News (Upper Intermediate)

19 November 2002
Oil Tanker Sinks Off Spain

You will hear a story about an accident with an oil tanker. Listen and put in the missing words.

An oil tanker has sunk near Spain spilling 4,000 tonnes of oil in an area stretching more than 200 kilometres. The tanker is carrying another 77,000 tonnes oil. The World Wildlife Fund is warning if the oil leaks it will cause worst ecological disaster in history. They say will be twice as bad as the Exxon Valdez spill in Alaska in 1989.

The accident causing a diplomatic problem. Spain says the was travelling to Gibraltar. Britain says the was travelling to Singapore. No-one knows whose it is.


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