A strong earthquake in the mountains of south west China on Sunday destroyed 12,000 houses, buried roads and killed at least 367 people.
The magnitude-6.1 quake happened at 4:30 p.m on the border between Yunnan and Sichuan provinces. Ma Liya, a local, said the streets looked like a “battlefield after bombardment” after the earthquake. People rushed out, houses were destroyed, and roads, electricity and communications were all cut off.
Governments attach great importance to this disaster. They are sparing no effort to help the people there. More than 2,500 armies have been sent to the area. The Red Cross Society of China have provided many quilts, jackets and tents for those people who were made homeless by the quake. While Red Cross branches in Hong Kong, Macau and neighboring Sichuan province have also sent lots of useful things there. Rescue teams are there. "There are countless people waiting to be rescued and rescue teams were clearing the roads with their hands" said Mao Lihui, a volunteer on one of the rescue teams. The White House is also ready to help.
Chinese state broadcaster CCTV said it was the strongest quake for 14 years in there. In 1970, a magnitude 7.7 quake in Yunnan killed at least 15,000 people. A quake in Sichuan in 2008 killed almost 70,000 people.
( ) 1.Where did the earthquake happen?
A. In the mountains of north west China.
B. On the border between Yunnan and Sichuan provinces.
C. In Lijiang, Yunnan Province.
D. In Wengchuan, Sichuan Province.
( ) 2. What did Ma Liya suggest when she said the streets looked like a "battlefield after
A. There was a war in the street.
B. The street was very quiet.
C. The street was in a horrid mess.
D. There were so many people in the street.
( ) 3. What didn’t people do after the earthquake?
A. Government sent armies there.
B. The Red Cross took lots of things there.
C. While Red Cross branches in Hong Kong, Macau and neighboring Sichuan province offered many things.
D. The White House was there for help.
( ) 4. According to the passage, there isn’t any earthquake in China in _________.
A. 1970 B.1990 C. 2008 D. 2014
( ) 5. Which is the the best title for this passage?
A. A strong earthquake hit China’s Yunnan Province
B. China’s strongest earthquake
C. The strongest earthquake in the world
D. People were made homeless by a earthquake in China
1.Governments attach great importance to this disaster. They are sparing no effort to help the people there. 政府高度重视此次灾难。他们正在不遗余力地展开救援工作。
2.The Red Cross Society of China took quilts, jackets and tents for those people who were made homeless by the quake. 中国红十字会给在地震中失去家园的人们带去棉被，衣服和帐篷。
3."There are countless people waiting to be rescued and rescue teams were clearing the roads with their hands" said Mao Lihui, a volunteer on one of the rescue teams. 一支救援队伍的志愿者说：“需要帮助的人们无法计数，救援队伍正在用他们的双手清理道路。”
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