Dealing with Natural Disasters: Listen and Write

This listening lessons is to develop two skills:

  1. note taking
  2. reproducing text with accurate grammar and vocabulary

How to use this lesson:

  1. listen and make notes:
    1.  try to write down nouns and important words only
  2. listening again and add more notes
  3. Now try to re-write the paragraph using your notes
    1. check your grammar and spelling

This is NOT an IELTS test. It is an opportunity to develop note taking skills at a high level. This skill is vital for all students who will go to university or attend meetings.

Listen and Write Down

The answer has been posted by myself in one of the comments box below 🙂

The Best Way to Deal with Natural Disasters

Natural Disaster = tsunami, typhoon, earthquake etc

Answer

You can find the full transcript and answer in the comments box. I posted the transcript in a comments box – scroll through and take a look.

 

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Comments

  1. Yara Hassan says

    The strength of a community on covering impact of natural disasters is measured by saving more lives and giving chances for livelihood. Early warning and early actions will save more lives in the poorest countries before disasters occur. It is better to spend public money in preparations and rescuing lives than on releafe items

  2. patrick Grahouan says

    the best way to use public funds in the field of dealing with natural disasters in poor countries is to invest in the communities before disasters occur. the investment should target to strengthen communities capacity and readiness to provide early responses and reduces risks. this approach is four times more effective than being in a reactive mode only.

  3. Communities can be empowered through strong capacities not only to cope but prevent and protect against the natural disasters as well. As against the traditional disaster recovery systems, well planned warning mechanisms and swift actions are known to cut down the costs and improve the return on pound spent i.e., more lives secured is more return value of pound. Public funds are consumed towards preparation and relief items, with an expense equivalent to four folds of the money spent on humanitarian activities

  4. Hi Liz,
    This is what i have written from the above recording.

    Strengthening the community capacity helps to prevent and cope the impacts of disaster and is the concrete way to save life especially of crippling developing countries.
    Early warnings, actions are most cost effective than traditional disaster response.
    Public money can buy four times humanitarian impacts if spent on preparation and risk reduction rather on relief items.

    Please let me know how many points can i get from my above notes. May be out of 5.

    • Judge for yourself – check the answer which is posted in one of the comments boxes.

      • Hanumant says

        Strengthening community capacity to prevent and cope with the impact of disasters is a concrete way to save lives and better protect livelihood as well as prevent such shokes from crippling development within the forest countries. Early warning and early action is more cost effective than traditional disaster response and save more lives profound spent. In other words public money by four times as much humanitarian impact if spending on preparation and risk reduction rather than on relief items.

        As it is, just practicing listening correct words & sentences.

  5. ahmed alashkar says

    Natural disasters are considered inevitable events that can affect any country in the world,So early control and taking scientific precautions are a must to avoid the catastrophic concequences and warning and early prevention is more cost effective than damage fixation.

  6. Jalal Khalil says

    The best way to deal with natural catastrophes such as tsunami, typhoon or an earthquake is by empowering our communities and taking bold measures for the protection of human lives, their assets and their means of living, Specially in the poor countries with finite resources and slow-paced development early warnings and early actions are more cost effective and humanitarian than holding back for the unbearable aftermath.

  7. Hi Liz…. I am finding it difficult to play the audios on *sound track*. I have tried everything possible. I have downloaded, deleted and re-downloaded the app, still the audios couldn’t play. Pls, can’t it be played using another audio app?

    • These audios are streamed online and require a good internet connection to play them. Try using a different internet and difference device.

    • Rajan Miglani says

      Hi there,
      I’m too facing similar issue. In my case it gets even worse “Oops we couldn’t find that track”.
      I have a high speed internet connection and I believe the pop on my screen may not because of internet speeds.
      Dear Liz, is it possible to embed the audio directly in this webpage rather that using SOUNFCLOUD ?

      • I’ll have to try and find the audio recording. You’ll have to give me a week or more to find it or recording it again.

  8. Strengthening community to deal with the impact of natural disasters is a better way to cope and prevent the impact of natural calamities. Natural disasters may cripple the growth of developing countries. So, a better prevention and warning system can protect the livelihood and also is cost effective than the traditional response system. Per dollar humanitarian impact of public money is much more if spent on preparation and risk reduction rather than on relief items. This approach is much more cost effective as we all know prevention is better than cure.

