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- Please describe the port of Yokohama.
- What items does Japan export to other countries?
- visibility /viz-uh-BIL-i-tee/
- rear /reer/
- removal /ri-MOO-vuhl/
- route /root/
- channel /CHAN-l/
[noun] – how clearly objects can be seen, or how far you can see clearly, usually because of the weather conditions
The ship crashed due to poor visibility in the sea.
[adjective] – at the back of something
He settled at the rear seats of the taxi.
[noun] – the process of removing or getting rid of something, often something that is considered to be harmful
I’ve been scheduled for the removal of my wisdom tooth.
[noun] – a particular way or direction between places
Which is the best route to get to Ikebukuro?
[noun] – a part of a river or other area of water that is deep and wide enough to provide a route for ships to travel along
The channel is one of the main borders between these two countries.
Suez Canal is an important trade route. About 12% of global trade passes through the 120-mile channel, and it is the shortest known link between Asia and Europe. Every day, about 50 ships arrive at the port to accomplish their daily trade. However, due to the accident, ships will be forced to look for alternative routes, and the travel time will take as much as two weeks longer. Delays in the delivery of essentials and goods, including fuel, may be possible. Moreover, an increase in fuel prices is to be expected.
- Where did Ever Given crash according to the report?
- What attempts were made on Saturday, March 27?
- What did Berdowski say about the removal of Ever Given on the canal?
- How many ships arrive at Suez Canal’s port for daily trades?
- Based on the article, how would the accident affect the trades and oil price?
- In your opinion, will it take longer to remove the ship than what Berdowski estimates? Why?
- Do you think the person who steers the ship must be made responsible for the accident? Please explain your answer.
- Aside from the methods already done, what else do you think the authorities should do to help dislodge the ship?
- What other factors do you think will be affected by this incident?
- If you were a ship crew, what would you do to prevent an accident like this from happening?