viernes, 31 de mayo de 2013


Self-study activity:
Watch this ITN video about a landslide and answer the questions below. The activity is suitable for Básico 2 and Intermediate 1 students.

Be careful! The video is very short and there are a lot of questions. Try to answer them mentally, without taking any notes.

1 How many houses have been damaged?
2 Where did the landslide happen?
3 When did it happen?
4 What other damage did the landslide do?
5 How many people were injured?
6 Are power and water supplies available in the area?
6 What time did the landslide happen?
7 What have residents been asked to do?

You can check your answers by reading the transcript below.

Remember you can easily find out the meaning of unknown words by double-clicking on them.

One house has been left severely damaged after a massive landslide struck Whidbey Island in Washington State on Wednesday morning. The landslide also took out a road cutting off access to more than a dozen homes.
Fortunately, there were no injuries but the landslide cut off power and water supply to the area. According to reports residents heard a thunder like boom at around 4:15 am local time.

The landslide remains a threat to many other houses in the area and residents have been asked to evacuate the neighborhoods.