  9. Natural Disaster are unavoidable and inescapable reality to any country. Wiser are those who keep themselves composed to deal with such phenomenon. Occurring of these inevitable disasters such as hurricane, earthquake, flood and volcanic eruption can cause tremendous lifelong damage. enhance the coping capacity to reduce the impact of such hazards is far more batter then to re stable those assets which are lost during disaster.

  10. It is wiser for a community to plan on reinforcing its preparation efficacy in dealing with the coming of expected natural disasters. Through this, it will be avoided to spend more on re-development from a particular catastrophe as well as reducing number of casualties. The government budget should be spent more on preventive measures and awareness campaign instead of allocating more money for food, shelter, clothing, etc. to be distributed to the victims of calamity.

  11. muayad ghazal says

    the natural disasters are a big conflict for the developing countries .which need a modern technologies to warn and protect the community.
    obtaining the modern means to deal with disasters by early warnings and preparations will be more useful and use less time and money along with lives than actions required after the disaster distraction accure

  12. Hi Liz,
    Firstly thanks to your amazing lessons. I have a small suggestion. Could you please put some practice exercises on Map labeling, building labeling in listening?

  13. Strengthening community capacity take plays a vital role in tackling down and cope with the terrible situation like disasters. We can get rid of it and minimize the deaths by following some significant and fundamental principles which are early actions and early warnings. These are more effective, reliable and more affordable way than any other traditional method.

  14. Mamata Vichare says

    Does this type of audio is played in IELTS? Where we need to note down the complete audio.

  15. Saleha khalid says

    Strengthening community capacity to prevent and cope with disasters is a way to save lives and better protects livelihoods. As well as some shocks from crippling develop with the poorest countries. Early warnings and early actions is effective save more lives. In other countries public money buys and spends on preparation and risk reduction rather than on relief items

  16. Huyen Thanh Dao says

    Strengthening community capacity to prevent in cobs with the impact of disaster is the concrete way to save life and better protect livelihood as well as prevent such shock from crippling developing within the poor countries. Early warning and early action is more cost-effective than traditional disaster responses and save more life per pound spent. In other words, public money by four-time as much humanitarian impact if spending on proportion and risk reduction rather than on the relief items.

  17. Javier Caballero says

    Dear Liz, Thanks a lot. You are doing a great job with us. Thank you so much

  18. Strengthening community capacity to prevent and cope with the impact of disasters is a concrete way to save lives and better protect livelihoods as well as prevent such shocks from creepling development within the poorest countries. Early warning and early action is more cost-effective than traditional disaster response and saves more lives per pound spent. In other words, public money buys four times as much humanitarian impact if spending on preparation and risk reduction rather than on relief items.

  19. Hi Liz this is my work.
    “Strengthening community capacity to prevent and cope with the impact to disasters is a concrete way to save lives and better protect livelihood as well as prevent such shocks from cripling development within the poorest countries. Early warning and early action is more cost effective than traditional disaster response and saves more lives profound spent. In other words public money buy four times as much humanitarian impact if spending on preparation rather than on relief items.”
    I know I’m kinda late but i just want to post it…

  20. Suraj Binnu says

    Strengthening community capacity to prevent and cope with the impact of disasters is a concrete way to save lives and better protect the livelihood as well as prevent such shocks from crippling development within in the poorest countries. Early warning and early action is most cost effective than traditional disasters response and saves more lives per pound spent. In other words public money buys four times much humanitarian impact if spending on preparation and risk reduction rather than on relief items.

  21. ANSWER + TRANSCRIPT

    Here is the full transcript. You all did exceptionally well so next time I post this type lesson I might make it more difficult 🙂

    “Strengthening community capacity to prevent and cope with the impact of disasters is a concrete way to save lives and better protect livelihoods as well as prevent such shocks from crippling development within the poorest countries. Early warning and early action is more cost effective than traditional disaster response and saves more lives per pound spent. In other words, public money buys four times as much humanitarian impact if spending on preparation and risk reduction, rather than on relief items.”

    This lesson was suggested by a student called Ali. If you have other ideas for lessons which you would like, please let me know and I’ll do my best to organise them.
    Regards
    Liz

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