Earthquake in China – level 2

11-08-2014 15:00

There was a strong earthquake in China last Sunday. A woman’s house collapsed and buried her for 50 hours under it. It took people six hours to rescue her. She is now in hospital. Her condition is stable.

A three-year-old boy was found stuck underneath a sofa of a destroyed house. The rescue operation went slowly. There was not much space and a heavy beam lay on the sofa. However, people saved the boy and sent him to hospital.

Difficult words: earthquake (when the ground shakes), collapse (fall down), rescue operation (plan to help people who are hurt), beam (long heavy piece of wood or metal).

You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.

Have you ever experienced an eqrthquake?

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