Words for Basic IELTS

Words for Basic IELTS - Lesson 17

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Here you will learn some English words about weather, such as "cloudy", "drought", "pour", etc. that are needed for the IELTS exam.
atmospherenoun

the different types of gases that surround the earth or other planets

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cloudy
cloudyadjective

having many clouds up in the sky

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to flood
to floodverb

to become covered or filled by water

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to freeze
to freezeverb

(of the weather) to be very cold

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hurricane
hurricanenoun

a very strong and destructive wind that moves in circles, often seen in the Caribbean

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lightning
lightningnoun

a bright flash, caused by electricity, in the sky or one that hits the ground from within the clouds

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to pour
to pourverb

to rain heavily and in a large amount

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rainfall
rainfallnoun

the amount or the event of rain falling in a particular area in a given time

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snowfall
snowfallnoun

the amount of snow that falls from the sky, or the time when it starts to snow during a period of time

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tornado
tornadonoun

a strong and dangerous type of wind, which is formed like a turning cone, usually causing damage

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avalanche
avalanchenoun

large amounts of snow falling from mountains

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blizzard
blizzardnoun

a storm with heavy snowfall and strong winds

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drought
droughtnoun

a long period of time when there is not much raining

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forecast
forecastnoun

a prediction of what will happen such as a change in the weather

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typhoon
typhoonnoun

a tropical storm with violent winds moving in a circle, occurring in West Pacific Ocean

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acid rain
acid rainnoun

rain containing a great deal of acidic chemicals, caused by air pollution, which can harm the environment

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centigrade
centigradeadjective

related to or using a temperature scale on which water boils at 100° and freezes at 0°

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cyclone
cyclonenoun

a violent storm with winds moving in circles

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downpour
downpournoun

a brief heavy rainfall

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Fahrenheit
Fahrenheitadjective

related to or using a temperature scale on which water boils at 212° and freezes at 32°

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frost
frostnoun

a weather condition during which the temperature drops below the freezing point and thin layers of ice are formed on the surfaces

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monsoon
monsoonnoun

a period in the summer during which wind blows and rain falls in India or other hot South Asian countries

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heat wave
heat wavenoun

a period of hot weather, usually hotter and longer than before

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humidity
humiditynoun

the quality or condition of being humid

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mist
mistnoun

a thin cloud of tiny drops of water or condensed vapor close to the ground or a water surface

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thunder
thundernoun

the loud crackling noise that is heard from the sky during a storm

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vapornoun

extremely small drops of liquid in the air, resulted from the heating of the liquid

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torrent
torrentnoun

a powerful stream of water or other liquid that moves very fast

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to shower
to showerverb

to rain or snow as if in a shower

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celsius
celsiusnoun

Swedish astronomer who devised the centigrade thermometer (1701-1744)

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