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ID: 2628 Upper Intermediate
Earthquakes can be scary but they are also part of daily life if you live around a tectonic plate boundary. It's best to be prepared in the event of a large one, so let us learn how two locals deal with the shifting of the plates.
Thu Jan 29 2015 | Fiona Tian, Constance Fang
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|心安||xīnān||peace of mind|
gāngcái de dìzhèn hǎo dà ！hèsǐ wǒ le ！
The earthquake just now was really big! I was scared to death!
duìya ！bùguò wǒ kěshì yǒu wànquánzhǔnbèi de ，táoshēngbāo 、shuǐhú
Yes! But I'm completely prepared, with a survival kit and a water bottle...
zhǔnbèi zhèxiē zhǐshì tú gè xīnān ，lóu tā xiàlai ，jǐ ge táoshēngbāo dōu méi yòng ，yā dōu yā sǐ nǐ ！
Preparing all that is just to give yourself peace of mind, if the building collapses, even with several survival kits, you will get crushed to death!
nǐ shuō de shì méicuò ，dàn shéizhīdào huì bùhuì yòngdào ne ？wèiyǔchóumóu cáishì zhèngquè de tàidu 。
You're right, but who knows if it will come in useful? Preparing for a rainy day is the right attitude.
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