- What is your favorite season and why?
- When is the start of the rainy season in your country?
- distracting /duh -STRAK-tuhng/
- potentially /puh-TEN-shuh-lee/
- responsible /ri-SPON-suh-buhl/
- unless /uhn-LES/
- primary /PRAHY-mer-ee/
[adjective] – making it difficult for someone to give their attention to something
The loud music is very distracting.
[adverb] – possibly
Measles is a potentially fatal disease.
[adjective] – to have control and authority over something or someone and the duty of taking care of it, him, or her
We are all responsible for making this house clean.
[conjunction] – except if
You cannot enter the website unless you are 18 years old and above.
[adjective] – more important than anything else; main
Marie’s primary source of income is her bakeshop.
The World Meteorological Organization is responsible for naming all tropical systems in all ocean basins around the world. The list of Atlantic tropical storm names is repeated every six years unless a storm is so deadly or expensive that the WMO removes it from their future lists. Greek letters were used as backups once all the names of the storms on the list were exhausted. It will be replaced by a supplementary list of names that follows the same rules as the primary Atlantic hurricane season naming list, with the exception of the letters Q, U, X, Y, and Z.
- What was the announcement by World Meteorological Organization last March 17?
- Why is the Greek alphabet confusing according to WMO?
- Where was this decision made?
- What was WMO’s reason for using the Greek alphabet in the past?
- What letters were not used in the Atlantic hurricane season naming list?
- Do you think it is a good idea for storm names to be repeated every six years or not? Why or why not?
- In your opinion, why are storms named after people?
- Do you think storms have become more intense in recent years? Explain your answer.
- What can you do to prepare in advance for a storm?
- What are some essential things you would need in your house in order to be prepared for a disaster?