Our world is full of paradoxes. A lot of efforts and investments are made to travel in the universe and find planets elsewhere, building glass bridges... while we still have areas in our world where a natural disaster can cause hundreds of victims. It is fantastic to make discoveries, but shouldn't we invest more money to solve ordinary problems on Eath such as: famine, droughts... or earthquakes?
Italy earthquake: Death toll rises to at least 159 (BBC) >>> The latest: Italy earthquake: Death toll reaches 247 amid rescue efforts
'I'm not afraid – it seems safe!': China opens longest glass-bottomed bridge (The Guardian) Watch this video.
Make a glossary with the most prominent words you find in both articles. Remember other articles related to these two issues in this blog:
- Episode 160831 / 31 August 2016 >>> Expressions presented: marine reserve, orbiting & mourning.
- Episode 160824 / 24 August 2016 >>> Expressions presented: peer, underestimated & put (something) down to.