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- Does it often rain in your country?
- What do you do to prepare for floods?
- rainfall /REYN-fawl/
- usual /YOO-zhoo-uhl/
- meanwhile /MEEN-hwahyl/
- warning /WAWR-ning/
- serious /SEER-ee-uhs/
[noun] – the amount of rain that falls
The heavy rainfall ruined the soccer game.
[adjective] – normal; happening, done, or used most often
I woke up earlier than usual.
[adverb] – until something expected happens, or while something else is happening
My sister went shopping. Meanwhile, I cleaned the house.
[noun] – notice of a possible danger or problem, so that it can be prevented or avoided
Our teacher gave him a warning for using his phone in class.
[adjective] – severe in effect; bad
She got serious injuries from the accident.
True or False:
- The Warragamba Dam is Sydney’s main source of water.
- There have been 15,000 evacuations in Sydney.
- 10 million except for Western Australia are put under a weather warning.
- Southeast Queensland is one of the affected areas in the floodings.
- The Hawkesbury and Nepean rivers did not reach higher levels than usual.
Fill in the blanks:
- My father came home from work later than _____.
- The police gave us a _____.
- Heavy ______ caused the floods.
- She is suffering from a _____ illness.
- They went out. _____, let’s have coffee.