English Daily Workout: News Video and Comprehension Quiz on "Danger of Japan's Nuclear Plants"

News Video and Comprehension Quiz on "Danger of Japan's Nuclear Plants"



In this lesson we are going to:
  • Learn some vocabulary
  • Pratice listening skills by watching a Newsy Video on a debate about the danger of Japan's Nuclear Plants and

  • Work on a true/false quiz to check understanding 


 Vocabulary focus
These are some of the phrases you will hear in the video:
(remember you can double-click on any word and a message with its definition will pop up)

nuclear power plant -- cooling system -- declare a nuclear emergency -- evacuate their homes -- operated by Tokyo Electric Power -- nearby turbine building -- radioactive leak -- to cool down the Fukushima reactor-- restore power to the plant -- the possibility of some sort of core meltdown -- a string of volcanic islands -- US Air Force planes brought coolant -- release radioactive vapor to decrease pressure.



According to these phrases what seems to be the key issue with Japan's Nuclear Plants?

Now, let's watch the video:







Answer: 
The cooling systems of some nuclear plants have failed, part of the reactors could consequently  melt down and release radioactive substances. 






Read the transcript here to check your answers.


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