№162 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 162
2a Work in groups. Look at the titles of the texts about natural catastrophes and choose one of the texts to read.
2b Read your text and prepare 3-5 sentences to tell the rest of your group about the disaster.
1. Hurricane Katrina
At least 1,500 people were killed and around $300 billion worth of damage was caused when Hurricane Katrina hit the south-eastern part of the USA. Arriving in late August 2005 with winds of up to 127 mph, the storm caused widespread flooding.
Hurricane Katrina crossed the Gulf of Mexico and hit New Orleans, a coastal city with huge areas below sea-level which were protected by defense walls, called levees ['leviz]. The hurricane's huge waves generated by the wind, broke the levees allowing water to flood into New Orleans, and up to 80% of the city was flooded to depths of up to six metres.
2. Bush fire near Australia's Perth
A large bush fire occured on December 1, 2010 in Karnup, South of Perth, Australia.
Strong winds were making it difficult for firefighters to control the fire and authorities said they were widening containment lines. They said they
were expecting winds to increase.
Temperatures reached 36 degrees Celsius in the region on Tuesday, November 30, and strong winds fanned the flames.
The fire burnt at least 250 hectares, and is believed to have been deliberately lit.
Authorities spread warnings for the residents of towns around Karnup as waterbombers were deployed to control the fire.
3. 2010 Gansu mudslide
The 2010 Gansu mudslide, which occurred at 12 midnight on 8 August, was the most deadly individual disaster among