Giant Cyclones in the South Pacific and Australia

A level 5 cyclone called Pam has hit several South Pacific countries. There have been flash floods and very high winds in Tuvalu, Kiribati and the Solomon Islands.  A level 3 cyclone called Olwyn has hit the western coast of Australia and there are winds of 195 kph...

Earthquake in England

Vocabulary: earthquake (n), magnitude (n), epicentre (n), to wonder (v), according to (prep.). An earthquake with a magnitude of 2.9 was felt in the south of England last night at about 6:30pm. The epicentre was just north of the city of Winchester. No one was injured...

2014: the hottest year on record

Vocabulary: rainfall (n), to suffer from (v), drought (n), greenhouse gases (n), vocal (adj), anomaly (n). Last year was the warmest year since records began. The temperature was especially higher in the ocean, Europe and Australia. However some parts of the USA were...