Bushfire


The news covered in the video is related to the story we listened to in class the other day. There seems to be lots of bushfires down there! Click on the picture and it will take you to ABC News Australia.


Watch and listen to the news and pay attention to the Australian accent. Do you find it easy to understand? Let us know. And if you really want to work hard, why not trying to write the transcript or the video? It’s very short. Send a comment!

(You can watch more ABC News Australian video clips here.)

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9 thoughts on “Bushfire

  1. Good morning.
    I’ve been listening and this is all I could understand:
    “Police say a fourteen year old boy is suspected to fires caused at the bush fires that have raged on the Sunshine Coast for the past two days.
    The fire’s burned more than 2,000 heactares of land in the… National Park area, and threatened hundreds of homes.
    More than two-hundred fire-rescuers… have worked to control the fires. One crew is staying on as a precaution.
    The Emergency Service Minister is warning residents to prepare for Queensland’s worst bush fire incident in 15 years.
    “… might be able to stay and look out of their properties. Otherwise, we’ve recomended very early the citizens might leave”.
    Neil Roberts says half of Queensland is facing an above average fire risk.
    I don’t find Australian accent very difficult, though I didn’t understand many words the Minister said.
    Thank you.
    Bye.

  2. Well done, Cristina! But there are some words that are not correct (very few). Doesn’t anybody want to try and find them? The most difficult part has already been done for you, so come on!

  3. hello, I´ve been listening and can be: – in the Knutson National Park..
    – rescuers officers….
    but I didn´t understand the rest of the video.
    bye, bye

  4. The second man says: “these people can preparely..might be able to stay and look out of their properties. Otherwise, we’ve recomended very early decisions and not to leave”

    is it ok??? i have been puzzling over it all the afternoon!! i need the solution, please!!!

    Bye

  5. Well… I´ve tried, but australian accent seems to be quite difficult for me. This is what I´ve understood:

    Police says a 14 years old boy is expected to fire cause at the bush fire that are risen on the sunshine coast for the past two days. The fire burnt more that 2000 hectares of land in the … national park area and treatened hundreds of homes. More than 205 of rescue officers were to control the fire. One crew is staying on as precaution. The emergency service minister is warning residents to prepare for Quensland worst bush fire seems in 15 years. “those people can preparely not be able to stay and look after their properties, otherwise we recommended the only decissions are might to leave”. Neil Roberts says half of Quensland is ….. average fire risk.

    I reconigze I had to listen to it more than once.

  6. Ok, this is the transcript:
    “Police say a fourteen year old boy is expected to face court over the bushfires that have raged on the Sunshine Coast for the past two days.
    The fires burnt more than 2,000 heactares of land in the Noosa National Park area, and threatened hundreds of homes.
    More than two-hundred fire and rescue officers have worked to control the fires. One crew is staying on as a precaution.
    The Emergency Services Minister is warning residents to prepare for Queensland’s worst bushfire season in 15 years.
    “Those people who can prepare early might be able to stay and look out for their properties. Otherwise, we recommend that very early decisions are made to leave”.
    Neil Roberts says half of Queensland is facing an above average fire risk”.

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