Spiderwebs cover parts of Australia – level 2

24-06-2021 07:00

Heavy rains and strong winds hit southeastern Australia last week. Several people died and thousands had to leave their homes but not only people.

Many people noticed white spiderwebs which covered large parts of the area. Some people found them beautiful, but for some, they were scary. The bad weather forced spiders to leave, and they did it with the help of these webs. The webs kept them off the ground and safe from the water. Spiders then used the webs to fly away with the wind.

The spiders were the so-called Red and Black Spiders, and they were harmless to people.

Difficult words: spiderweb (a network which a spider makes to catch flies and other small animals), force (to make something happen), so-called (a common name), harmless (not dangerous).

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