1 – reading comprehensionGo to www.boldmethod.com to get 8 tips for circumnavigating thunderstorms. Then answer these questions: – What can you expect to find below a thunderstorm? – How far away from a thunderstorm is it recommended to stay? – How do you fly around a thunderstorm ahead of you?
2 – listening comprehensionWatch this fun Top Gear BBC video on what happens when a car is struck by lightning, then answer these questions: – Where is the Siemens High Voltage Lab located? – How much voltage can the tranformers generate? – How many volts will hit the car? – What is a Faraday cage? BTW, read myth #5 on this interesting post . Would you be safe in your car or would you be fried to a crisp?
3 – vocabulary review wordsearchThunderstorms
4 – further readingFor further reading go to www.metoffice.gov.uk , the UK equivalent of Meteo France, to learn more about thunderstorms, thunder and lightning.
5 – grammarLet’s finish this session with a short exercise on prepositions here.
1 – reading comprehension – extreme windshear, downdrafts, microbursts. – 20 miles. – Fly around the upwind side, the side from which the wind is blowing. The « anvil » of a thunderstorm is always on the downwind side. Still confused? Find more explanations on the subject at www.aviation.stackexchange.com 2 – listening comprehension – in Berlin. – 2 million volts. – 800 000 volts. – Something that attracts electricity, then sends it shooting around the outside, so that what is inside isn’t harmed. 3 – wordsearch Thunderstorms solution 5 – grammar solution