Notre E-prof de soutien scolaire en ligne vous propose ce cours d'anglais spécial terminale sur Hurricane Harvey, thématiques Places and Forms of Power et The Idea of Progress. Une révision bac anglais d'actualité.

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Hurricane Harvey is the worst rainfall disaster in US history

Some climatologists say Harvey is the worst rainfall event in the country's history

Vocabulary to help you understand:

Find the following words or structures in the text. The corrections follow.
(Trouve les expressions suivantes dans le texte. Tout est en ordre!)

  1. L’ouragan Harvey a frappé
  2. Frapper les villes (différent de question 1)
  3. La tempête tropicale
  4. A tué
  5. Les pluies battantes
  6. Brisant le record
  7. Au moins 100 personnes ont cherché refuge
  8. Un record de pluie
  9. Les équipes de sauvetage
  10. Les bénévoles aident à sauver les résidents
  11. Les bénévoles déchargent un des 35 chiens
  12. Jusqu’à ce qu’ils soient réunis avec leurs familles
  13. Les gens font la queue pour acheter des produits alimentaires
  14. L’eau des réservoirs Addicks inonde les environs
  15. Des articles donnés/ des dons
  16. Des milliers de personnes travaillent pour aider les victimes de la tempête
  17. Quand une chaussure est-elle plus qu’une chaussure ?
  18. Une paire de chaussures à talons aiguilles très hauts
  19. Cela devient un symbole
  20. Ce président continue à définir son comportement et celui de sa famille comme ‘approprié’
  21. Une affirmation extraordinaire et choquante de Trump
  22. Nous avons eu des tempêtes plus fortes que cela
  23. Si on retourne aux années 30 et 40

 

On Friday, August 25, Hurricane Harvey hit Corpus Christi, Texas, and then continued on to batter cities and towns along the Gulf of Mexico.

Since then, the tropical storm has killed at least 41 people, damaged or destroyed approximately 20,000 homes and displaced tens of thousands of people. Winds have topped 130mph (miles per hour) and downpours reached up to four inches per hour.

On August 30, a rain gauge near Cedar Bayou, Texas, measured 51.88 inches of rainfall, breaking the record for the continental United States set in 1978.

Places and Forms of Power : Hurricane Harvey

Now some witnesses’ statements and photos from the social networks: Facebook, Twitter.
People tell their experience:

 Hundreds of people evacuated #Harvey to the Bob Bower Civic Center in Port Arthur.

 The Idea of Progress; hurricane Harvey

  • The Bowers Civic Center, where at least 100 people had sought shelter after their homes flooded. Early on Wednesday morning they had to be evacuated!

Here you have a video of the situation in Port Arthur

 

 Harvey Weakens Over Louisiana As Houston Copes With Record Rainfall

  • On 30th August 2017 at 5:52 am Harvey Weakens Over Louisiana As Houston Copes With Record Rainfall

Rescue workers and volunteers help to rescue residents of an apartment complex after it was inundated with water following Hurricane Harvey on Wednesday in Houston, Texas.

 

 Volunteers unload one of 35 dogs flown from Texas shelters to make space for petsVolunteers unload one of 35 dogs flown from Texas shelters to make space for pets rescued in the Hurricane Harvey aftermath at Boeing Field in Seattle. Dogs are being transferred to Seattle-area shelters so animals displaced from the flooding can be cared for in Texas until they can be reunited with their families there.

People wait to buy groceries at a Food Town during the aftermath of Hurricane HarveyPeople wait in line to buy groceries at a Food Town during the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas. More than 30,000 people are currently in more than 230 shelters, the Federal Emergency Management Agency says.

 

 floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey rise on Tuesday in HoustonWater from Addicks Reservoir flows into neighborhoods as floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey rise on Tuesday in Houston. Harvey dumped nearly 52 inches of rain at one location east of Houston, the National Weather Service said.
organize the items donated for Hurricane Harvey victims on Tuesday in Dallas, TexasDonated items sit in a loading dock as volunteers works to organize the items donated for Hurricane Harvey victims on Tuesday in Dallas, Texas. This storm has also shown the resilience of Texans- thousands of volunteers have been working to help storm victims.

