News Exercise #249


1. What do the following numbers signify?
100
1/3
hundreds of thousands
1500
1000

2. What effect does the flood have on roads in Kerala?
3. Can you catch the Indian accent? Complete this quotation from 1:04. (His English is not quite standard)
“People are trying to kind of reach out, and rescue efforts boats by ____ ____, which are ____ ____ ____ ____ ____, particularly ____ ____ ____, erm, there’ve been ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____.”
4. What has Prime Minister Modi come to see?
5. What is the current rainy season situation?

Answers:
1. What do the following numbers signify?
100 – worst floods for a century
one third more rainfall than usual has fallen
hundreds of thousands are homeless
1500 emergency relief camps
close to 1000 people have been killed
2. What effect does the flood have on roads in Kerala?
Badly flooded roads are making it difficult for badly needed humanitarian aid like food and bedsheets to reach Kerala.
3. Can you catch the Indian accent? Complete this quotation from 1:04. (His English is not quite standard)
“People are trying to kind of reach out, and rescue efforts boats by relief agencies, which are now deploying choppers as well, particularly last 48 hours, erm, there’ve been very, very intense activity from them.”
4. What has Prime Minister Modi come to see?
“India’s Prime Minister Modi has now arrived in the region to see an area whose deluged infrastructure and population are struggling to cope.”
5. What is the current rainy season situation?
“Across India close to a thousand people have been killed in the rainy season, and there are more downpours to come.”

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