1. desperately -
2. queues - lines (of cars)
3. staple food - basic food
4. the collapse - problems / fall of the economy
5. patch things up - use a temporary or weak solution

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I May 2005
Crisis in Zimbabwe

You will hear a story about problems in Zimbabwe. Listen and answer the questions below.

1. What stretches for more than three kilometres?

2. How many houses have lost supplies of running water?

3. What is the staple food?

4. What does Zimbabwe need to treat water?

5. Why are people getting into a panic?

6. When did the shortages appear?