 

Trump’s response to the disaster:

Question: When is a shoe not just a shoe?

Answer: When it is a pair of very high, needle-thin heels worn by the first lady of the United States on her way to the site of a natural disaster.

Hurricane Harvey, President Trump and First Lady, Melania Trump boarding Air Force One

President Trump and First Lady, Melania Trump boarding Air Force One

(President Trump and First Lady, Melania Trump boarding Air Force One on Tuesday 29th August 2017)

Then it becomes a symbol for what many see as the disconnection between the Trump administration and reality.
This is another example of the way in which this president and his family continue to define “appropriate” their own way. (The New York Times-Fashion and Style)

Trump’s reaction to the storm:
An amazing statement from Trump recorded by the Washington Post Newspaper:

 

We’ve had bigger storms than this. And if you go back into the 1930s and the 1940s and you take a look we’ve had storms over the years that have been bigger than this. If you go back into the teens, you’ll see storms that were as big or bigger. So we did have two horrific storms, epic storms. But if you go back into the ’30s and ’40s and the teens, you’ll see storms that were very similar or even bigger, okay?

Is that true? Can we find out? 

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On Friday, August 25, Hurricane Harvey hit Corpus Christi, Texas, and then continued on to batter cities and towns along the Gulf of Mexico.

Since then, the tropical storm has killed at least 41 people, damaged or destroyed approximately 20,000 homes and displaced tens of thousands of people. Winds have topped 130mph (miles per hour) and downpours reached up to four inches per hour.

On August 30, a rain gauge near Cedar Bayou, Texas, measured 51.88 inches of rainfall, breaking the record for the continental United States set in 1978.

 

  • The Bowers Civic Center, where at least 100 people had sought shelter after their homes flooded. Early on Wednesday morning they had to be evacuated!

Harvey Weakens Over Louisiana As Houston Copes With Record Rainfall

  • On 30th August 2017 at 5:52 am

Rescue workers and volunteers help to rescue residents of an apartment complex after it was inundated with water following Hurricane Harvey on Wednesday in Houston, Texas.

Volunteers unload one of 35 dogs flown from Texas shelters to make space for pets rescued in the Hurricane Harvey aftermath at Boeing Field in Seattle. Dogs are being transferred to Seattle-area shelters so animals displaced from the flooding can be cared for in Texas until they can be reunited with their families there.

People wait in line to buy groceries at a Food Town during the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas. More than 30,000 people are currently in more than 230 shelters, the Federal Emergency Management Agency says.

Water from Addicks Reservoir flows into neighborhoods as floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey rise on Tuesday in Houston. Harvey dumped nearly 52 inches of rain at one location east of Houston, the National Weather Service said.

Donated items sit in a loading dock as volunteers works to organize the items donated for Hurricane Harvey victims on Tuesday in Dallas, Texas. This storm has also shown the resilience of Texans- thousands of volunteers have been working to help storm victims.

Trump’s response to the disaster:

Question: When is a shoe not just a shoe?

Answer: When it is a pair of very high, needle-thin heels worn by the first lady of the United States on her way to the site of a natural disaster.

Then it becomes a symbol for what many see as the disconnection between the Trump administration and reality.
This is another example of the way in which this president and his family continue to define “appropriate” their own way. (The New York Times-Fashion and Style)

Trump’s reaction to the storm:
An amazing statement from Trump recorded by the Washington Post Newspaper:

We’ve had bigger storms than this. And if you go back into the 1930s and the 1940s and you take a look we’ve had storms over the years that have been bigger than this. If you go back into the teens, you’ll see storms that were as big or bigger. So we did have two horrific storms, epic storms. But if you go back into the ’30s and ’40s and the teens, you’ll see storms that were very similar or even bigger, okay?”

 

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