New Zealand calls state of emergency over torrential flooding


Listening — Advanced Level
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Watch the video and answer the questions

  1. Who has been called in to help in the evacuation?

  2. How long has the heavy rain been falling in the area?

  3. What have rivers been turned to?

  4. What kind of a place is the Canterbury region?

  5. What has the flooding left some people?

  6. What happened to the hundreds of people?

  7. What have the authorities declared?


Practice your writing skills by discussing the questions below

  1. Have you experienced heavy flooding in your area? If yes, what did you and your family do?

  2. What is a state of emergency?

  3. Why is there a need for people to evacuate during flood?


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