Sunday, 4 December 2016

WALT: find the main idea in a story


This story talks about the Earthquake that hit the South Island of New Zealand recently.
Find three key ideas in the story, then write 50 words to summarise.

Three key ideas in this story are
  • Strong 5.7 magnitude earthquake struck Christchurch on Sunday
  • The earthquake caused cliffs to collapse into the sea but no major damage to the city was reported."
  • The epicentre was 15 kms (9 miles) east of Christchurch and at a shallow depth of 15 km (9 miles), said the country’s seismological body Geonet.
Summary of the story (put it into your own words) - 50 words
Start here:A strong 5.7 magnitude earthquake struck Christchurch on Sunday.
The earthquake caused cliffs to collapse into the sea but no major damage to the city was reported.
The epicentre was 15 kms (9 miles) east of Christchurch and at a shallow depth of 15 km (9 miles), said the country’s seismological body Geonet.
Geonet said there were more than 40 aftershocks.
The quake came eight days before the anniversary of the deadly 2011 quake that caused upwards of NZ$40 billion of damage and took the lives of almost 200 people.


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