Manage to

You will study the expression Manage to.

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The Bahamas

Flag of the Bahamas. Public Domain.

Instructions: Read the text. Look at the letters in bold.

The name "Bahamas" comes from the Spanish “baja mar” meaning shallow sea, and is an archipelago of over 700 islands stretching over 258,998 square km in the western Atlantic Ocean. The Lucayan Indians were the original inhabitants: they managed to live throughout The Bahamas between 900 and 1500 A.D. Eighty-five percent of the Bahamian population is of African descent. Many Africans arrived in the Bahama Islands when they were a staging area for the slave trade in the early 1800's. Others arrived with thousands of British loyalists who left the American colonies at the time of the Revolutionary War.

In 1492, Christopher Columbus made his first landfall in the New World on the island of San Salvador in the eastern Bahamas. After observing the shallow sea around the islands, he said "baja mar" (low water or sea).

The islands of the Bahamas. Retrieved March, 2017 from http://www.bahamas.co.uk/about-the-bahamas/facts/history

Getting started: The Commonwealth of the Bahama Islands

Instructions: Read the following information to do the activity suggested.

The Bahamas were a Crown colony from 1717 until they were granted internal self-government in 1964. The islands moved toward greater autonomy in 1968 after the overwhelming victory in general elections of the Progressive Liberal Party, led by Prime Minister Lynden O. Pindling, over the predominantly white United Bahamians Party. With its new mandate from the black population (85% of Bahamians), Pindling's government negotiated a new constitution with Britain under which the colony became the Commonwealth of the Bahama Islands in 1969. On July 10, 1973, the Bahamas became an independent nation. The Bahama Islands became the free and sovereign Commonwealth of The Bahamas on 10 July 1973, ending 325 years of British rule (but remains part of the Commonwealth). The Bahamas, with over 270 years of democratic rule, is one of the most politically stable countries in the world.

The islands of the Bahamas. Retrieved March, 2017 from http://www.bahamas.co.uk/about-the-bahamas/facts/

A sovereign state

Instructions: Match the titles to the paragraphs.

A free countryIndependent government Legislation

1. The Bahamas were a Crown colony from 1717 until they were granted internal self-government in 1964. The islands moved toward greater autonomy in 1968 after the overwhelming victory in general elections of the Progressive Liberal Party, led by Prime Minister Lynden O. Pindling, over the predominantly white United Bahamians Party. ___________

2. With its new mandate from the black population (85% of Bahamians), Pindling's government negotiated a new constitution with Britain under which the colony became the Commonwealth of the Bahama Islands in 1969. ___________

3. On July 10, 1973, the Bahamas became an independent nation. The Bahama Islands became the free and sovereign Commonwealth of The Bahamas on 10 July 1973, ending 325 years of British rule (but remains part of the Commonwealth). The Bahamas, with over 270 years of democratic rule, is one of the most politically stable countries in the world. ___________

Let’s learn about “Manage to”

Instructions: Read about Mange to:

Manage to

We use manage to when we are talking about something we are able to do, but is difficult.

Look at the word order

Positive
I/you/we/theymanage tolive in The Bahamas
he /she/itmanages to
Negative
I/you/we/they(aux-not) manage totravel to The Bahamas
He/she/it
Interrogative
(aux)I/you/we/theymanage toexport ?
(aux)He/she/it

Examples:

  • First Settlers managed to get resources from nature.
  • The islands did not manage to move towards autonomy until 1968.

Manage is possible in all tenses, for example:

  • Columbus managed to land on the island.
  • The Bahamas manages to promote tourism.
  • The honeymooners will manage to get a space in The Bahamas’ hotels.
  • The Bahamas have managed to get resources from nature.

Quiz

Wood and cotton

Instructions: Make sentences with the appropriate form of manage to and the following prompts:

  1. The first English settlers on Eleuthera / ship braselitto wood to Boston. .
  2. American people / sale this precious wood to purchase the land for Harvard College. .
  3. Harvard College / become Harvard University. .
  4. In 1788 The Bahamas / export 450 tons of cotton to Britain. .
  5. Nassau / be a fashionable winter season resort in 1898. .
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Quiz

Africans in the Bahamas

Instructions: Drag and drop words to make positive sentences.

becomeThe Bahamas a British Crown colony managed to in 1718
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managed to of American Loyalists the Crown After the American War of Independence, reset thousands in the Bahamas.
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and established bring Theyplantations on land grants their slaves managed to with them
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American slavesmanaged to here from Florida and Seminoles escape
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manage to Today nearly 90% and free Africans the descendants of slaves make up of the population
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Evaluation: Going to the Bahamas

Instructions: Choose the correct form of manage to in the following sentences:

  1. People manages to / manage to visit the Bahamas on vacation.
  2. My family and I will manage to / going to manage to travel there soon.
  3. We managed to / have managed to go there before.
  4. I am manage to / manage to save money for it regularly.
  5. People should manage to / should manages to go there more often.
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