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Interview with an engineer who makes fake earthquakes

In this interview for year 3 and year 4, Gopal Madabhushi explains what geotechnical engineering is. Earthquakes can cause serious damage to buildings. Gopal’s job is to investigate how and why this happens so that we can keep people safe during this type of natural disaster. He explains what inspired him to become a geotechnical engineer, what special equipment he uses and the best thing about his job.

This downloadable reading pack includes:

  • An A3 reading spread for you to print.
  • Reading comprehension question sheets, differentiated using our magnifying glasses key (on the bottom right). One magnifying glass indicates easier and two means harder.
  • An answer sheet including the objective for each question, which is taken from the reading national curriculum.
Year 3, Year 4
Interview with an engineer who makes fake earthquakes

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