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Venice is Flooded - Natural Disaster Vocabulary

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Task Description
Listening exercise to be used with a lesson on Natural Disasters. Listen to the news report and fill in the gaps with the missing words.
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Scene summary
The mayor of Venice is blaming climate change for floods overwhelming the city which millions of tourists visit every year. More than 85 percent of its historic squares and streets are under water and the damage sustained is thought to amount to hundreds of millions of dollars. Residents are also saying that the city never finished constructing the flood barriers which were supposed to protect it.
Video length
1 minute 24 seconds
Video genre
Documentaries
Language goals
listening
Listening comprehension
General topic
Level
The above lesson is a great teaching resource for:Intermediate (B1), Upper-intermediate (B2), Advanced (C1)
Student type
This resource is intended for:Adults
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This resource does not contain any images, words or ideas that would upset a reasonable person in any culture.
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This resource is licensed by BlackbirdSarah under the iSLCollective Copyright License.
Upload date
3/11/2021
Video quiz questions (printable)
1. Fill the gap.
Streets and canalsas the second highest tide ever recorded swept through Venice on Tuesday.
2. Fill the gap.
, most tourists took to touring the city onbut some chose to swim through Saint Mark's Square
3. Fill the gap.
As waters hit 1.87 meters high, the highest in half a century,sounded.
4. Fill the gap.
For residents, the effects are
5. Fill the gap.
Meanwhile much-neededdesigned to prevent floods remain unfinished
6. Fill the gap.
The project, started in 2003, has been
7. Fill the gap.
costs and corruption scandals and Venetians are demanding progress.
8. Fill the gap.
There are concerns that this flood is thewarning yet that the city is drowning.
Vocabulary list
gangplanks
things put between a boat or ship and the land, so that people can get on and off
soaring
rising very quickly
undaunted
still determined and enthusiastic, despite problems
dogged by delays
slowed down due to problems
sirens
loud sounds which warn people of danger
offshore barriers
something like walls or fences located in the sea to protect the land from flooding
merged
combined together
stark
simple, clear, obvious
devastating
very serious and destructive
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