celeste".

That ship were found in Portugal after being abondened and left opened hatched, with no straint of violence atack, and seemingly vague missed crew.

Originally, the ship transported 1701 barrels of alcohol from New York through Genoa in Italy to it's final distination where it was found by a sailor, who handed it over to Gibraltere in order to claim a prize for finding a missing ship.

The lecturer disprove the first "munity theory" which implies that the strict captin of the ship were killed along with his family and threw in the sea by crew members, who then used lifeboats to seal away after taking precious staff, by introducing two evidences, firstly he mentioned that captin Benjamine Briggs was a skilfull and respectable person, secondly he was in charege of a good reputation crew.

The second theory "piracy theory" ,which assumes that the sailor who found the ship previously attaked the ship and after he had taken valueble things he handed the ship over, was easily refused by the lecturer since Y Eagle was one of Benjamin friends, and moreover, the court failed to give any evidence could prove that Eagle had taken anything from the ship.

The lecturer then explaind what he though the most logical scenario, he started to join vague things together starting from the empty nine barrels going to the opend hatches, he explained these along with the fact that Benjamin transported alcohol for the first time, then according to the lecturer Benjamin and his staff were highly nervous about an imminent explosion after some barrels had been leaking, so they tried to dry up the ship board by leaving doors opened, and finally when worse came to worst, they flee the ship using lifeboats`, and therewith they dead after stuggling windy weather or bieng famished.
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PostSubject: Re: Free iBT integrated writing task submission   Wed Oct 26, 2011 11:09 am

The professor is descussing explanations about the mystery of the Mary Celeste ship which found abonded off the coast of Potugal in 1872. He refutes the explanation that came in the passage, as the passage claims that one of the explanation is piracy or a mutiny by twhich led to the crew which led to the death of the captain and then leaving in life boats, the profeesor states that this explanation is not relaiable; as the captain was respectful and had a good reputaion among the crew, also, at the court, there was no evidence that crew did any thing suspicious, and they did not any of their personal stuff with them.
On the other hand, the professor conviced more with the explanation that supposes the captain and the crew abondened the ship and were lost in the sea in thier small life boats; because they were afraid from an explosion that might happened from the big amount of alcohol that was on the ship, and the evidences that support this is the empty nine gallons of alcohol that support the idea of leaking fumes and the opened hatches and portholes, added to this was the first time for the crew to transport alcohol.
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PostSubject: Re: Free iBT integrated writing task submission   Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:36 am

Mary Celeste also known as the ghost ship was found by Portuguese in 1872. the ship was transporting alcohol with 1701 barrels of which 9 were empty, but there were no crew members or passengers on board. the reading passage suggested theories for the disappearance of the crew and the passengers.
the first theory was that the crew members who were drunk carried a mutiny against the strict captain,Benjamin Briggs and killed him and stole some of the valuables and escaped in life boat however the lecture explains that the captain was highly experienced and the crew members respected him a lot. so the first theory doesn't hold.
the second theory in the reading passage stated that the Portuguese crew members who found the ship stole some valuables killed the crew members and the passengers to wipe out any traces of evidence but, the in the lecture it was said that the supposed pirate head was a friend of captain Briggs.
an alternative theory suggested in the lecture was that the captain feared the alcohol fumes would start a fire on board,so they quickly abandoned the ship on a life boat. on the life boat with no food and water they couldn't survive.
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PostSubject: Re: Free iBT integrated writing task submission   Sat Dec 03, 2011 7:55 am

Mary Celeste, a mystery that was not solved. Many explanations have been proposed but non have been proven, the reading and the lecture offer different ideas on the scenario that might have occurred causing the ship to be abandoned with no stitch of evidence to what might have happened to the crew and captain.

Although the passage suggests suspicious acts by the crew against the captain and his family,the lecture claims that this assumption is implausible. Stating that the captain was loved and respected by his crew and that if that was the case then the crew would have fled with their personal belongings .

The passage suggests piracy as an explanation, but the lecture states otherwise. Thinking that this is an unlikely scenario since the captain who found "the ghost ship" is a close friend of the captain of Mary Celeste. After all, a friend will not kill or commit a crime that would hurt the other. This forced the piracy and all the allegations to be ruled out and ignored. Stealing and murder is an unlikely possibility.

