Bad weather in Europe – level 1

08-06-2016 07:00

This news is about bad weather in Europe. It rains a lot in France. There are floods.

Some areas get a lot of rain. 6 weeks’ worth of rain fall in just 24 hours. Many villages are underwater. People evacuate, including a prison. People call for emergency services 4,500 times.

There are more than floods. Lighting hits 11 people in a park in Paris. Most of them are children. Lighting kills a man in Poland.

Difficult words: flood (a lot of water), worth of (equal to), emergency services (people who help you – the ambulance service, the police, and the fire brigade), lightning (electricity from the sky).

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