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TIME TO READ - MIRACLE CURE C- It is a tropical storm with very strong winds that have reached a constant speed of 74 miles per hour. Its center is known as “the eye”, which may extend 20 to 30 miles. The whole storm may be 400 miles wide. Mainly occurring in the western Atlantic Ocean, this natural phenomenon has its peak months in August and September, lasting from June through November. D- It is the very bright flashes of light in the sky. It is produced by electricity passing between clouds or from clouds to the ground, usually followed by thunder. E- It is a violent storm with strong circular winds over a small area. It has a long, funnel-shaped cloud that extends to the ground. It moves very quickly and causes a lot of damage. Activity 3 Act out the next words: To hear, to see, to fall, to rain, bald, blind, deaf, earthquake, flood, lightning Activity 4 Listen to and underline the words you hear. Use the following word list. Again, amazing, began, cloud, fell, ground, lightning, lost, severe, shelter, storm, suddenly, thunder, true Example: You hear: 1. In 1980, Mr. Robinson was caught in a severe storm. Something amazing happened that day. 1. severe/ storm/ amazing 2. ________________________________________________ 3._________________________________________________ 4._________________________________________________ 5._________________________________________________ 6._________________________________________________ 16

TIME TO READ - MIRACLE CURE Let´s Talk Answer the next questions. • In your opinion, what is the deadliest natural phenomenon? • Have you ever experienced a natural phenomenon? Reading Strategy Identifying examples in a text Readers who can identify examples understand the main ideas and specific details in a reading. Terms that often introduce examples: as, like, for example, for instance, such as Examples: Many natural phenomena such as hurricanes, tornados, lightning, and storms are associated with disasters. The Hawaiian islands have very mild temperatures. For example, February, the coldest month averages 71.9 F. (For additional information, see Laying Foundations, Chapter three, page 149) 17