© Consulate of the Kingdom of Tonga
- depict /dih-PIKT/
- blanket /BLANG-kit/
- debris /duh-BREE/
- aftermath /AF-ter-math/
- tarmac /TAHR-mak/
[verb] – to represent or show something in a picture or story
The images released by the media depict the impact of the recent volcanic eruption.
[verb] – to cover something completely with a thick layer
The ocean’s visibility is poor. It’s blanketed by a thick mist.
[noun] – broken or torn pieces of something larger
The satellite spotted potential debris from the missing plane.
[noun] – the period that follows an unpleasant event or accident, and the effects that it causes
Many repairs have been done in the aftermath of the earthquake.
[noun] – an area of ground covered with a hard surface, especially the areas of an airport where aircraft park, land, and take off
The planes on the tarmac are ready for takeoff.
According to a news report agency, efforts to clear heavy ash from Tonga’s major airport runway ended on Wednesday, January 19, after rescue personnel and hundreds of volunteers worked tirelessly to sweep dust off the tarmac with wheelbarrows and shovels. The tsunami had recorded waves of 1.2 meters (about 4 feet) around Nuku’alofa City, flooding coastal roads and properties. Tsunami warnings were issued in Fiji, Samoa, Vanuatu, some portions of New Zealand, Japan, Peru, the United States, and Canada (British Columbia). Experts believe that the eruption of an underwater volcano near Tonga was likely the largest recorded in more than 30 years anywhere on the planet.
- Which place in your country is prone to tsunami attacks? Please tell me more about it.
- How do you know that a tsunami is going to hit soon? Does the area you live in have an early warning system?
- If you were a resident of Tonga affected by the tsunami, what would you do?
- Do you agree that the destroyed underwater cable will take weeks to be repaired?
- How do you think rescue teams should contact Tonga?
- wipe out