Actueel lesmateriaal voor lesmethodes Engels van Malmberg

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vrijdag 25 mei 2018

A Sinking Feeling

A sinkhole has been spotted on the White House lawn. But what causes sinkholes?

Read the following words and phrases and their definitions.
  • to be beyond help - to be at a point where nothing can be done to make things better
  • bedrock - the solid rock that lies under the surface of the ground
  • worn away by erosion - gradually destroyed by natural forces
  • limestone - a whitish-coloured rock
  • susceptible - easily affected, influenced or harmed by something
  • cracks and crevices - a narrow openings in a hard surface, especially in rock
  • pumice - a gray stone that comes from volcanoes and is full of small holes
  • to erode - to be gradually destroyed by natural forces such as water, wind or ice
  • sewer pipes - pipes that are usually underground and that are used to carry off water and such
  • in the blink of an eye - very quickly
  • to detect - to discover or notice
First read the assignment. Next watch the video. Take notes to help you do the assignment.

  1. How do sinkholes form? Explain in your own words.

  2. Why do sinkholes often form in places that are built mostly on limestone?

  3. Do sinkholes always form as a result of natural causes? Explain your answer.

  4. In which country can the most famous sinkhole be found?

  5. What can people do to avoid sinkholes?

  6. What crazy natural disaster are you afraid of?