Treating hurricanes like war zones hurts survivors

tdelaveau October 22, 2017

Task description & scene summary

Task description:
The students will have to complete phrases with the words pronounced in the video. They will have to spell them correctly to get the points.
Scene summary:
This video analyses how the medias treat natural disasters and draw comparisons that are depriving humans of responsibility.
Video length: 7 minutes 25 seconds
Student types:
Copyright license: Creative Commons Attribution License
First published: 2017-10-22, 23:16:42 (GMT+1)
About the author

KIERAN DONAGHY ABOUT ISLCOLLECTIVE VIDEO QUIZZES:

"iSLCollective Interactive Video Quizzes are highly engaging and motivating multimodal texts for English language students to learn vocabulary and improve their listening skills. They are the perfect complement to the creative and innovative lesson plans on Film English."

Kieran Donaghy,
Creator of FilmEnglish.com, a site with hundreds of high quality, free ESL/EFL lesson plans created around short films

Video quiz questions (printable)

1)

Fill the gap: This wartime approach gives news networks a ________________________ way to tell stories about things like major hurricanes.

2)

Fill the gap: [...] in a natural disaster story isn't actually a guy. - "It's Mother nature's ________________________

3)

Fill the gap: News networks use concepts like Mother nature because it gives audiences a clear ________________________ to blame for what's happening.

4)

Fill the gap: It's a nice ________________________ and it's easy because you can easily pick out the good guys and the bad guys.

5)

Fill the gap: In a lot of cases, human's choices explain why natural disaster ________________________ so catastrophic.

6)

Fill the gap: That's put tons of people and property in ________________________ way.

7)

Fill the gap: [...] which are supposed to ________________________ the mainland from storms like Irma [...]

8)

Fill the gap: And Florida Governor Rick Scott has banned government ________________________ from even [...]

9)

Fill the gap: [...] "humans versus nature" stories helps politicians shirk responsibility by ________________________ Mother Nature [...]

10)

Fill the gap: Caught on camera, a man seen ________________________ from a tanning store in the middle of Hurricane Harvey.

11)

Fill the gap: [...] for information, tend to ________________________ the threat of criminal activity [...]

12)

Fill the gap: Like in Katrina, when news reports identified black ________________________ as looters [...]

13)

Fill the gap: [...] authoritarian social control to ________________________ the idea that we need the cavalry [...]

14)

Fill the gap: [...] deploying military units to ________________________ situations, enforcing strict curfews [...]

15)

Fill the gap: [...] to actually saving people because of this ________________________ that people are dangerous.

16)

Fill the gap: [...] to look for an easy ________________________ whether it be looters or Mother Nature.

About the author

KIERAN DONAGHY ABOUT ISLCOLLECTIVE VIDEO QUIZZES:

"iSLCollective Interactive Video Quizzes are highly engaging and motivating multimodal texts for English language students to learn vocabulary and improve their listening skills. They are the perfect complement to the creative and innovative lesson plans on Film English."

Kieran Donaghy,
Creator of FilmEnglish.com, a site with hundreds of high quality, free ESL/EFL lesson plans created around short films

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