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Thursday 16th October 2014

Keywords

Nepal | Tourism | Trekking | Disaster | Weather | Extreme weather

Watch the video and read the BBC article about a trekking disaster in Nepal.


1.    How many hikers are missing?
2.    Where were they hiking?
3.    What two reasons are given for why many tourists visit the mountains in October?
4.    What has been suggested as the cause of the blizzards?
5.    List two major effects of the blizzards.
6.    How many people have been rescued?
7.    How many people have died?
8.    Which countries are involved in the tragedy?
9.    What has been the response of the authorities?
10.    Using your answers to the above questions, tweet a summary of the tragedy.

 


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