A replica of the Mayflower ship sailing

The Mayflower 400 Years On

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 07 August 2020 > Ready to Use


Four hundred years ago, on 16 September 1620, the Mayflower set sail from England, carrying the Pilgrim Fathers (and Mothers!) to found the first permanent British colony in North America. This A1+ article gives very basic information, to allow young learners to start building up a cultural competence about the founding of the U.S.A., Puritans and Thanksgiving.

Vocabulary and grammar

  • the simple past. Regular endings and some irregular forms.
  • the comparative.
  • enough + noun
  • vocabulary of travel: ship, passenger, voyage, travel, leave
  • numbers and dates

Pronunciation

  • word stress
  • pronunciation of museum, celebrate, voyage, Massachusetts, pneumonia, enough, die, finally, invite...
  • minimal pairs: ship / sheep