martes, 17 de febrero de 2015

Rebuilt New Orleans and prefixes

There's certain things in life that I love. One is architecture. And music, culture, food, people. New Orleans has all of that

Lenny Kravitz

Rebuilt New Orleans

When Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in August 2005, to say the city was un prepared would be an   (2)_______ statement. The flood that followed the hurricane was completely (3)_____powering. Clubs, bars, restaurant and homes went under, Eighty percent of the city's buildings were flooded.

But it wasn't just the weather that contributed to the disaster; politics was involved. Many people, regardless of whether they were (4)_____-government or (5)______-government, thought the crisis in New Orleans was (6)_____managed - the response from the federal authorities seemed far too slow. A (7)______-mortem on the city would have said "completely devastated, but not entirely due to natural causes".

Such was the damage that when the rebuilding eventually started, the job looked like mission (8)______possible. Gradually, however, New orleans got back on its feet. The residents returned to fix up the buildings. Several (9)______-profit organisations contributed time and money, and some celebrities such as George Clooney and Steven Spielberg sent big cheques. Old neighbourhoods came back to life and the (10)_____functioning city began to function again.

Although many residents returned, the city is still (11)_____populated, with about 70 percent of its (12)_____-Katrina population living there. What has returned, though, is the city's vibrancy. The musicians are back on the streets, several movies and TV shows are being filmed there and some famous local hangouts like The Cat's Meow and Bourbon Street Blues have reopened. 

Local entrepreneur Davide Marchionise says, "The damage was terrible, but not (13)______reversible. Look around the city. It's still the biggest party in the country"

Complete the text with the prefixes 

anti     de     im     ir     mal     mis     non     over     post     pre     pro     un     under

Listen the next video

2 under: 3 over; 4 anti; 5 pro; 6 Mis, 7 post; 8 Im; 9 Non; 10 Mal; 11 de; 12 pre; 13 ir

                                                 "Speakout Advanced" by Antonia Clare and JJ Wilson

1 comentario:

  1. I have seen the video and it is just unbelievable.... how things can change in a blink of an eye.