外语教学与研究出版社(外研版)初中八年级上册(初二上学期)英语Module 12 Help Unit 3 Language in use
Activity 6 Listen and complete the sentences.
We were having dinner at home when the earthquake happened. The room started to shake and before we knew what was happening, Father shouted to everyone to get under the kitchen table. We all sat on the floor under the table and waited. When the ground stopped shaking, we got up and we weren’t hurt. We couldn’t get out of the room, because the door wouldn’t open. My father called for help on his mobile phone, and in three hours, people came to help us. They opened the door. We got up and left our flat.
1. We were having________at home when the earthquake happened.
2. The room started to________.
3. Father shouted to everyone to get under the________.
4. We could not get out of the room because the________would not open.
5. My father called for help on his________.
6. People came to help us and we left our________.
Activity 7 Read the passage and choose the correct answer.
A ten-year-old girl saved about one hundred other tourists in 2004 by warning them that a tsunami, a huge ocean wave, was on its way across the sea. She knew what was happening because she learnt about underwater earthquakes at school only a few weeks earlier, a newspaper reported.
“I was on the beach and the water started to go funny,” Tilly Smith told the reporter from the newspaper. “There were bubbles and the water went back suddenly. I knew there was going to be a tsunami. I told Mum,” she said.
Tilly’s mother and the hotel workers acted quickly. They cleared people from the beach just minutes before a huge wave reached the land. Luckily, no one died.
Tilly’s teacher was very proud of her. “She’s a very clever girl… It is very lucky that our class were learning about this kind of tsunami just two weeks before Christmas,” he told the newspaper.
IN CASE OF EARTHQUAKE,GO TO HIGH GROUND ORINLAND
1. What is the best title for this passage?
a) 2004 Asian tsunami.
b) A girl saves tourists from tsunami.
c) Underwater earthquakes.
2. What did Tilly notice?
a) Water coming to the beach.
b) People watching the water.
c) Bubbles in the water.
3. What does her teacher think of Tilly?
a) She is lucky.
b)She does not do silly things.
c) She is a clever student.
Around the world
Special buildings in Japan
Earthquakes are very common in Japan. Many can cause a lot of damage. But now there are new ways of constructing buildings to make them safer and stronger during earthquakes. The Yokohama Landmark Tower is one of the tallest buildings in Japan. It is heavy and strong. It sits on rollers. This means the earth can rise and fall beneath the building without shaking it.
Module task: Making a poster about preventing accidents at school