Presentation on theme: "Tangshan Earthquake 35 years sorrow. In Wenchuan Earthquake, 69,000 people were killed and 374,000 were injured. Millions of houses fell down and were."— Presentation transcript:
A Night The Earth Didnt Sleep Place: Time: the city of Tangshan, Hebei 3:42am, July 28, 1976 Para.(___) Para.(___) 1 2&3 4 great destruction strange signs rescue work
Great destruction (Para.2 &3) *Hard hills of rock became __________ *Two thirds of the people died or___________. *__________ cut across houses, roads and canals. *In 15 terrible seconds a large city __________. *75% of its factories and buildings …________. *Two dams _____ and most bridges also _______. *The railway tracks were _______ pieces of steel. It seemed as if the world was at an end ! rivers of dirt. lay in ruins were injured were gone fell useless A huge crack fell *Animals: __________________________.
75% of its factories and buildings and 90% of its homes were gone (para.3). The buildings and houses _________________. lay in ruins\ were destroyed ?
In the countryside: In the city: well…gas…animals…lights…sound… The water pipes cracked and burst. strange signs...thought little of … sleep as usual... Small events can foretell big events. big events
When the earthquake happened, how did the people in Tangshan feel? Everywhere they looked nearly everything was destroyed. How could the survivors believe it was natural? People began to wonder how long the disaster would last.
A survivor's story I saw the entire city __________and the dead lay here and there. Survivors including people who were _________ were digging through the rubble to look for their family members. The earthquake had also _________ communication between Tangshan and the outside world. The wells were _______. We could hardly get water. It appeared that the end of the world came. No one cried. It was so big and so many people died that the streets were all piled up with deaths. It was hard for people to believe the extreme suffering. People didn't even think to cry." one survivor told the New York Times. lying in ruins destroyed injured useless It seemed as if the world was at an end. useless lie in ruins injured destroy as if hopeless
hopeless? hopeful ! rescue work (para.4) Not all hope was lost. All hope was not lost Who came to help? What did they do? Where there is life, there is hope!
earthquake, lie in ruins, destroy, injure, useless, it seemed as if…, at an end, hopeless, rescue, hopeful The city began to breathe again! Why did the writer say the city began to breathe again? Has the city ever stopped breathing? B: Yes … A:... B:... A:
Today Tangshan city is known as "Brave City of China."
Homework 1. Read the text & Review the words and expressions about the destruction. 2. Find more information from www.answers.com/ topic/1976Tangshanearthquake