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The Chilean Mine Accident

On August 5, 2010, a copper-gold mine collapsed in Chile. Thirty-three miners were buried inside. Two weeks later, a drill reached the men. Would they really have to wait until Christmas to be rescued?

Printable Lesson

PDFs:

  • 1.5–2 hours
  • 6 pages
Tasks
  • vocabulary review tasks
  • reading
  • comprehension questions
  • group discussion
Vocabulary
  • shaft
  • cave in
  • communication
  • survival
  • operation
  • accident
  • diameter
  • rejoice
  • trapped
  • slim
Tasks

Title

Due

  • Warm-Up
  • Vocabulary Preview A
  • Vocabulary Preview B
  • Read & Listen
  • True or False
  • Timeline
  • Vocabulary Review
  • Discussion