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The Dinosaurs Died Because the Earth Suddenly Became Cold and Dark


VOA Station Identification

New Dynamic English, NDE 8E-2

Lao Opening

NDE Opening

MUSIC

Interview 2. Denise Collins: They died because conditions changed.

Larry: Interview

Saly: Interview(in Lao)

About sixty-five million years ago, a very large meteor hit the Earth.

The dinosaurs died because the Earth became cold and dark(in Lao).

· a meteor Lao translation

· dirt and dust Lao translation

They died because conditions changed. Lao translation

The earth suddenly became cold and dark. Lao translation

Kathy: Our guest today is Denise Collins.

Denise, I have a question for you.

Why did the dinosaurs die?

Denise: They died because conditions changed.

Kathy: What do you mean?

Denise: The earth suddenly became cold and dark.

Kathy: What caused the change?

Why did the earth suddenly become colder?

Denise: About sixty-five million years ago, a very large meteor hit the Earth.

Kathy: A meteor?

Denise: Yes, a rock from space.

When the meteor hit the earth, dirt and dust went into the air.

The dirt and dust stopped the sunlight.

Denise: So without heat and light from the sun, the Earth became cold and dark.

Kathy: The dinosaurs died because it was too cold?

Denise: That’s right.

Kathy: Our guest is Denise Collins. We’ll talk more after our break.

This is New Dynamic English.

MUSIC

Language Focus. Why did the dinosaurs die?

Larry: Listen and repeat.

Chinese: Listen to the words. Say the words.

Max: Why did the dinosaurs die?

(pause for repeat)

Max: They died because the Earth became cold and dark.

(pause for repeat)

Max: Why did the Earth become cold and dark?

(pause for repeat)

Max: The Earth became cold and dark because there wasn’t enough sunlight.

(pause for repeat)

Max: Why wasn’t there enough sunlight?

(pause for repeat)

Max: There wasn’t enough sunlight because there was dirt and dust in the air.

(pause for repeat)

Max: Why was there dirt and dust in the air?

(pause for repeat)

Max: There was dirt and dust in the air because a large meteor hit the Earth.

(pause for repeat)

MUSIC

E-mail: Did all the dinosaurs die because it was too cold?

Larry: E-mail.

Saly: E-mail(in Lao).

Some dinosaurs died because there was no food(in Lao).

Some dinosaurs died from the cold. Lao translation

Other dinosaurs died because they didn’t have enough to eat. Lao translation

Kathy: Now let’s check our e-mail.

SFX: Computer keyboard sounds

Kathy: We have an e-mail from Tom in Ohio.

His question is: “Did all the dinosaurs die because it was too cold?”

Denise: Well, some dinosaurs died from the cold.

Other dinosaurs died because they didn’t have enough to eat.

Kathy: Why didn’t they have enough to eat?

Denise: You see, most dinosaurs ate plants.

Plants need heat and light.

When the earth became cold and dark, many plants died.

And when the plants died, the dinosaurs didn’t have enough to eat, and they died.

Kathy: Thank you, Denise.

Denise: Thank you, Kathy.

Kathy: Let’s take a short break.

MUSIC

Saly: Short explanation in Lao about the Natural History museum.

NDE Closing

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