Strange clouds in Cape Town – level 2

16-11-2015 15:00

In Cape Town, South Africa, people saw very unusual clouds in the sky. People call them “lenticular clouds” and they look like flying saucers.

Some people got scared because they thought that the clouds were UFOs. They talked about this on the Internet.

Difficult words: lenticular (shaped like a lentil), flying saucer (a machine in which “people” from other planets travel – as seen in movies, for example), UFO (= unidentified flying object; flying machines of “people” from another planet).

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

Have you ever seen a cloud like this?


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