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avalanche
drought



The area is severely affected by drought
earthquake

She was visiting friends when an earthquake struck.
         
earth tremor

There was a small earth tremor in the UK
flood

It`s the worst flood in the country`s history.
hurricane

The island was in the direct path of the hurricane.
         
tidal wave

Thousands died in the tidal wave.
tornado

We were watching how tornadoes wrecked Oklahoma
bottle bank

We always take our bottles to the bottle bank
         
carbon monoxide

The levels of carbon monoxide are increasing in big cities.
cigarette butts

I hate seeing cigarette butts on the floor.
conservation area

The old mine was declared a conservation area
         
dog mess

The beach gets covered in dog mess.
drop litter

People who drop litter should be given a fine.
dump waste

It`s illegal to dump waste here.
         
endangered species

We must protect endangered species.
exhaust fumes

He wears a mask to protect himself from exhaust fumes.
face extinction

Many animals face extinction in the next fifty years
         
global warming

We`re seeing climate change because of global warming.
greenhous effect

The greenhouse effect is already affecting Antarctica.
natural habitat

Natural habitats are being destroyed
         
nuclear power station

We live near a nuclear power station
oil slick

A huge oil slick is threatening hundreds of sea birds
ozon layer

Scientists have detected holes in the ozone layer
         
air pollution

We`re here to discuss the problem of pollution
preserve wildlife

I think more money should be spent on preserving wildlife.
raise awareness

This leaflet is to raise awareness about the issue
         
recycled paper

My parents always buy recycled paper.
rising sea levels

She gave a lecture about rising sea levels.
toxic effluent

Our project looked at toxic effluent.
         
unleaded petrol

I would only use a car that uses unleaded petrol
be struck by lightning

Several trees were struck by lightning
flash of lightning

Suddenly there was a flash of lightning
         
gentle breeze

We appreciated the gentle breeze.
gust of wind

A gust of wind knocked him off his feet.
hailstones

China experienced huge hailstones a few years ago
         
raindrops

Raindrops started falling down the window.
snowflakes

Our dog loves catching snowflakes on his nose.
it`s pouring with rain

I`m not going out if it`s pouring with rain.
         
weather forecast

Her husband does the weather forecast on TY
incident

When we got back to camp we were told that, theree years earlier, 16 people had died there in a similar incident
burst into tears

I burst into tears
         
scramble
fine rain

As it was warm, they didn`t mind the fine rain.
heavy rain

Heavy rain has caused flooding in the north-west
         
torrential rain

We woke to the sound of torrential rain
showers

There will be showers in the south
scattered

Scattered showers will spread from coastal areas
         
clear sky

The sky was clar at last
overcast

I think it`s going to rain the sky`s looking very overcast
stormy

The painting shows a very stormy sky
         
caml sea

The sea was beautifully calm when we set out
choppy

The sea near these rocks can be a bit choppy
rough

I`m not going sailing on a rough sea
         
angry-looking

He likes angry-looking clouds in his photos
severe

We predict a very severe storm in the next few days
violent

They hadn`t expected such a violent storm
         
brilliant

The sunshine was so brilliant that I needed sunglasses
glorious

There was glorious sunshine when we looked out of the tent
bow tie

Waiters often wear bow ties
         
dressing gown

I had breakfast in my dressing gown
dungarees

Dungarees were fashionable in the late 70s
fancy dress

It would attract attention at a fancy dress party
         
helmet

His helmet was knocked off in the demonstration
jumper/pullover/seater
overcoat
         
slippers

tie
tracksuit
         
waistcoat
pendant
checked

Those checked trousers are awful
         
flowery

I wouldn`t wear flowery tops
patterned

We had to wear a patterned dress in the summer
plain
         
spotted

I think spotted clothes are fun
striped
baggy
         
long-sleeved
loose-fitting
pleated skirt
         
shabby

Those are really shabby old clothes
tasteful
tight-fitting
         
fashionable
worn out
dress up as sbdy
         
get dressed
take off

Those boods are muddy - take them off
wind instrument
         
stringed instrument
backing vocalist

You`re rarely famous as a backing vocalist
concert audience
         
be in tune

Their instruments weren`t in tune
mime

I hate it when they mime to their songs on TV
on stage
         
play a record
play a track
play a tune
         
referee

The fans were very annoyed with the referee
spectator
supporter
         
umpire
ski slope


Have you ever tried an artificial ski slope?
ice-skating rink
         
goggles
knee pads
safety helmet
         
shuttlecock
beat an opponent
break a record
         
take up a new sport

Why don`t you take up a new sport?

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