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29. It rained all day today.

 

 

lightning

thunder and lightning

 

rain

rain

 

 

Vocabulary

flood / flooded / flooding : too much water

low-lying: low areas

nearby: close

late: towards the end of a period of time

poured: a lot of water comes down at one time

pump: to move liquid with a machine

soaked: very wet

standing water: water that remains above the surface of the ground

throughout: during

 

 

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It rained all day today. The rain started early in the morning with thunder and lightning. It continued throughout the day and into the afternoon. At times it poured. There wasn't much to do but stay inside.

Everything got soaked. Some areas flooded. Cars could not get through low-lying roads and streets with standing water. There was just too much water. Some homeowners experienced flooding in their basements. They needed to pump the water out of their homes.

The rain finally stopped in the late afternoon. On the evening news, they said we got over two inches of rain. Some nearby areas got three inches of rain. That's a lot of water in one day.

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Now you try it. Read the paragraph above. If you have a microphone, you can record your voice and compare it to my voice.

 write by hand How much do you remember from the reading? Fill in the blanks.

  • 1A: What did the weather do all day?
  • 1B: It __________.
  • 2A: When did it start?
  • 2B: It started early in the ____________.
  • 3A: How much rain fell?
  • 3B: Between two to __________ inches of rain fell.

   (Answers: 1. rained; 2. morning; 3. three)

 

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