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Task Description
Basic Listening Comprehension. Listen to the facts about the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and answer the gap-fill and multiple choice questions.
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Scene summary
This is an information video about facts you may not know regarding the earthquake and tsunami that struck northern Japan in 2011. There is also footage of the earthquake and tsunami as they struck.
Video length
6 minutes 48 seconds
Video genre
Lectures (e.g. TED talks)
Language goals
Listening comprehension
Other pedagogical goals
The above lesson is a great teaching resource for:Intermediate (B1), Pre-intermediate (A2), Advanced (C1)
Student type
This resource is intended for:High schoolers, Adults
High schoolers
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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 APEnglish under the iSLCollective Copyright License.
Published 12/03/2019
Video quiz questions (printable)
1. Choose the correct options.
What time did the earthquake happen?
2. Choose the correct options.
How many people are still reported missing?
more than 22,500 people
more than 1,500 people
more than 12,500 people
more than 2,500 people
3. Fill the gap.
The tsunami waves reached run-up heights - that's how far a wave surges inland above sea level - of up to 128or 39 meters.
4. Fill the gap.
Only 58% of people headed forground immediately after the earthquake.
5. Fill the gap.
Japanese boxes, ships, and countless household items haveon U.S. and Canadian shores in the years since then.
6. Fill the gap.
The jolt caused by the quakeJapan's main island of Honshu eastward by 8 feet or 2.4 meters.
7. Fill the gap.
The earthquake redistributed so much mass that it shifted theoff its axis of rotation by somewhere between 4 and 10 inches.
8. Choose the correct options.
How many aftershocks hit Japan in the year following the earthquake?
more than 5,000
more than 4,000
more than 3,000
more than 2,000
9. Fill the gap.
Japan is now 18 feetto the United States as a result of the quake.
10. Fill the gap.
The cost to the world's back is an estimated 235 billion dollars making it the costliest natural disaster in theof the world.
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