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Unit 4 Calamities and Rescues
In this unit, you will first listen, and then talk about traffic accidents read about calamities and rescues learn new words and expressions write to describe how an airplane crash takes place practice the use of subject clauses write to apply for holiday insurance visit Culture Salon for an introduction to the Red Cross Unit 4 Calamities and Rescues
Listen Talkand Part I
Unit 4 Calamities and Rescues Directions: Listen to the following passage and try to fill the missing words. Click here to listen. Nature imposes difficult conditions upon the earth from time to time. The tornado and forest fire, pictured below, destroy natural 1. _______, homes and other structures, and very often harm or kill people. Technological tragedies happen with little or no warning as we see trains crash and airplanes fall from the sky shortly after take-off. As tragic as calamities are, they seem to 2. _______ the best in human nature. People trained in 3. _______ care arrive at the scene and begin assisting the injured. Others come with equipment to remove debris. Men, women, and young people willingly come to the scene of an 4. _______ hoping to be of help in some way. These selfless acts of 5. _______ make our world a better place. Compassion eases the wounds of calamities. American Airlines flight number 587 crashed less than three minutes after 6. _______ from JFK Airport in New York in November, _______ saw an engine fire develop on the plane s number one engine located under the left wing of the 8. _______. Seconds later, the airliner 9. _______ eight homes, completely destroying four of them. All 260 people 10. _______ the airplane were killed along with six people at the crash site, leaving many people to mourn the loss of their loved ones. The residents (people who live in the area of the crash) rallied together to comfort those grieving, while others removed bodies from the wreckage and did the necessary clean-up.
Unit 4 Calamities and Rescues Listen to the following paragraphs and decide which picture is described in detail. Click here to listen.
Unit 4 Calamities and Rescues The photos are all related to Calamities and Rescues. Describe them to your classmates with the help of the following question. 1.What are natural calamities or disasters? Give examples. 2.What are technological calamities? Give examples ? 3.What basic skills do you need to become a first-aid worker?
Read Unit 4 Calamities and Rescues Exploreand Part II
Passage A Death of a Dream Unit 4 Calamities and Rescues
Experiencing English 2 Unit 4 Calamities and Rescues Notes to the Text 1.This was going to be the time of their lives. (para. 1) This was going to be their most important and memorable experience.
Experiencing English 2 Unit 4 Calamities and Rescues Notes to the Text 2.The crash site was a scene of total destruction. (para. 8) The place where the plane crashed was completely covered with wreckage.
Experiencing English 2 Unit 4 Calamities and Rescues Notes to the Text 3.The crash stunned skaters and figure skating fans around the globe. (para. 12) The crash shocked figure skaters and their fans everywhere in the world.
Experiencing English 2 Unit 4 Calamities and Rescues Notes to the Text 4.All that remained as rescuers combed through the wreckage were three pairs of melted skates dangling from one of the wings. (para. 11) When rescue workers carefully looked through the wreckage, the only things they found (to remind them of the skaters) were three pairs of melted skates suspending from one of the wings.
Unit 4 Calamities and Rescues Passage B In the Nick of Time
Experiencing English 2 Unit 4 Calamities and Rescues Notes to the Text 1.Just over a slight rise to the west, a 19-car freight train slowly made its way up the incline. (para. 4) On the other side of a small hill to the west, a 19-car freight train slowly climbed up the slope. 19
Experiencing English 2 Unit 4 Calamities and Rescues Notes to the Text 2.Falzo knew right away that the train was going too fast to stop in time. (para.5) Falzo quickly realized that the train was going too fast to stop before it hit the children.
Experiencing English 2 Unit 4 Calamities and Rescues Notes to the Text 3.With one child tucked under each arm, he pressed Todd and Scott down into the roadbed gravel. (para. 5) He quickly pressed the two kids one under each arm and pushed them down into the roadbed gravel between the rail tracks.
Experiencing English 2 Unit 4 Calamities and Rescues Culture Salon ICRC – yesterday and today International Committee Red Cross (ICRC) is an international nongovernmental organization headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, that seeks to aid victims of war and to ensure the observance of humanitarian law by all parties in conflict. The work of the ICRC in both World Wars was recognized by the Nobel Prize for Peace in both 1917 and It shared another Nobel Peace Prize with the League of Red Cross Societies in 1963, the year of the 100th anniversary of the ICRC's founding. The International Committee of the Red Cross was formed in response to the experiences of its founder, Jean-Henri Dunant, at the Battle of Solferino in Dunant witnessed thousands of wounded soldiers left to die for lack of adequate medical services. Soliciting help from neighbouring civilians, Dunant organized care for the soldiers. In 1862 he published an account of the situation at Solferino; by 1863 he had garnered so much support that the Geneva Society for Public Welfare helped found the International Committee for the Relief of the Wounded. In 1875 this organization became the International Committee of the Red Cross.
Experiencing English 2 Unit 4 Calamities and Rescues Culture Salon ICRC – yesterday and today The ICRC is now one component of a large network including national Red Cross and Red Crescent societies and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. (The Red Crescent was adopted in lieu of the Red Cross in Muslim countries.) The governing body of the ICRC is the Committee, consisting of no more than 25 members. All the members are Swiss, in part due to the origins of the Red Cross in Geneva but also to establish neutrality so any countries in need can receive aid. The Committee meets in assembly 10 times each year to ensure that the ICRC fulfills its duties as the promoter of international humanitarian law and as the guardian of the Fundamental Principles of the Red Cross: humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity, and universality. You may visit ICRCs website at
Experiencing English 2 Unit 4 Calamities and Rescues Goal Checking On a scale of A to E, where A stands for very well, B for well, C for moderately well, D for not very well, and E for not at all, rate how well you have achieved the goals set at the beginning of this unit. A B C D E talk about traffic accidents A B C D E understand the two reading passages A B C D E use the new words and expressions A B C D E describe how an airplane crash takes place A B C D E use subject clauses A B C D E apply for holiday insurance A B C D E understand the introduction to the Red Cross If you have given yourself a C or lower rating on any of these goals, please: -visit the Experiencing English website for additional help. -review the section that you found difficult. -ask your teacher for extra help. -work with a peer or form a study group to reinforce your progress.