English Learning for Curious Minds

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Summary

The pirates of the 21st century don't have parrots and swords, but night-vision goggles and AK47s. Discover why pirates have re-emerged, how they work, and what the effect of piracy is on the areas in which they operate.

Full transcript, key vocabulary, and bonus episodes available on www.leonardoenglish.com

Show Notes

The pirates of the 21st century don't have parrots and swords, but night-vision goggles and AK47s.

Discover why pirates have re-emerged, how they work, and what the effect of piracy is on the areas in which they operate.


In today's episode we cover:

  • Somalia - the world's piracy hotspot
  • Why pirates emerged in Somalia
  • How fisherman became pirates
  • How pirates are organised
  • Ransoms and getting paid
  • The pirate stock market
  • The effect on the community on land
  • The 'new' pirate hotspot


Full transcript and key vocabulary available on the website www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/modern-day-pirates


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