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Aprenda inglés con los incendios forestales en Arizona

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Arizona ha sufrido los incendios más letales de las últimas décadas. Vea el video y aprenda nuevo vocabulario.

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Arizona ha sufrido los incendios más letales de los últimos 30 años. Vea el video y aprenda nuevo vocabulario.

Transcripción en inglés

Fire eats up the forest in Arizona.

This is the deadliest wildfire involving firefighters in the US for 30 years.

The blaze spread rapidly amid high heat, low humidity and windy conditions.

Helicopters and planes tried to douse flames from above. Thousands of people have been evacuated.

As some American states experience extreme temperatures and drought, meteorologists have warned that more forest fires may hit California and New Mexico.


Vocabulario

wildfire

fire that spreads rapidly and uncontrollably

amid
surrounded by

douse
extinguish (a fire)

evacuated

taken away (from a difficult or dangerous situation or place)

meteorologists

professionals who analyse weather conditions

Watch the video online: Forest fires hit the US http://bbc.in/17CDfFy



Ejercicios

1. TV pictures showed chaotic scenes as crowds swarmed the crash site, some helping pass along hoses to __________ the smoking wreckage.


2. A smaller area is ablaze on Tenerife. On the mainland, two firefighters died while helping to extinguish a ___________ in Torremanzanas, a village north of the eastern coastal town of Alicante.





3. The severe weather is also affecting neighbouring Bulgaria and Romania, where six people have reportedly died. _______________ warn that the cold snap in the region could continue and temperatures may drop even further.


4. The manufacturing and export sectors have been key drivers of China's economic growth in recent years. However, they have been under pressure lately _________ a slowdown in key export markets as well as China's own economic growth.


5. The quake caused buildings to sway in Tijuana, where Easter celebrations were interrupted as families rushed for open ground. There were power cuts and hospitals and public buildings were _____________ in Mexico's Baja California state.







Respuestas

1. TV pictures showed chaotic scenes as crowds swarmed the crash site, some helping pass along hoses to douse the smoking wreckage.

Source: Lagos air crash: No survivors, officials say

http://bbc.in/Lcg5rh

2. A smaller area is ablaze on Tenerife. On the mainland, two firefighters died while helping to extinguish a wildfire in Torremanzanas, a village north of the eastern coastal town of Alicante.

Source: Fire in Spain's Canary Islands forces La Gomera exodus

http://bbc.in/OdLBKu

3. The severe weather is also affecting neighbouring Bulgaria and Romania, where six people have reportedly died. Meteorologists warn that the cold snap in the region could continue and temperatures may drop even further.

Source: Dozens die in Ukraine's cold snap

http://bbc.in/VU8Rh6

4. The manufacturing and export sectors have been key drivers of China's economic growth in recent years. However, they have been under pressure lately amid a slowdown in key export markets as well as China's own economic growth.

Source: China manufacturing growth rate slows

http://bbc.in/19Nwm4U

5. The quake caused buildings to sway in Tijuana, where Easter celebrations were interrupted as families rushed for open ground. There were power cuts and hospitals and public buildings were evacuated in Mexico's Baja California state.

Source: Earthquake rocks western Mexico

http://bbc.in/9MVdjz

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