Hailstorm in Russia – level 2

22-07-2014 07:00

It was a hot summer day when the skies opened up and big pieces of hailstones started to fall down. The temperature suddenly dropped from 40 to 22 degrees Celsius. This happened at a beach in Russia.

People ran for cover and told their families that they loved them. Children cried and screamed in horror. They cowered under trees. Everybody ran to save themselves. The weather was scary, but luckily, no one was injured by it.

Difficult words: open up (clouds bring down lots of rain or snow or hail), hailstone (small ball of frozen rain), run for cover (run towards a safe place), cower (get down in fear).

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

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