Lesson 1:Earthquake rescue operation continues

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Lesson 1:Earthquake rescue operation continues

Post by Admin on Thu Apr 09, 2009 1:55 pm

The search for survivors continues after Monday's earthquake in the city of L'Aquila, central
Italy. The number of those killed has now risen to two hundred and fifty. Helen Fawkes
reports:

The first funeral is being held in Italy following Monday's
earthquake
. It is due to take place
outside the region
. The authorities say they're looking for
alternative locations
in L'Aquila
to hold funerals as all the churches here are believed to be too dangerous.
The rescue operation
is continuing for a third day. It is believed that around fifteen people
are still missing. Many of the homeless spent another
chilly
night outside. Twenty
tented
cities
have now been
set up
in and around L'Aquila.
Aftershocks
are still being felt causing fear amongst the
residents
sleeping outdoors. Since
the earthquake there have been more than four hundred
tremors
.
Helen Fawkes, BBC News, Italy
Words in the News
© British Broadcasting Corporation 2009
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Vocabulary lesson 1

Post by Admin on Thu Apr 09, 2009 1:58 pm

Vocabulary and definitions
earthquake
a sudden movement of the earth, which can sometimes
cause great damage
outside the region
away from the particular area affected by the earthquake
alternative locations
different places
The rescue operation
the activity of trying find and help people who might be
trapped or injured
chilly
cold
tented cities
an area with a large number of tents where people are
living because their homes have fallen down or are too
dangerous to sleep in
built
set up
Aftershocks
sudden movements of the earth which often follow an
earthquake (usually less serious than the main one)
people who normally live in a particular place
residents
tremors
slight shaking movement
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/7989112.stm

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