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allowed • distribute • volunteer
 aftershocks • provide
  1. The building survived the earthquake, but fell because of the .
  2. We need to these advertisements to everyone who enters the store.
  3. Were you to watch horror movies when you were a child?
  4. She worked as a in Haiti last summer.
  5. My parents me with food and a place to live.
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913 Thai Tsunami
Tarta talks about how she responded to the 2006 Tsunami.

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My dad didn't allow me to go.

When we are not allowed to do something that means it's not OK.  Note the following:

  1. She is not allowed to use the computer.
  2. You are not allowed to smoke inside.


We tried to distribute all the food.

To distribute something means to give it to many people.  Note the following:

  1. The government wants to distribute income more equally.
  2. The teacher distributed pencils before the test.


There were not many volunteers.

When we volunteer that means we work to help people for no money.  Note the following:

  1. The house was built by volunteers.
  2. My friends are volunteers at the local animal clinic.


They are afraid of the aftershocks.

Sometimes the ground continues to shake after an earthquake.  What we feel are aftershocks.  Note the following:

  1. There were several aftershocks after the earthquake.
  2. The buildings were further damaged by the aftershocks.


We went there to provide as much as we could.

When we provide something that means that we give someone what they need.  Note the following:

  1. All employees are provided with healthcare.
  2. Students are not provided with a computer. They must buy one.