In recent years there have been a number of these:
tsunamis, tornadoes, hurricanes and big storms,
and they left the kind of damage which can be seen in these pictures,
After these catastrophes people have to face the difficult and very expensive task of rebuilding the damaged areas, villages, neighborhoods. But is it wise to rebuild at locations where these disasters are likely to occur in the future again and again? What should be done?
You are going to listen to a 4-minute NPR program entitled How And Where Should We Rebuild After Natural Disasters. In this program, a reporter and three experts discuss the issues.
First let’s prepare for the listening task .
In order to learn and practice some new words which you might need to complete the listening tasks go here , and have fun.
Next, find out about the task. At this location you will find the document that contains the first two tasks . Print the document. Read the document.
There is a third task. For this you will find the task sheet here. Print it. Listen to he report for the third time, and fill in the missing words.