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The seating in the gymnasium collapsed during the basketball game because the students were jumping up and down on itThe student collapsed in the hallway and had to be taken to the nurse's office.

The seating in the gymnasium collapsed during the basketball game because the students were jumping up and down on it.

Firefighters had to abandon their efforts to fight the fire because the building was in danger of collapsing.

The bridge collapsed during the flood.

Many buildings collapsed during the earthquake.

An old woman collapsed on the bus and had to be rushed to the hospital.

Peace talks with guerrillas collapsed after a bomb exploded in the capital, killing over 40 people.

These chairs can be collapsed for easy storage.

As they exhaust all their fuel, all stars eventually face collapse.

Joseph Goebbels murdered his six children and committed suicide after the collapse of the Nazi regime during World War Two.

On September 11th, 2001, the twin towers of the World Trade Center completely collapsed shortly after they were struck by airliners hijacked by terrorists.

Avocado trees sometimes collapse under the weight of their fruit.

A dozen people were injured, and two killed when a bridge collapsed as a result of the earthquake.

Part of a major highway collapsed during the earthquake in Kobe some years ago.

In 1980, during a concert tour, reggae singer Bob Marley collapsed on stage; he died 8 months later from brain cancer.

Following the collapse of communism in Europe, the people of Serbia voted to retain their Socialist government.

In 1995, a department store in Seoul, Korea collapsed, killing 502 people.

Azerbaijan has been an independent republic since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.

We took some collapsible chairs with us to use around the campfire when we went camping.

If that building ever collapses during an earthquake, hundreds of people will be killed.

Morris Bergman once suggested that the current collapse of industrial society may well be the planet's way of avoiding a larger death.

Discussion question: What were you doing when you heard of the collapse of the twin towers of the World Trade Center on September 11th, 2001?

Find someone who saw the collapse of the World Trade Center on television.

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