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Black history month
BBC Learning English
6 Minute English
1. In which country is Black History Month
celebrated?
2. What is Black History Month?
3. How long has Black History Month...
5. What is « living history »?
6. Where was Nelson Mandela held
prisoner?
7. Who’s Irene Sinclair? What’s her
nickname?
8....
1. In which country is Black History Month
celebrated?
In the UK
2. What is Black History Month?
It's a time when people f...
3. How long has Black History Month been celebrated here in the
UK?
23 years
4. Who is Mia Morris? What is her opinion abo...
5. What is « living history »?
It's a more interactive way of learning about a
specific event or period of time in history...
8. What did she do when she lived in Guyana?
How much did she get for that job?
In Guyana she worked as an English and
His...
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  1. 1. Black history month BBC Learning English 6 Minute English
  2. 2. 1. In which country is Black History Month celebrated? 2. What is Black History Month? 3. How long has Black History Month been celebrated? 4. Who is Mia Morris? What is her opinion about Black History Month? According to her, how should October be considered?
  3. 3. 5. What is « living history »? 6. Where was Nelson Mandela held prisoner? 7. Who’s Irene Sinclair? What’s her nickname? 8. What did she do when she lived in Guyana? How much did she get for that job? 9. What was her last job? What did she do?
  4. 4. 1. In which country is Black History Month celebrated? In the UK 2. What is Black History Month? It's a time when people from all cultures and backgrounds get a chance to learn about, share in and celebrate the contributions that black people have made to UK and world history.
  5. 5. 3. How long has Black History Month been celebrated here in the UK? 23 years 4. Who is Mia Morris? What is her opinion about Black History Month? According to her, how should October be considered in the UK? • Mia Morris is the owner of the UK's Black History Month website. • Mia would prefer black history to be made available to everyone in Britain throughout the year. • Ideally, black history would last 'all year round' - but it doesn't… • October should be seen as an opportunity, or a chance, to spend more time with family, exploring, or finding out, more about UK’s rich history, one that the British all share.
  6. 6. 5. What is « living history »? It's a more interactive way of learning about a specific event or period of time in history than, for example, simply looking at items in a museum 6. Where was Nelson Mandela held prisoner? Robben Island 7. Who’s Irene Sinclair? What’s her nickname? Sinclair was born in 1908 in Guyana, South America (called British Guyana) She came to live in London in 1957 Irene is 102 years old Aunty Rene
  7. 7. 8. What did she do when she lived in Guyana? How much did she get for that job? In Guyana she worked as an English and History teacher £10 a year 9. What was her last job? What did she do? She looked after a six-day-old baby for about three weeks 10. What is a ‘heated debate’? A passionate or lively discussion
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