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Poor Pirates

Piracy is back in fashion. But why? By Sam Gordon

1 Pre-reading

Match the “sea-related” words (1 to 8) to the pictures (a-h).

1. The coastguard

2. A fishing trawler

3. A pirate ship

4. The coast

5. A speed boat

6. Seafood

7. A pirate

8. A whale

2 Reading I

Why do you think some people are turning to piracy these days? Think. Then, read the article to check your ideas.

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Great news! The latest issue of Hot English (193) is out now! Learn over 1,000 useful words and expressions and improve your listening skills with Learn Hot English! This month: Learn 15 useful slang expressions. Plus, 10 useful words and expressions for talking about the body, 10 expressions for talking about seafood, 6 useful expressions for talking about the phone, idioms, phrasal verbs... plus: • Technology – eReaders. • Work – ridiculous requests. • Language – how to speak English. • Culture – festivals. • Travel – Poland. • Legends – Robin Hood. • Hollywood – Russell Croew & Cate Blanchett. • Business – dishonest salespeople. • Crime – cheats. • Cuisine – fish pie. • History – pirates. • Music – Chopin. • Accents – the Polish English accent. • Business skills – how to negotiate. • Current events – modern-day pirates. • Language – situational irony. AND LOTS, LOTS MORE! By reading and listening to all this great content, you'll improve your English reading and listening skills and learn up to 1,000 useful words or expressions. Plus, you'll get a better job and pass English-language exams more easily. Guaranteed!