Class ﹕AFL 1A
Instructor ﹕David Wolff
Reporters ﹕Eve (4971A047) Alina(4971A051)
China has been lake is totally dried the
The suffering from
and there are dead
drought since October in 2008.
At least 18 million people have
been affected by China’s worst
drought in 50 years.
China drought leaves 670,000 people without drinking
The drought mainly
died due to the
,Shanxi, Gansu, Anhui, Shand
scarcity of water.
ong, Shaanxi, Beijing, Hebei,
Jaingsu, Tenshin, Níngxià, Hu
The drought has lasted since last
Almost half of the
winter , and scientist said the
in the eight
situation will get threatened.
serious, especially in the
northernIt is the worst one after
This drought is affecting
Residents in some
millions of people. For
mountain villages are
having to walk up to
2km to get do
not have access to
drinking water at the
Three hundred million farmers’ lives are seriously
affected and the researchers reported that the
bad impact of the drought may be more serious
than the heavy snowfall last year.
The drought has also affected huge areas of
farmland, with crop failures and the death of cattle.
Approximately 43% of crops in China can’t be
The crops are like
wilted grasses, and
can be lighted as
There are many forest conflagrations everywhere
in China due to the hot and dry weather.
There have been three people dead and two
injured so far.
The drought causes drinking problems. For
example, it is said that there is a family who share a
bowl of water to wash faces together.
Besides, this family haven’t taken a shower since
the drought happened.