viernes, 9 de septiembre de 2011

Deaths in Yosemite National Park

Self-study activity:
Watch this news item from MSNBC about the rise in deaths in Yosemite National Park and answer the questions below.

1 How many people have died this year so far?
2 How many people usually die?
3 Who was the last vicitim?
4 How far did the three hikers who died last month fall?
5 In the rangers' opinion, what's the main reason for the deaths?
6 How many people visited Yosemite National Park last year?
7 Do rangers think the park is safe?

You can read the transcript here.

You can also read this article from The New York Times about the same topic and answer these questions about the people who have died in Yosemite National Park this year:

WHO are some of the people who have died in Yosemite National Park this year?
WHAT were the causes of some of the deaths?
WHERE is Yosemite?
WHERE in the park are some of the dangerous locations?
WHEN did three young adults lose their lives in the Merced River?
WHY is Yosemite “probably the deadliest park in the country”?
HOW many people visit national parks every year?

Key to listening:
1 fourteen 2 seven (at this time of the year) 3 a twenty-six year old woman who died last week 4 317-foot drop 5 visitors push the boundaries and do not respect the warning signs 6 Four million 7 Yes