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Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Air pollution in China - video lesson 12

Recently the levels of air pollution in Beijing have been dangerously high.

Watch this short video (two minutes) about smog in China, then answer the following questions:
1) Hospital admissions went up by how much over the weekend?
2) What are the long-term health problems of smog?
3) China burns how much of the world's coal?
4) How many cars are there in Beijing?
5) What does the reporter say about the smog?:
   ''You can .............. it, you can ............... it, and you can ............ it.''



Answers below!



ANSWERS!


1) 30%
2) Asthma, respiratory problems, stroke, heart disease, cancer
3) Half of it
4) Five million
5) You can see it, you can smell it, and you can taste it.

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