Lição 2

450,000 Texans are estimated to need help after severe flooding. Dan and Catherine teach you the language the world's media is using to discuss this story.

Lições desta unidade

Pontos alcançados nesta lição

0 / 3

  • 0 / 3
    Atividade 1

Atividade 1

News Review

450,000 need help in Texan floods

Tropical storm Harvey has caused massive damage in Texas, where 450,000 people now need help.


Language challenge

Nearly 450,000 people will need help in Texas where tropical storm Harvey has forced many to leave their homes. Which of these words does NOT always mean ‘forced to leave’?

a) evacuate
b) evict
c) exile

Assista ao vídeo e faça o exercício

______________________________________________________________________________________

Did you like that? Why not try these? 

 News Review Teaser Learners' Questions Teaser English at Work Teaser 

 _______________________________________________________________________________________________

The story

Officials in Texas estimate that around 450,000 people will need help because of flooding caused by tropical storm Harvey.

President Donald Trump has promised swift action to provide federal government assistance for the states affected by the storm.

The governor of Texas, Greg Abbot, said all 12,000 members of the state national guard would be deployed.

A record amount of rain has fallen on the city of Houston.

Key words and phrases

death toll
the number of dead people due to an incident

obliterate
completely destroy

havoc
chaos

To do

Try our quiz to see how well you've learned today's language.

News Review quiz

3 Questions

Now you've watched the video, try to answer these questions about the language in the news.

Parabéns! Você completou o exercício.
Excellent! Excelente! Bad luck! Você acertou:
x / y

Downloads

You can download the audio and PDF document for this episode here. 

Language challenge - answer

a) evacuate

End of Session 2

Join us in Session 3 for Pronunciation in the News - our video which teaches you pronunciation using the latest BBC World News bulletins. 

Vocabulário desta lição

  • death toll
    the number of dead people due to an incident

    obliterate
    completely destroy

    havoc
    chaos