Read the following news story. To complete the
story choose the best alternative from the menus. Use each
expression only once. Then
check the answers.
HOW COULD THIS HAPPEN?
Chernobyl's Nuclear Reactor No. 4 blew up at 1.24 am on April 26, 1986.
that night none of the
local villagers had dreamt there was any danger from the power plant, and eventhe
explosion they did not realise how serious the situation was. 'We decided to
carry on as normal', says Petr Remezenko. 'we
a cloud of radioactive dust
was spreading over Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe, the Remezenko
family were digging potatoes in their garden, almost in the shadow of the
However, the authorities
started to evacuate the entire area within a radius of 30 km of the plant.
Families were asked to take in evacuees
could be found for them.
urgent plans were made to build replacement homes.
The number of people who died
as a result of the accident was
very small, but who
knows what the long-term effects on present and future generations will be?
Time expressions (II)
ACTIVITY 219: Complete
these sentences with the best alternative (AT, IN, ON or nothing at
all) from the menus.
stands for 'nothing at all'.Then
check the answers.
The volcano Vesuvius erupted one day 79 AD, burying the town of Pompeii.
Many fires happen night when people are
asleep. 1666 the Great Fire of London
began in a baker's shop 2 September, early the morning.
every winter the 1980s careless
skiers caused avalanches in the Alps.
We will review emergency procedures our
annual meeting the autumn.
this year the meeting will be October, the first or second Tuesday of the month, 10 o'clock.
There were heavy storms the weekend. lunchtime Saturday a tree in
my garden was blown down. Then last
night my roof started leaking !!
wartime, there is often an
Christmas and other religious holidays.
Ambulance drivers should get a pay rise
the beginning of May next year.
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