Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.

by Bruce Lee

lunes, 27 de abril de 2015

Natural disaster: Earthquake in Nepal

Listening exercise to do and vocabulary to learn: Monuments in Nepal reopen

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9 comentarios:


    Nepal is a tiny country situated in the east of Asia, between China (in the north) and India (in the south). Its geography is mostly mountainous and the highest mountain is the Everest. The capital city is Kathmandu and the country is well known for its Buddhist temples.

    Recently, Nepal has suffered a natural disaster: a 7.8 magnitude earthquake which has devastated the whole country and some places in Bangladesh, India and Tibet. At least 5,000 people has died.

    Now, humanitarian help is arriving to the country to save the population. They have lost their houses and I really want to call the attention of those people who are reading this writing and try to transmit that we have to be aware of the situation. There is a campaign to collect money for charity. You can send a text message to 38080 and you will donate 4€ for this good cause.

    Furthermore, we have to remember that something similar took place in India, Nepal and Tibet, approximately four years ago. So I ask myself: is that area likely to originate earthquakes? I think that there is a scientific answer and earthquakes are originated because tectonic plates clash in a certain period of time.

    Thanks to technology we could watch videos of the moment of the earthquake and some shelters have been built therefore people will be able to rest and recover from this nightmare.

    María Béjar Rodríguez 3º ESO A

  2. This is a very big disaster, a earthquake of 7.8 magnitude a lot of famous buildings are now distroyed by earthquake.

    Spain has sent to Nepal firemen and resources, all countries are traying to sent resources, the world is sympathyzed with Nepal.

    The latest official death list from the earthquake that Saturday, devastated many areas of Nepal exceeded 7,000 deaths and the injured reached 14,000, although it is estimated. These data is far from the total of victims, the effects of the earthquake is unknown in remote areas of the Himalaya

  3. Nepal is a small country situated in the east of Asia .

    Recently there was a earthquake of 7.8 magnitude in the country and many people has died .
    Many of buildings are destroyed by the earthquake , the people of nepal weren't warning of the earthquake on time.

    All of them has lost their houses , items , belongings . Everything was reduced to ruins .Now, humanitarian help is arriving to the country to save the population.

    Yesterday there were 35 Spanish missing , but today there are 21 Spanish missing , to many people work to find missing persons and to many countries of the world send money to Nepal .

  4. The happened in Nepal is a disgrace. In a small country situated in the east of Asia happened a disgrace of a earthquake of 7.8 degrees, is the most serious in eighty years. More of ten thousand of people died, and more of fourteen wounded in whole country. A thousand of them European people. About four thousand of people can be under the rubble, and the destruction of six hundred thousand house.

    The ONU think eight of the twenty-eight millions of people of Nepal have been affected. Unicef said the children´s life "hanging by a thread".

    The fear, the lack of resources, of roof, of food and water, and the risk of disease, wear too many people of Katmandú to out of Nepal to other country.


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  6. Nepal is a Himalayan country which lies between Tibet, the Republic of China to the north and India to the south. It’s one of the richest countries in terms of bio-diversity, ranging from the mighty Himalayas with Mount Everest at 8,848 m and seven other eight thousanders to sub-tropical forests in the south, within a span of 150 kms. Nepal, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, boasts of a large number of world heritage sites and numerous pilgrimage sites to jungles teeming with exotic wildlife.

    However, a week ago Nepal suffered one of the worst disasters this year, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake, which has caused five thousand deaths in the country. Moreover it has devastated the whole country.

    A lot of humanitarian charities are helping all the survivors of this earthquake at this moment. We also have to take into account that the 50% of Nepalese people are children, so it means that they would have more problems to help them. In our school, we are doing a donation to help Nepalese people, we donate 3€ and we can have a photo of Nepal.

    In my opinion, it has caused more damage because of the poverty of the country, so they need more help than ever to survive, because the conditions are inhuman. There were some Spanish in Nepal, and they have all returned back, except one person, who unfortunately died. We have to thank everyone who have helped.

  7. What has happened in Kathmandu (Nepal) is terrible. There has been more than 1500 deaths and nearly 5000 wounded. The earthquake was 7.9 degrees in that country since 1934. It also affected India (30 dead), in Tibet (12 deaths) and an avalanche on Everest (10 mountaineers).

    We can help donating money for the damages, go to an ONG, ordering them meal, to send the army to help the relatives of deceased persons to be in charge architects little by little to reconstruct the buildings..etc.

    It we all collaborate although it's with very small, little by little Katmandú will be the people than was again.


    Alba Arenas López 3ºA

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  9. Nowadays there are lots of natural disasters which humans cannot stop or prevent. The only thing we can do is to try to solve the problem. There are many things, and some are more dangerous and harmful than others. Some of them have been well known because for their importance.

    On the one hand, there have been many events of this kind of disasters. Some of them are still remembered because they caused great damage. For example the earthquake and the subsequent tsunami that happened in Japan in 2011. Not only in Japan, because in some other countries also they felt the tremor. This disaster had such a big impact that it has been shown in some films. Besides, in 2015, Nepal suffered another earthquake. And as in most tremors, there was a lot of damage and a lot of people died.

    Nevertheless, there are more natural disasters which also cause a lot of damage. For example, a hurricane. They are very common in America and in some Asian countries. This consists of a tropical cyclone of strong winds accompanied by heavy rains and thunderstorms. It can cause tornadoes, landslides and high waves.Consequently, there are important floods, damage to structures and buildings, tree collapses, energy cutoffs, and the loss of many people.

    On the whole, there are many things like that which humans cannot do anything because they don't depend on us. It is true, that they are more damaging in Third World countries because they don’t live in the best conditions, so, the damages are more prominent. I think that in these situations the best thing that we can do is help others