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Q1 what do you learn from Geoffrey Lean's article about the issues of rainfall and flooding in Britain ?

From reading the article by Geoofrey Lean it is clear that there are some issues reagarding flooding in Britain.Firstly it is made clear in the heading that the article is about water and the concerns that are related to it .This article is also compering the South and the North of England .It says that the South gets less water and is not affected that much by flooding issues as Northern part does.

«Things are only going to get worse» .This quote makes me scared and worried about what is going on and then the article gives me statistics about the global warming which makes me worried even more!

Various government initiatives have also been mentioned by this article .For example that new houses «should be built with their living areas on the first floor» or «hospitals and other vital buildings should be built on high ground …» .

Conversely,there is clearly a need to look at the ways we can make the flooding less damaging to our houses and how to make South not increasing the prices on the water .As Lean points out at the end local councils finally began to take it seriously and start planning the ways to protect pupils houses .

Q2 Explain how the headline ,sub'heading and picture are effective and how they link to the text

The headline ,sub-heading and picture are very effective to the rest of the article .

The headline begins with «Four amputations».This is very strong phrase as this is a real challenge to live happily after that.So the headline immidediately suggests a hard-hearted tone and perhaps one which is slightly inspiring.The notion that this might relate to the swimmer who is illustrated in the picture as we can see a it might be a colourfull picture to show the blue waves and the man who is fighting them.

The subheading continues the insiring and hard to believe approach with the phrase « 16 years after loosing all his...
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