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Lesson - January

Pacific Nation prepared for Tsunamis


Prepared by: Teacher Lyssa Designed by: Teacher June

The American Way


lost cause - something hopeless Example: At the end of the second world war, Hitler was fighting a lost cause. over ones hand - beyond ones understanding Example: Mathematics is all over my head. I just cant do it. Get real! - be serious and realistic abouts whats going on Example: Get real1 Dinosaurs are not real.

Read Through
Identify the meaning of the words below by analyzing the context of each of the sentences. 1. A big tsunami hit the towns near the ocean. 2. There were a series of mysterious missing people all over the country. The landslide left half of the mountain deforested. 3. The volcano erupted with a very scary explosion. 4. The intensity of the earthquake was the strongest compared to those previous ones that hit the country. 5 .People could not believe the devastating effect of the tsunamis. 6 .I has been almost a decade since the last time that I have seen him. 7. Our department passes on different kinds of information needed to enhance the current system that is being used.

Did you know?


Worlds Biggest Tsunami On the night of July 9, 1958 an earthquake along the Fairweather Fault in the Alaska Panhandle loosened about 40 million cubic yards (30.6 million cubic meters) of rock high above the northeastern shore of Lituya Bay. This mass of rock plunged from an altitude of approximately 3000 feet (914 meters) down into the waters of Gilbert Inlet (see map below). The impact generated a local tsunami that crashed against the southwest shoreline of Gilbert Inlet. The wave hit with such power that it swept completely over the spur of land that separates Gilbert Inlet from the main body of Lituya Bay. The wave then contiuned down the entire length of Lituya Bay, over La Chaussee Spit and into the Gulf of Alaska. The force of the wave removed all trees and vegetation from elevations as high as 1720 feet (524 meters) above sea level. Millions of trees were uprooted and swept away by the wave. This is the highest wave that has ever been known. source: http://geology.com/records/biggest-tsunami. shtml

Reading

Pacific Nations Prepare for Tsunamis

Comprehension Questions.
1. What is tsunami? 2. What do you think causes tsunami to occur? 3. In the history, where and when is the biggest tsunami happen? 4. Is there an available warning system in Japan now? 5. What are the factors of destruction from tsunami? 6. Can you cite an example of warning signs that a tsunami is to occur?
erupt - to explode intensity - strenght; power devastate - to destroy behave - to act in a certain way

7. Do you have any experience of tsunami? If so, can you describe it? 8. How severe is the damage of tsunami in Japan? 9. What did the government do after the tsunami? 10. What is the action of your government to help a victims of tsunami? 11. If youre in a situation that you see a tsunami approaching, what do you think is the best thing to do at that moment?

Listening
1. history hit southeastern AsiaThe biggest tsunami in modern on December 26, 2004. 2. its increased protection In January 2007 Canada 3. It has warning systems in many areas that pass on information to surrounding countries. 4. Atlantic Ocean tsunami areas in the it opened up that observes possible a warning system 5. After the killer tsunami of 2004 that they had to themselves from such devastating waves. countries all over the world agreed make plans to protect 6. A tsunami by unnatural events is a series of waves are that caused

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