№168 по английскому языку за 9 класс Л.М. Лапицкая, Н.В. Демченко, А.В. Волков
авторы: Л.М. Лапицкая, Н.В. Демченко, А.В. Волков
Английский 9 класс Лапицкая страница 168
5b Read about natural disasters in the world in 2010. Compare the situation with that in Belarus.
Last year saw a huge rise in the number of natural catastrophes and in the number of people affected by the disasters.
950 natural disasters were recorded in 2010. The most disastrous of them include the Haiti and Chile earthquakes, Pakistan's floods, the Great Russian heatwave, the drought and forest fires caused by the hot weather, the volcano eruption in Iceland which caused huge disruption to air travel across western and northern Europe for six days at the beginning of April 2010.
The catastrophes killed more than 300,000 people from all over the world and the economic loss worldwide is believed to be 222 billion dollars.
The most dangerous was the American continent, where 365 disasters occurred last year, followed by Asia with 310 catastrophes. Europe broke its own record in the number of catastrophes with 120 last year. 90 disasters happened in Africa, and 65 in Australia and Oceania.
5c Write a report about natural disasters in Belarus.
Lesson What's happening to weather and climate?
1. With your class answer the question of the lesson.
2a Read the information from newspapers and the Internet. Do you think global warming is really taking place in the world?
"This year has become the tenth warmest year recorded globally (the records began in 1850). The top 10 warmest years globally were: 1998, 2005, 2003 (remember the year?), 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2001, 1997 and 2008. Do you notice something here? Beyond all doubt1 global warming is here. For us in Britain and Ireland it is hard to believe that the summer of 2008