Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Airshow crash
(Level: intermediate to upper-intermediate / B1 to B2 / ** to ***)

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Before watching:

A jet crashed onto a road during an airshow in Shoreham-by-Sea in Sussex, England. 

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You are going to watch a BBC report focusing on that event.

The following words could be useful:
a display:an event at which something is shown to impress or entertain people    spectacle / manifestation 

A Harrier
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the casualties: people hurt or killed (during an accident...)        victimes   
the coroner: the person whose job is to find out the cause of death when people die  in ways that are violent or sudden       médecin légiste   
the aftermath: consequence / result       conséquences / suites    
to be set alight: to be set on fire     être incendié     
to be in one's early stage(s): to have only recently started       être au stade initial / être au début 

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While watching:

Answer the following question:

What do you know about...
- the event as such? (What happened?)
the consequences (of what happened)?

You can also watch the report on the BBC website: click HERE

When you are finished, you can check your answers:

- Un avion s'est écrasé sur une route très fréquentée lors d'un meeting aérien dans le Sussex. 

- 7 personnes (au moins) sont mortes / le pilote est dans un état critique  

(+ annulation du meeting / dégâts importants / route fermée plusieurs jours pour les devoirs de l'enquête..) 

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