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Lesson 15 - Weather
Vocabulary

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Extreme Weather Vocabulary

Instructions

  1. Print the vocabulary list.
  2. Translate the words. (Google Translation - http://translate.google.com/)
    - or -
    Look up the English definition. (Longman Dictionary - http://www.ldoceonline.com/)
  3. Do the exercises below. Click on a word to hear the pronunciation.

hurricane
cyclone
typhoon
tornado
flood
heatwave
drought
thunderstorm         
snowstorm
dust storm
sand storm

 

Practice
Select the correct word.

1.

    flood

 

2.

    heatwave

 

3.

    hurricane

 

4.

    snowstorm

 

5.

    thunderstorm

 

6.

    tornado

 

Other Vocabulary

crowded
supplies
run out
board up
pull together
minimize
drip
faucet
leak
appliance
irrigation
elevation
research
evacuate
route
storm shutters   
approach
straps
fasten
gutters
downspouts
reinforce
rotting
unplug
frigid
stock up
traction
driveway   
slip
fuel
fireplace
parched
wilting
waste
lather
mayor
gymnasium
rumbling

Practice
Select the correct word.

1. You may need to your home in an emergency.
   

2. Before an emergency, you need to on supplies such as water and food.
   

3. In a drought, the land becomes very .
   

4. If your faucet drips, you should fix it so that you don't water.
   

5. During a storm, the rain runs off the roof, goes into the gutters, and runs down the .
   

6. Refrigerators and washing machines are examples of .
   

7. I can hear the thunder as the storm approaches.
   

8. The temperatures can be in Chicago in the winter.
   

9. The plants are because the irrigation system broke.
   

10. There were hundreds of people at the event. It was very .
   

 

 

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