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AN EARTHQUAKE IN LOS ANGELES

In pairs:

1)                   Study the earthquake trace and the 13 labels

2)                   Place the labels at the most appropriate places on the earthquake trace by using the correct number from each box

3)                   Explain why you put each of the labels where you did

1.       The city breathes a sigh of relief

2.       Buildings collapse in downtown Los Angeles

3.       The price of water and electricity goes up

4.       The rural area around Los Angeles is unusually quiet - there is no noise from birds and animals

5.       A baseball stadium full of people starts to crack, people are injured as a stampede starts

6.       Mrs. Lotham falls to her death as the stairs in her house collapse

7.       The millionaire, J. R. Bannister, is very upset as his very expensive Ming vase smashes

8.       Emergency services are put on red alert

9. Fires break out in a subway

10. Mr. Lee, a television store owner, loses a lot of stock due to looting

11. A headteacher alerts her staff in San Jose primary school to put the earthquake drill into practice

12. Mrs. Williams persuades her children to shelter under a table in case they are injured by falling walls

13. Burglar alarms go off all over the city

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