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May 6, 2011

Radioactivity Release

Filed under: student presentations — richardlstansfield @ 3:47 am

[Glossary]
Accumulate : [verb] to increase in amount over a period of time, or to make something increase over a period of time.
Escape : [verb] to avoid a dangerous or unpleasant situation
Disability : [noun] an illness, injury or condition that make it difficult for someone to do the things that other people do.
Release : [noun] when a substance is allowed to flow out of somewhere
Radioactivity : [noun] when something is radioactive
Minimize : [verb] to make the amount of something that is unpleasant or not wanted as small as possible
[Text]
We will present about radioactivity.
Radioactivity is defined as “producing energy in the form of powerful and harmful rays.” [1]
Radioactivity is released through nuclear explosions and earthquakes. [2]
Radioactivity is accumulated in the body and it causes cancer and birth defects.[3]
In the worst case, people die.
For example, in 1986, the Atomic power station of Chernobyl had an explosion and fire.

So, many people died and the problem remains unsolved. [4]

Also recently, the release of radioactivity in Japan is a hot issue.
Japan is different in its essential features from Chernobyl. Japan’s case is different from Chernobyl’s.[5]
It causes earthquake.
10,706 people missing by japan’s earthquake, and radioactivity is released. [6]

[References]
[1]http://dictionaries.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=HW*4402&dict=CLD2
[2]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Effects_of_nuclear_explosions
[3] http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42085149/ns/health-food_safety/
[4]http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/science-scope/with-radiation-levels-high-in-japan-radiation-exposure-is-explained/7315
Photo- Google Image
[5]http://news.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2011/04/13/2011041300142.html
[6]http://translate.google.co.kr/translate?hl=ko&langpair=en%7Cko&u=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_earthquakes_in_Japan
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[Discussion question]
1. Is it a good idea to have nuclear power stations? Why or why not?

–> Is it a good idea to have nuclear power stations? Why or why not?

2. If there is an accident at a nuclear power station, who should be responsible for it?

–> If there is an accident at a nuclear power station, who should be responsible for it?

3. How can we minimize the danger of escaping radioactivity?

–> How can we minimize the danger of escaping radioactivity?

(Class #157, Group #1)
신새봄, 이소영, 정현경, 최민하

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Teacher’s Note:

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

1. accumulate: (verb) to increase in amount over a period of time, or to make something increase over a period of time

2. disability: (noun) an illness, injury or condition that make it difficult for someone to do the things that other people do

3. minimize: (verb) to make the amount of something that is unpleasant or not wanted as small as possible

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

– Is it a good idea to have nuclear power stations? Why or why not?

Remember to stress it properly.

– Is it a good idea to have nuclear power stations? Why or why not?

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