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Student’s Worksheet 1 Exam Roundup – Unit 5

Warm-up Work with a partner. Look at the words in the table and decide which natural disasters they can accompany. You can use the words for more than one category.

rain, smoke, snow, waves, wind, tremors, ash, lightning, lava, thunder, hail, fire, rubble tornado




volcanic eruption


Task 1

Look back at the natural phenomena in the warm-up task and discuss the following issues.

1. Which of the natural phenomena in the table can appear in the place where you live? 2. Which of them do you consider to be the most and the least dangerous. Why? 3. What can an ordinary person do to help people affected by the disasters? Name at least three things. Task 2

POZIOM PODSTAWOWY Read three texts about the natural disasters below and then match the disasters with Questions 1–4. One disaster matches two questions.



Six climbers were trapped in their tent under the snow yesterday when an ava lanche came down Mount Blanc. The people were preparing to climb the mountain the next morning. They had food and equipm ent, and their tent had some special protect ion, so there is a large chance that they are still alive and don’t have any serious inju ries. A rescue team with a sniffer dog was sent to the location of the disaster, but it was difficult to get there, because the snow blocked the way.

Which place would most need the help of someone who: 1. has medical training? 2. knows how to fix problems with electric power? 3. can ski very well? 4. owns a bus?

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A powerful earthquake ca used a lot of damage in the city of Tripoli in so uthern Greece. Some of the buildings located near the centre of the quake were completely destroy ed. The people living there died or were trapp ed under the rubble. They were sleeping when the tremors started, so they didn’t have enough time to escape. A large number of people are se riously injured and need immediate help from do ctors and nurses. There are also problems with food, water and shelter for the victims, that’s wh y other countries started sending supplies to Gree ce. C

Ten people w ere injured af ter a tornado suddenly struck in the north-w estern part of Poland and devastated abo ut 100 houses and a large par t of a forest. Th e people who survived the dis aster say that th ey even saw a car which was flying with pas sengers inside, but fortunately nobody was h urt after it landed. Strong winds damaged power lines and most of th e houses have no electricity. The fallen tree s still block rail ways in many places, so the tr ains cannot ente r or leave the devastated area .



Student’s Worksheet 2 Exam Roundup – Unit 5 Task 3

The following words come from the texts in Task 2. Look back at the texts and choose the correct definition for each of them.

1. trapped

A. caught somewhere and not able to leave the place

4. shelter

B. a place where you can stay when you need protection

B. lost and not able to find the way 5. to escape

A. scared

2. injured

B. hurt

A. to run away B. to close a window

A. a person who is disappointed because (s)he was not successful

3. victim

A. a place where you can learn how to help people

6. to devastate

A. to create B. to destroy

B. a person who suffers because something bad happened

Task 4

Read the letter below. The author of the letter took part in a rescue operation after one of the disasters from Task 2. Decide which disaster the letter refers to. Then complete the gaps with the verbs in brackets in either the Past Simple or Past Continuous tense.

Hi Jack, You won’t believe what ………………… (happen) to me yesterday. There was an avalanche in the mountains and some climbers …………………… (need) help. I know the mountains really well and I am one of the best skiers in my town, so the rescue team …………………… (ask) me to help them. Of course I …………………… (agree). We …………………… (look for) the missing people for more than 6 hours, but we finally …………………… (find) them! They …………………… (try) to get out and we …………………… (hear) them shouting for help. It was all really exciting, but also stressful. And how are things with you? Best wishes, Tim

Task 5

POZIOM ROZSZERZONY Choose one of the other two disasters from Task 2. Read the instructions below and write a letter to a friend.

Miejsce, w którym przebywałeś/aś na wakacjach, nawiedziła klęska żywiołowa. Na szczęście Tobie i Twoim znajomym nic się nie stało. Postanowiliście pomóc mieszkańcom dotkniętym przez zniszczenia. Napisz list do kolegi/koleżanki, w którym: • opiszesz zniszczenia, jakich dokonał żywioł; • opiszesz sposób, w jaki Ty i Twoi znajomi pomagaliście mieszkańcom; • zapytasz, czy kolega/koleżanka brał/a kiedykolwiek udział w podobnym wydarzeniu. Podpisz się jako XYZ. Postaraj się rozwinąć swoją wypowiedź w każdym z trzech podpunktów. Pamiętaj, że długość listu powinna wynosić od 50 do 100 słów. © Macmillan Polska 2014


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