James Cook was (be) born in 1728 in Britian. He first worked (work) in Canada and made (make) maps of the St Lawerence River. Then, in 1768, he began (begin) an expedition to the Pacyfic for the Royal Society and saw (see) the planet Venus when it crossed (cross) in front of the sun. On the return journey, he sailed (sail) around Australia and New Zealand. Cook's men were always healthy because he always had (have) fresh friut and vegetables on his ship. In 1772, Cook went (go) round Antarctica and discovered (discover) many new Pacyfic Islands. On his last expedition, he wanted (want) to sail from the Pacyfic to the Atlantic round North America but this wasn't (not be) possible. He turned .(turn) south and arrived (arrive) in Hawaii in January, 1779. A month last the local people killed (kill) him on the beach.