After ruling out all other possibilities the lecture gave a few suggestions of what may have actually occurred. One of which may have been that the captain and crew abandoned the ship fearing a possible fire or explosion. They may have been lost at sea, drowned and starved to death later on. When this was proposed it was further investigated, and it proved to have been a likely explanation as the fumes may have exploded with no damage of the ship. In addition to the fact that this was the first time for the crew to transport alcohol and therefore were very afraid of any damage occurring and wanted to save themselves.

The mystery will remain unknown and vague.
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PostSubject: Re: Free iBT integrated writing task submission   Sun Jun 03, 2012 10:37 am

7. The article suggests that Mary Celeste or the “ghost ship” was found abandoned in Portugal in 1872 with no crew/passengers and with no damage in ship for several reasons. However, the professor disagrees and refutes each of the author’s response.

First, the reading suggests that, the crew members might have killed the captain Benjamin and his family and might have escaped themselves in another boat. But, the professor in turn says that, Benjamin was one of the respected captain by all the members. So, there is no reason to kill him.

Second, the article states that, the ship carried cargo of barrels of alcohol in which nine of them were empty. In response to this, the professor claims that, the ship never transported alcohol. And, even if they did, the nine bottles which were found to be empty, might have caused alcohol fumes and due to fear of fire, everyone were boarded to another boat.

Third, the reading says that, the ones who found the ship were the ones responsible and that these people not only took valuables from the ship but also took away rewards that were allocated for the one who would find the ship. On the other hand, the professor claims that, none of the crews or passengers on board brought any valuables with them. He says, they didn’t even bring pipes along with them.
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PostSubject: Re: Free iBT integrated writing task submission   Wed Aug 01, 2012 6:44 pm


The article states that there a range of possible explanation for the mystery of Mary Celest and provides two possible solutions which could resolve this mystery. However the professor refutes each of the author responses.
First, the reading claims that there was a mutiny aboard and so the captain was killed by the crew. On the contrary the professor refutes this point of view by saying that the captain Benjamin Briggs is far from having been killed by the crew because he had an excellent reputation ad had lots of experience. He states that the captain had never transported alcohol with him before, and the saying that bottles have been found empty is probably due to a leaking during the voyage and he says that the fume would probably exploded and not damage.
Second, the reading posits that the ship and the crew that found the Mary Celest near Portugal may have actually the ones responsible when they took the valuables from the ship. On the contrary, the professor says that there is no evidence that these people killed the captain because there were no damage nor violence . According to the professor if the crew died it might be caused by a starving or a drawing or something like that in the explosion. The professor is clear about his ideas and he totally refutes the ideas of the reading passage.
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PostSubject: Integrated task   Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:22 am

The passage and lecture were about the mystery of the Mary Celeste. The mystery lies in finding the ship abandoned with any crews or passengers aboard. There has been many theories to explain this. The professor disagrees with the two theories presented in the passage and presents an alternative.

In the passage, the first explanation presented theorize that there had been a mutiny aboard, which led to the the killing of the captain Benjamin Higgs and his family and throwing them overboard. Then the crew simply escaped using the lifeboats. The professor disapproves this by arguing that the crew members left their personal belongings behind.

Also, the passage presents another explanation. This one suggests that the people who found the ship were the ones who killed the crew in pursue of the valuables carried by the ships. The professor contradicts this by arguing that the captain of the ship that found Mary Celeste was a friend of Benjamin Higgs.

The professor finally presents an alternative to these theories. He said that the captain was afraid of an explosion made by a leakages of the alcohol barrels he was carrying in the ship. This led him to opening the hatches and portholes to lower the fume's concentration. But it seems, according to the professor, that Benjamin decided in the end to escape using the lifeboats. The crew then might have drowned or starved in the middle of the sea.
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PostSubject: Re: Free iBT integrated writing task submission   Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:21 am

