- What is the most recent natural disaster you have seen on the news?
- What do you think is the worst natural disaster?
- Illinois /il-uh-NOI/
- tornado /tawr-NEY-doh/
- criticism /KRIT-uh-siz-uhm/
- ensure /en-SHOOR/
- conduct /kuhn-DUHKT/
[noun] – a state in the central US, whose capital city is Springfield and whose largest city is Chicago
My parents got married in Illinois.
[noun] – a dangerous storm which is a spinning cone of wind that destroys anything in its path as it moves across the ground
Hundreds of buildings and homes were destroyed by the tornado two days ago.
[noun] – the act of saying that something or someone is bad
The movie has been receiving widespread criticism.
[verb] – to make something certain to happen
The police ensure that the law is obeyed.
[verb] – to organize and perform a particular activity
We’re conducting research about the symptoms of burnout.
Amazon stated in a statement that tornado warnings were issued between 20:06 and 20:16 local time before the storm impacted the building at 20:27, with events “happening incredibly fast.” The team worked “incredibly quickly” to ensure that as many staff as possible could reach the “shelter in place” area. On Friday evening, December 10, disastrous storms smashed into six US states, killing 100 people and destroying homes and businesses over a 200-mile (322-kilometer) radius. According to the US Department of Labor, an investigation into the building collapse is being conducted by the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
- How many lives were lost at an Amazon warehouse in Illinois?
- According to the article, where were the workers ordered to seek covering after receiving emergency alerts?
- According to an employee, for how long were they made to stay in the restrooms?
- At what time did Amazon receive the tornado warnings?
- When did the tornado hit the US?
- 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?