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a On what continent is the country of Canada?
b P.E.I. is short for Prince Edward Island. Prince Edward Island is one of Canada’s provinces and territories. How many provinces and territories does Canada have?
|Storm in a Teacup
Hurricane season is in full force. It started slowly some months ago, now hurricane after hurricane is developing. Late September, hurricane Fiona caused huge damage over parts of the Caribbean and Eastern Canada.
Read the text. Find (and mark) the following words in the text:
the cleanup – the destruction – impact – intensified – landmarks – locals – perched – pounding surf – power lines – rock formation – a stretch of highway – vicious
Now read the definitions. Match the above words and expressions with their correct definitions.
- became stronger and more extreme
- big piece of rock that is formed in a certain way
- cable along which electricity is passed to an area or building
- large waves hitting the coast with great force
- a longer distance of a main road
- objects, buildings or features that are easy to see and recognize
- the process of damaging something so badly that it no longer exists or cannot be repaired
- people who live in a particular area, city, or town
- the removing of rubbish, rubble and dirt
- sitting on something high or on something from which it is easy to fall
- very forceful
- very strong effect
a Select the features connected to Teacup Rock.
1 Floating rock.
2 Fun place to swim.
3 Nova Scotia.
4 Over 300 years old.
5 Prince Edward Island.
6 Rock formation.
7 Washed away.
b What is “the blue house in Newfoundland”?
1 A famous landmark photographed by tourists and locals alike.
2 A house near the coast that was destroyed during Fiona.
3 The 80-year-old house where Rene Roy grew up.
4 The holiday home of Rene Roy and his family.
c What is “Shubie”?
1 A 300-year old tree that was blown down during Fiona.
2 A long stretch of highway in Novia Scotia.
3 A name for people who live in Novia Scotia.
4 A name of a village near a highway in Nova Scotia.