Both lecture and text are about a "ghost ship" called "Mary Celeste" that was abandoned and appeared with all crew members missing in Portugal. Until now, there are many theories about what happened to the crew and the ship.
The text presents the theory that the crew itself were responsible for killing the captain and leaving on a lifeboat. Another similar theory presented, is that the people who found the boat were responsible for killing everyone in order to take their belongings and win the reward of finding a missing ship.
Otherwise, the lectures gives us reasons to think that those are not plausible answers, because the captain was really respected by his crew, which also had good reputation, thus making the first presented theory improbable. Additionally, there's no evidence that the people who found the boat were responsible for it; in fact, the captain who found the misterious boat was a very close friend of Captain Briggs. Finally, the lecture presents another possible explanation, which is that the crew and the captain left the ship thinking that it would explode because of alcohol. Another reason for thinking that, is that the crew never had sailed with alcohol before, and this probably made them very nervous.
Both theories are very interesting and believable, but in fact, we will never know what happened with the ship and the mistery will continue throughout the ages.
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PostSubject: Re: Free iBT integrated writing task submission   Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:57 am

The article states that the Mary Celeste was a ghost ship and provides two reason of support. However, the lecture explains that Mary Celeste was only a ship without crew and refutes each of the author's reasons.

First, the reading claims that There was a mutiny aboard the ship and its captains killed to all crew and passengers. The lecture refutes this point by saying that captain transport the ship empty, he states that captain was very nervous then he did not have a crew and did not tranportation passengers.

Second, the article posits that the evidence was remove by the killers of crew and passengers because the ship was a value things. Nevertheless, the lecture says that there was not evidence because captaind and crew was exposed because they was stolen the ship. According to the lecture's theory, the ship was a replication, an experiment of a original ship because this had been stolling by captain and his crew.
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PostSubject: Integrated task response   Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:10 pm

The article states the Mary Celeste, considered as the original “Ghost ship” was found abandoned off the coast of Portugal in 1872 following a voyage from New York with Genoa, Italy as the final destination. The ship was found with its hatches and portholes open, but none of the crew or passengers on board and explains with three reasons of support. However, professor refutes each of the authors reasons.

First, the reading claims that crew killed the captain, Benjamin Briggs because he was strict. Along with him they killed his family and thrown them overboard. Then left the ship in one of the life boats. The professor refutes this point by saying that Benjamin Briggs is very experienced and friendly in nature. He states that killing him was an assumption.

Second, the article posits that ship and crew that found the Mary Celeste near Portugal might have killed the crew and passengers in order to remove the evidence that they steal small amount of valuables from the ship. They then took Mary Celeste to Gibraltar to collect reward for finding a missing ship. However, the professor says that none of the crew or passengers and ship did not carry any valuable with them. According to the professor this claim was not true.

Third, the reading says that ship was carrying of 1701 barrels of alcohol, nine of which were found empty. The professor opposes this point by explaining that, leakage of alcohol might have happened and started fuming. So, Benjamin might be afraid that they causes explosion. So, they might have opened all the ports. Crew and passengers escaped from their with life boats but, they might have effected with drowning, starvation or thirst.
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PostSubject: Response : Mary Celeste   Fri Aug 02, 2013 12:51 am

The given article states that Mary Celeste,considered as the orignal "Ghost Ship" was found abandoned off the coast of Portugal in 1872. There was no sign of damage and violence,but the people abroad were never heard or seen again.
The reading and the lecture give different point of view inorder to explain the mystery behind Mary Celeste.
The reading claims that there may be a mutiny on the ship and the crew may have killed the captain along with his family and then may have left the ship in one of the lifeboats. On the other hand the professor from the lecture says that the captain of Mary Celeste, Benjamin Briggs was a respected person and the crew loved him and so there is no possibility of a mutiny on the ship.
The passage then states that it may have happened that the ship and crew that found Mary Celeste were the ones that were responsible of looting valuables and killing the crew and the captain. However, from the lecture we come to know that the captain of the other ship and the captain of Mary Celeste were in good terms with each other and so it contradicts the explaination given in the passage.
To infer, both the passage and the lecture support the point that only 9 out of 1701 alcohol barrels that the ship was carrying was found empty. Hence, the lecture gives a very probable explaination that the alcohol may have started leaking from these barrels. Ships in those days were less prepared for any problems arising due to fire and the ship didn't have any similar past encounters, so fearing that the ship may catch fire, the crew along with the captain may have abandoned the ship in one of the lifeboats.
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