Solutions for: App 428 / Language in Use: Natural Disasters

Practise your English skills and let's talk about natural disasters!
At school we were __________ a project on natural disasters recently.

Solution:
doing
Last year there ______ a flood in my home town.

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was
I talked about the flood ______ my presentation.

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during
I talked about my neighbours ______ were effected badly by it.

Solution:
who
My friend Lisa ______ her presentation on wildfires.

Solution:
did
She was in Portugal last summer ______ a wildfire broke out.

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when
She and her family were ______ escape just in time.

Solution:
able to
They ______ just having lunch when they noticed the fire coming nearer and nearer.

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were
Luckily the fire ______ extinguished successfully and nobody was injured.

Solution:
was
If my sister goes to the USA for her university course, she ______ have to learn about hurricanes, too.

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will
Hurricanes and tsunamis have been a problem in that region ______ quite some time.

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for
Two other interesting presentations ______ about earthquakes.

Solution:
were
When there is an earthquake at school, Japanese students are not ______ leave the classroom. They have to take shelter under their desks.

Solution:
allowed to
In many poorer countries houses were not ______ to withstand natural disasters, like earthquakes and floods.

Solution:
built
A natural disaster is horrible everywhere but even ______ for people in poorer countries.

Solution:
worse