Read the assignment and write down the answers in English. You may use English-language Internet sources to help you.
a Name 10 or more weather words.
A big storm has hit the UK. It brought strong winds and caused lots of disruption. It is called Storm Arwen
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Read the text. Connect the words and expressions that have the same meaning in the text.
|1. army||a. a part of a country|
|2. region||b. a very serious or bad event|
|3. heating||c. all of the soldiers and other military people of a country|
|4. power lines||d. checking if everything is okay by going from one home to the other|
|5. worst-affected areas||e. cables used to bring electricity to an area or buildings|
|6. a major incident||f. expected to come|
|7. due to arrive||g. far away from where other people live|
|8. troops||h. fixed and workin again|
|9. door-to-door checks||i. frozen or partly frozen rain|
|10. remote||j. groups of soldiers|
|11. power cuts||k. parts of the country that have seen the most storm damage|
|12. restored||l. periods of time when there is no electricity in a building or area|
|13. properties||m. pieces of land often with buildings on it|
|14. phone-charging points||n. places where you can feed electricity into your phone battery|
|15. sleet||o. a system that is used to provide warmth to a room or building|
a Why was the army sent in to areas hit by Storm Arwen?
1 To assist Prime Minister Boris Johnson in his fight against Scotland.
2 To check homes and help people where necessary.
3 To restore the local electricity networks.
4 To set up charging points for people without electricity.
b Why can people get money as compensation?
1 Because they didn’t get any electricity for some time.
2 Because they had to check door to door at 19,000 homes.
3 Because they have to take care of 130 troops.
4 Because they were without power for seven whole days.
c In total, how many homes were without electricity because of Storm Arwen?
1 13,000 properties.
2 19,000 homes.
3 Almost a million households.
4 Around 3,000 homes.