The effects of flooding Aim: To know about some of the effects of flooding
Watch the movie The movie is ‘Flooding in Sheffield 2007’. Effects of flooding
Floods can cause much damage and seriously affect people’s lives. There are usually different causes of floods but some places are more at risk from flooding than others.
Read the newspaper article ‘Flood havoc in Southern England’. Imagine you are a reporter for the Evening Courier and have been asked to write a flood disaster report for the weekend paper. Make notes for your report using the following headings. When did it happen? Which places were worst affected? What were the main effects of the flood? How were car owners and rail travellers affected? What help was available to victims? What problems will there be once the flood waters go down?
Flood disaster reports Read through the reports and decide which is the good one, the average one and the poor one. Give reasons for your decision.
Homework • Write your own report about Flooding. • Use your notes from today’s lesson to help you write your own report.
Plenary • Who do you think the news report was aimed at? • What made the report good / bad in your opinion?