South Koreans missing in Nepal avalanche


An avalanche (n) = a mass of snow, ice, and rocks falling rapidly down a mountainside.


Avalanches are natural disasters that can be caused by many things. For example, new snow or rain can lead to a build up (= increase in amount) of snow which then loosens and falls down the side of a mountain. Earthquakes and the movement of animals have also been known to cause avalanches.


Read the seven short answer questions below. I have highlighted keywords for you, and then read the article about a recent avalanche in the Annapurna area of the Himalaya mountains.


What was the weather like on Friday?

When was the rescue team sent to the area?

What is waiting on standby, ready to assist in the search?

What does Annapurna have that is higher than Everest?

Who were the four South Koreans working with?

What will be sent to Annapurna from South Korea?

What caused 40 deaths in 2014?

When you are ready, enter your answers and get a score. Make sure to READ the INSTRUCTIONS.


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