Tsunami in Japan

Tsunami in Japan

Level 1:

This news is from last Tuesday. There is an earthquake. It is strong. The earthquake starts a tsunami. The tsunami hits Japan. Nobody dies. Two people are a little bit injured.

The tsunami hits near Fukushima. There is a nuclear power plant there. A big tsunami hit the plant in 2011.

Difficult words: earthquake (when the earth moves), injured (if you are injured, you have a problem with your body), power plant (a big building which makes electricity).

Level 2:

Last Tuesday, there was a 7.4 magnitude earthquake. It triggered a tsunami which hit Japan near Fukushima. Nobody died, and only two people were injured a little.

Fukushima is home to the nuclear power plant which a big tsunami hit in 2011.

Difficult words: magnitude (power; strength), trigger (start; make).

Level 3:

Last Tuesday, an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.4 triggered a tsunami. The tsunami struck the coast of Japan near Fukushima, a home to a nuclear power plant that a huge 2011 tsunami destroyed.

As of now, there are no reports of fatalities, and only two people were injured a little bit. A government spokesman said that the tsunami warning has been downgraded.

Difficult words: huge (very big), fatality (a death), downgrade (reduce to a lower level).

 

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