Vocabulary: Global Problems

In this episode from Perfect English Podcast, you will learn vocabulary you can use to describe and talk about global problems from disasters and verbs you can use with disasters to people who are involved in disasters. Listen to the podcast and take the quiz to check your understanding and retain the information you learn in this episode.

Perfect English Podcast Episode 55 – Vocabulary: Global Problems Audio Podcast

Perfect English Podcast Episode 55 – Vocabulary: Global Problems Quiz

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Which diseases are these?

One you can get from an animal bite.

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What type of disaster is this sentence about?

People had boarded up shops and houses during the day before, and stayed indoors.

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Millions are ______ as a result of the famine.

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What type of disaster is this sentence about?

People had to stay on the upper floors and sometimes on the roofs of their homes.

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What type of disaster is this sentence about?

The lava flow destroyed three villages.

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Which diseases are these?

One you can get by drinking infected water.

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What type of disaster is this sentence about?

The aftershock struck at 3.35 pm local time.

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Another 50 people died today, all________ of the famine.

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The number of economic _________ entering the country each year has increased sharply.

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volcano has ________ in Indonesia.

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The ________ and _________ were left lying on the battlefield; it was a disgrace.

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A: Were there any ________ when the ship sank? B: I’m afraid not.

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It was the worst road accident the country has ever seen, with over 120 _________.

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Which diseases are these?

One caused by a virus which destroys the body’s immune system.

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What type of disaster is this sentence about?

Witnesses said they saw a fireball fall out of the sky.

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Over 5 million ________ have fled the war and are seeking shelter in neighboring countries.

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The flu epidemic _______ rapidly throughout the country.

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Civil war has _______ in the north of the country.

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What type of disaster is this sentence about?

They quite often happen in this area of the mountains and it can take some time for the roads to be cleared, especially if trees have been brought down too.

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Which diseases are these?

One that can be caused by a mosquito bite.

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What type of disaster is this sentence about?

Gunfire could be heard all over the town.

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What type of disaster is this sentence about?

The earth is cracked and vegetation has dried up.

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Perfect English Podcast Episode 55 - Vocabulary: Global Problems Quiz
Perfect English Podcast Episode 55 - Vocabulary: Global Problems Quiz

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