News Exercise #201


1. Figures: What is the population on Mumbai, how much of Bangladesh is still flooded, how many people have been displaced, and how many people have died in total due to the flood?
Population of Mumbai:
Bangladesh area still flooded:
Displaced total:
Deaths total:
2. How did the reporter describe the transport situation in Mumbai?
3. What has this worst flooding in decades led to?
4. Complete this final statement:
“South Asia __ __ __ __ __, __ __ __ __ __ __ __, but the __ __ __ __ __ __ __ has meant that the __ __ __ __ __.”

Answers:
1. Figures: What is the population on Mumbai, how much of Bangladesh is still flooded, how many people have been displaced, and how many people have died in total due to the flood.
Population of Mumbai: More than 20,000,000
Bangladesh area still flooded: A third (1/3)
Displaced total: Tens of thousands
Deaths total: Over 1200
2. How did the reporter describe the transport situation in Mumbai?
He said transport services has ground to a halt, forcing many to simply wade home.
3. What has this worst flooding in decades led to?
It has led to a massive humanitarian crisis.
4. Complete this final statement:
“South Asia is not unused to floods, especially at this time of the year, but the scale of the disaster this time round has meant that the authorities have struggled to cope.”

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