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Intermediate English Listening Practice
Captain Kidd’s Treasure FoundExplorers say they have __________ treasure that belongs to the 17th Century Scottish pirate William Kidd.
A 50 __________ silver bar was brought to shore on Thursday on the __________ of Sainte Marie.
People have been __________ for Captain Kidd’s treasure for 300 years.
Who was Captain Kidd?
It is __________ that he was born in Scotland in about 1645. He was appointed by the Crown to tackle piracy and capture enemy French __________ but turned to piracy himself.
Later Captain Kidd was captured and brought __________ to London. He was found guilty of piracy and the __________ of one of his crewmen and sentenced to death.
Legend has it that Captain Kidd hid much of his __________ and that lead to many treasure hunts around the __________. They also say that he inspired author Robert Louis Stevenson __________ writing Treasure __________.
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