- How often do earthquakes happen in your country?
- How are buildings in your country designed to protect themselves against earthquakes?
- tragic /TRAJ-ik/
- response /ri-SPONS/
- initial /ih-NISH-uhl/
- harm /hahrm/
- significant /sig-NIF-i-kuhnt/
[adjective] – very sad, often involving death and suffering
This novel has such a tragic end.
[noun] – an answer or reaction
She has received a response from that college regarding her application.
[adjective] – of or at the beginning
She created the initial version of her plans.
[verb] – to hurt someone or damage something
A nearby school had its windows blown out by the tornado, but no students were harmed.
[adjective] – important or noticeable
Your work has shown significant advancement.
The earthquake that struck southern Turkey and northern Syria was followed by a number of aftershocks, including one that was almost as powerful as the initial tremor. It measured as a magnitude 7.8, or “large” earthquake, on the official scale. It erupted along a fault that was around 100 kilometers (62 miles) long, severely harming nearby structures. The tragedy happened in the early hours of the morning, while many were still asleep inside. Since there had not been a significant earthquake or any warning signs in this region in more than 200 years, the degree of preparedness would be lower than it would be in a location that was more used to dealing with earthquakes.
- What disaster relief agency will send a rescue team to Turkey?
- According to Alice Jefferson, what has been challenging for the disaster relief team?
- What could the disaster relief agency provide?
- What was the magnitude of the earthquake in Turkey and Syria?
- Where did the earthquake happen?
- What do you do to prepare for earthquakes?
- How well do you think your house or apartment would resist an earthquake?
- If given the chance, what kind of help would you extend to the victims of the earthquake in Turkey and Syria?
- Should Turkey’s and Syria’s governments make significant changes in preparation for strong earthquakes in the future?
- How do you think the buildings in Turkey and Syria should be designed to withstand earthquakes?