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Warships sent to combat bushfires Over 200 homes already destroyed

2020.01.15
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BUSHFIRES are still raging in many areas around Australia (澳洲), and have destroyed more than 200 houses in the coastal region. At least 43 houses have been burnt down in East Gippsland, Victoria; and about 200 houses are destroyed in New South Wales (NSW). At least three people have died, and the Australian navy has sent out warships and helicopters to the affected areas.

Because Australia is currently suffering from a heat-wave of over 40 degrees Celsius, a bad drought and strong winds,the bushfires in eastern Australia have been especially intense.Although NSW is suffering the most, Victoria is also hurting because it faces both fires from NSW and those starting from within. The two warships that have been sent are the HMAS Choules and MV Sycamore, but they took 72 and 48 hours to arrive respectively.

 (This article is published on Goodies on 15 January 2020)

 


1. coastal (adj)
    沿岸的

2. heat-wave (n)
    熱浪

3. navy (n)
    海軍

4. drought (n)
    旱災





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  1. How many houses in NSW were destroyed?
    A. Around 43
    B. About 200
    C. At least 1,000

  2. What temperature is the heat-wave?
    A. 100 degrees Celsius
    B. 40 degrees Fahrenheit
    C. 40 degrees Celsius

  3. Which two warships were sent out?
    A. HMAS Choules and MV Sycamore
    B. USS Reagan and USS Washington
    C. USS Choules and USS Sycamore

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