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May 3, 2011

What is Yellow Dust?

Filed under: student presentations — richardlstansfield @ 1:04 am

Glossary :

*harmful: causing or likely to cause harm
*material: a solid substance from which things can be made
*desert: a large, hot, dry area of land with very few plants
*phenomenon: something that exists or happens, usually something unusual
*refrain: to stop yourself from doing something

Yellow dust

Every year, the yellow sand phenomenon happens in our country.
[1]This yellow sand contains dangerous materials like mercury, lead, cadmium and aluminum.
That is because Westerlies which are from the Chinese and Mongol Gobi desert pass through Chinese eastern industrial complexes. Then, harmful materials cling to the grains of sand.[2]

Yellow dust brings about illness such as asthma, bronchitis and conjunctivitis.
They also break precision instruments, vehicles and electronic equipment.
But on the other hand, it has a good point.
It provides nutrients for the ocean and soil. And it neutralize acid soil.
However, it has more demerits than merits.
To prevent a disease, you have to refrain from going out.
If you go out, you should wear a mask.

References:

[1],[2] http://www.nema.kr/safe_season/spring/info2-2.jsp
http://blog.naver.com/cbonmall/20127280372
http://news.naver.com/main/read.nhn?mode=LSD&mid=sec&sid1=103&oid=009&aid=0002457690

Discussion Questions:

1.How can we reduce the damage caused by yellow dust?

–> How can we reduce the damage caused by yellow dust?

2.Have you ever suffered because of yellow dust? If so, what happened?

–> Have you ever suffered because of yellow dust? If so, what happened?

3.What do you do when yellow dust comes? And why?

–> What do you do when yellow dust comes? And why?

[ Class #29, Group #6, Lee Ju Hak, Jeon Hee Young, Joo Hyun Wook, O Hyun Wook ]

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Teacher’s Note:

I have chosen the following three vocabulary items to be on Written Test #2:

1. desert: (noun) a large, hot, dry area of land with very few plants

2. phenomenon: (noun) something that exists or happens, usually something unusual

3. refrain: (verb) to stop yourself from doing something

I have chosen the following discussion question to be on the Final Speaking Test.

– Have you ever suffered because of yellow dust? If so, what happened?

Remember to stress it properly.

– Have you ever suffered because of yellow dust? If so, what happened?

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