Hailstorm in Italy – level 1

10-09-2015 07:00

This news is about weather. The weather in Italy changes. It changes very quickly. It causes a hailstorm.

Hailstones fall from the sky. They are five centimetres big. They are as big as ping-pong balls.

The hailstones hit windows. The windows break. They hit some people and animals, too.

Someone films the situation. A person films one video at sea. This person films close to Naples.

Difficult words: cause (to make), hailstorm (when the weather is really bad and hailstones fall from the sky), hailstone (a piece of ice; frozen rain).

You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.

What do you think about this weather?


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