- cargo /KAHR-goh/
- shelter /SHEL-ter/
- siren /SAHY-ruhn/
- catastrophic /kat-uh-STROF-ik/
- devastate /DEV-uh-steyt/
[noun] – the goods carried by a ship, aircraft, or other large vehicle
They are now unloading the ship of its cargo.
[verb] – to protect yourself, or another person or thing, from bad weather, danger, or attack
We were caught in the rain and sheltered under the trees.
[noun] – a device for making a loud warning noise
Once you hear the siren, it’s your cue to leave.
[adjective] – causing sudden and very great harm or destruction
Water shortage in the village can potentially be catastrophic.
[verb] – to destroy a place or thing completely or cause great damage
The recent tsunami devastated many infrastructures in the city.
The company’s Edwardsville site received tornado warnings between 20:06 and 20:16 local time before it hit the building at 20:27, Amazon said in a statement, with events “happening incredibly fast”. The team worked “incredibly quickly” to guarantee that as many employees as possible could reach the “shelter in place” location. The catastrophic storms slammed through six US states, on Friday evening, December 10, leaving 100 people dead and devastating houses and businesses over a 200-mile (322-kilometer) radius. The US Department of Labor claims that the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration has launched an investigation into the building collapse.
- Do tornadoes often hit your country? Please tell me more about it.
- How do you feel when you hear news about tornadoes in other countries?
- If you were a relative of an Amazon employee who died in the tornado, would you blame the company? Why or why not?
- Do you think the bathroom is a good choice for shelter in case of natural disasters?
- What do you think Amazon should do to prevent this incident from happening again?