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- What natural disasters are common in your country?
- Do you have an emergency kit to prepare for natural disasters?
- depth /depth/
- bullet train /BOOL-it treyn/
- passenger /PAS-uhn-jer/
- emergency /ih-MUR-juhn-see/
- possibility /pos-uh-BIL-i-tee/
[noun] – the distance down either from the top of something to the bottom, or to a distance below the top surface of something
The swimming pool has a depth of 8 feet.
[noun] – a very fast train with a smooth, pointed shape, especially one used in Japan
The bullet train ticket is expensive. It’s better to get a JR Pass.
[noun] – a person who is traveling in a vehicle, or on a train or plane, but is not driving it, flying it, or working on it
All passengers for flight FH106, please proceed to gate 2.
[noun] – something dangerous or serious, such as an accident, that happens suddenly or unexpectedly and needs fast action in order to avoid harmful results
Please contact this number in case of emergency.
[noun] – a chance that something may happen or be true
There is a possibility of heavy rain tomorrow.
True or False:
- A magnitude 7.4 earthquake hit Japan on March 18.
- More than 2.2 million homes in 13 prefectures temporarily lost electricity.
- No passengers were injured on a bullet train that derailed in Fukushima.
- Fumio Kishida told reporters that the government was still investigating the degree of any damage.
- Masaki Nakamura also warned residents about the possibility of flash floods.
Fill in the blanks:
- None of the _______ were injured in the bus accident.
- The snow had a _______ of 5 feet.
- Is there a _______ that your brother will work abroad?
- The government declared a state of _______.
- You can reach Tokyo from Osaka by _______.