Jan 042015
 

A centuries old time capsule has been discovered in Massachusetts, US. It’s thought to have been buried by American revolutionaries in 1795. Rob and Neil talk about what to include in a time capsule – a device used to keep the memory of a place in time alive.

 

 

Vocabulary and definitions
time capsule – a kind of box or container where you can store objects and information so that people in the future – yourself included – will know how we lived at that particular time
remind me – make me remember something or someone
historical record – a piece of writing – maybe a document – or a narrative of events at a particular time
cornerstone – a stone representing the starting place in the construction of a monumental building. Usually it has the date carved on it
deteriorated – decayed, decomposed or became worse over time
eternal – existing forever
metal detectors – electronic devices which can indicate the presence of metallic objects underground

6 Minute English – Time capsules Transcript Video

 

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