№159 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 159
8. agriculture h. a very large mass of ice that (n, u) moves very slowly
9. shortage (of) i- to feel pain in your body or your (n, u) mind
10. response j- a lack of something that you need (to) (n, c) or want
Read the information about the heatwave of 2010. Is it more or less disastrous than the heatwave of 2003?
"The Great Russian Heatwave of 2010 is one of the most intense, widespread, and long-lasting heatwaves in world history. From late June to late August, Russia experienced its worst heatwave on record.
Moscow - the country's capital and most populated city with over 10 million - experienced 62 days with above average high temperatures. 'A heat like that hasn't been observed or recorded within 1,000 years. This phenomenon is absolutely unique,' said Alexander Frolov, Head of Russia's weather service.
Only the European heatwave of 2003, which killed 35,000- 50,000 people, and the incredible North American heatwave of July 1936, which set all-time extreme highest temperature records in fifteen U.S. states, can compare. All of these heatwaves were caused by a jet stream that remained locked in place for over a mdnth. The jet stream is an upper-level river of air, between the altitudes of about 10,000-12,000 meters."
All heatwaves have similar impacts. What must have been the impacts of the Great Russian heatwave?
What effects of the Great Russian heatwave do you know about?
In pairs discuss the following questions.
• Are heatwaves disastrous?
• What are their impacts?
• What do people suffer from during a heatwave?
• How do people cope with the impacts of heatwaves?
• What do you personally suffer from during a heatwave?