Sunday, February 24, 2013

Oscar Pistorius Granted Bail (sntv video)

Feb 22, 2013

Watch the video and answer the questions.
  1. What charges does Oscar Pistorius face?
  2. How long did the court hearing last?
  3. How did the magistrate justify the decision to release Pistorius on bail?
  4. What does Pistorius claim regarding his girlfriend's shooting? 
  5. When will the next hearing in the case be?
  6. What is one important condition of Pistorius bail? 

Try the following quiz (either before or after viewing) to review/study some vocabulary related to crime and justice.

Oscar Pistorius Girlfriend Shot Dead at Paralympian's Home (sntv video)

Feb 14, 2013 

Pre-viewing: vocabulary matching exercise

Now watch the video and answer the questions.

  1. How old is Oscar Pistorius?
  2. Why has he been arrested?
  3. Where did the incident happen?
  4. How old was Oscar's girlfriend?
  5. What probable explanation of the incident was offered by some local news media?
  6. What did police officers find at the scene?
  7. Why do many people in South Africa keep weapons?
  8. What achievement will Oscar Pistorius, the athlete, be remembered for?
Oscar Pistorius Granted Bail (sntv video)


Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Meteor strike in Russia injures hundreds (NewsyWorld video)

Feb 15, 2013. A meteor hit the Russian city Chelyabinsk on Friday. Hundreds were left with minor injuries and two are in intensive care.


What's the difference between a comet, asteroid, meteoroid, meteor & meteorite? Click here to find out.

Watch the video and answer the following questions. (Click here to watch the video on YouTube.)
  1. What happened at a Russian city early on Friday morning?
  2. Were any deaths reported?
  3. How many people were injured?
  4. What kind of injuries did they mostly suffer?
  5. Were any people seriously injured?
  6. How much did the meteor weigh before entering the earth's atmosphere?
  7. How much damage did the shock wave cause?
  8. When and where did the Tunguska event happen?
  9. What effects did it have?
  10. Why, according to the professor, is there no connection between the recent strike and asteroid 2012 DA14?

Alternatively, you can try the following quiz.
2013 Chelyabinsk meteor trace.jpg
"2013 Chelyabinsk meteor trace" by Alex Alishevskikh - Flickr: Meteor trace. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons.