English Reading Practice #11 - Typhoon Day Words
Hello again and, as always, thanks as always for reading our blog.
Did you see the typhoon that passed by Okinawa on Monday? It was a near miss! Luckily it didn't hit Naha but it was still raining heavily on-and-off all day.
Let's have a look at these key words in a few different situations.
PASS BY (also walk by, go by, drive by...)
This means the typhoon didn't go over Okinawa.
- I passed by the shops but didn't buy anything. (I walked next to the shops)
- I pass by Don Quixote on my way to English World. (My path to English World is next to Don Quixote)
- The rainclouds will pass by Okinawa quickly tomorrow. (The rainclouds move quickly over Okinawa)
This means to come very close without touching.
- Those cars had a near miss! (They almost hit each other)
- I had a near miss with a student walking in to English World. (I almost bumped into a student)
This means to touch, particularly very hard.
- Those cars hit each other! (There was a car crash)
- I hit my head on the door frame! (I am too tall and my head touched the top of the door)
- The typhoon will hit Okinawa on Wednesday. (The typhoon will come directly to Okinawa)
Rain can be heavy or light.
- We had heavy rain yesterday.
- I don't need an umbrella because it's only light rain.
- The rain may get heavier later.
This means to start and stop many times.
- I snack on-and-off during cafe time. (I eat snacks many times during cafe time)
- Rachel and Ross have and on-and-on relationship. (In the show FRIENDS the characters are sometimes good friends and sometimes fighting)
- My dogs like to sleep on-and-off throughout the day. (My dogs sleep many times during the day)
I hope you found these words useful. Let us know on social media what other weather words you like to use!
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