Daily News: Quake Hits Iran and Iraq

(14Nov2017) Protests in Yemen and the Philippines, pollution in India, and climate talks in Bonn are in today's news.

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  • A magnitude 7.3 earthquake killed over 300 people in Iran and at least six in Iraq on Sunday,...
  • ...triggering landslides and cutting off electricity in cities of both countries.
  • In Yemen, protesters take to the streets of Sanaa...
  • ...to demonstrate against a Saudi-led blockade...
  • ...that is preventing food and other necessities from entering the country.
  • In the Philippines, US President Donald Trump, the UN and regional leaders...
  • ...discuss the Rohingya refugee crisis at the ASEAN summit in Manila...
  • ...where protesters clash with police outside.
  • In India, schools in New Delhi open after a four-day cancellation...
  • ...despite air pollution remaining at dangerous levels.
  • And finally from Germany, scientists report at climate talks in Bonn...
  • ...that global carbon pollution has risen for the first time in three years.

特色词汇 难度级别

  • CLASH (Verb) 7
  • NECESSITY (Noun) 6
  • TRIGGER (Verb) 6
  • DEMONSTRATE (Verb) 5


Comprehension Questions

  1. What do the Yemeni protesters want?
    1. a stronger and longer blockade
    2. the restoration of electricity
    3. for the blockade to be lifted
    4. less food and necessities

  2. What was revealed at the climate talks in Bonn?
    1. that carbon dioxide emissions are growing again
    2. that climate change will happen in three years
    3. that air pollution remains at dangerous levels
    4. that global carbon pollution is declining

  3. Why were classes in New Delhi cancelled for four days?
    1. It was not safe to go out.
    2. Carbon pollution was falling.
    3. Protesters took to the streets.
    4. The ASEAN summit was being held.

Discussion Questions

  1. Suggest two ways to prevent air pollution.

  2. Apart from what has been mentioned, what other issues need to be discussed in summits? Why?

  3. Give two other reasons why classes get cancelled.