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Re2 unit 5 storms voc[1]

  1. 1. Vocabularies Unit 5 “Storms” Reading Explorer 2 Teresa Yuh-yi Tan 談玉儀 Teresa Yuhyi Tan 12/21/11 Teresa Yuh-yi Tan 談玉儀
  2. 2. Vocabulary 1 <ul><li>blame (v.) 責備 , 指責 [(+on/for)] to believe or say that someone or something is responsible for something bad </li></ul><ul><li>catastrophic (adj.) 災難的 Something that is catastrophic involves or causes a sudden terrible disaster. </li></ul><ul><li>celsius (adj.) 百分度的 ; 攝氏的 Celsius is a scale for measuring temperature, in which water freezes at 0 degrees and boils at 100 degrees. </li></ul>Teresa Yuhyi Tan
  3. 3. Vocabulary 2 <ul><li>chaos (n) 混亂 a state of complete disorder and confusion </li></ul><ul><li>circumstance (n.) 情況 , 環境 ; 情勢 a condition that affects what happens in a particular situation </li></ul><ul><li>combination (n.) 結合 ( 體 ); 聯合 ( 體 ) a mixture of things </li></ul><ul><li>condense (v.) ( 氣體 ) 冷卻成液體 ( 或固體 ) When a gas or vapor condenses, it changes into a liquid. </li></ul>Teresa Yuhyi Tan
  4. 4. Vocabulary 3 <ul><li>current (adj.) 現今的 happening at the present time </li></ul><ul><li>cycle (n.) 週期 ; 循環 ; 一轉 a series of events or processes that are repeated again and again </li></ul><ul><li>cyclone (n.) 暴風 ; 颱風 A cyclone is a violent tropical storm in which the air goes round and round. </li></ul><ul><li>disaster (n.) 災害 , 災難 , 不幸 a very bad accident </li></ul>Teresa Yuhyi Tan
  5. 5. Vocabulary 4 <ul><li>distribute (v.) 分發 ; 分配 [(+to/among)] to give or hand out something to a number of people </li></ul><ul><li>energize (v.) 供給 ... 能量 to fill with energy, to provide power </li></ul><ul><li>engineer 工程師 , 技師 (n.) a person highly trained in science and mathematics who designs and builds machines, roads, and bridges </li></ul><ul><li>expose (v.) 揭露 , 揭發 to uncover something so it can be seen </li></ul>Teresa Yuhyi Tan
  6. 6. Vocabulary 5 <ul><li>forecast (n.) 預測 , 預報 a statement about what is expected to happen in the future, especially in regard to weather </li></ul><ul><li>humid (n. ) 潮濕的 an atmosphere of damp air or weather </li></ul><ul><li>hurricane (n.) 颶風 an extremely violent wind or storm </li></ul><ul><li>ignore (v.) 不顧 , 不理會 ; 忽視 to pay no attention to someone or something </li></ul>Teresa Yuhyi Tan
  7. 7. Vocabulary 6 <ul><li>loot (v.) 搶劫 , 洗劫 ; 強奪 to steal from stores or houses during times of great confusion, such as during a war or natural disaster </li></ul><ul><li>meteorologist (n.) 氣象學者 Meteorology is the study of the processes in the Earth's atmosphere that cause particular weather conditions, especially in order to predict the weather. </li></ul><ul><li>professional (adj.) 專業的 relating to a person’s work, especially work that requires special training or qualifications </li></ul>Teresa Yuhyi Tan
  8. 8. Vocabulary 7 <ul><li>resident (n.) 居民 The residents of a place are people who live there. </li></ul><ul><li>rotate (v.) 旋轉 , 轉動 to turn </li></ul><ul><li>sector (n.) 部分 ; 部門 a division or part of something, especially government </li></ul><ul><li>shelter (n.) 躲避處 ; 避難所 a place where people without homes can stay for a limited period of time </li></ul>Teresa Yuhyi Tan
  9. 9. Vocabulary 8 <ul><li>surge (n.) 大浪 , 波濤 A surge is a sudden powerful movement of a physical force such as wind or water. </li></ul><ul><li>tornado (n.) 龍捲風 ; 旋風 ; 颶風 A tornado is a violent wind storm consisting of a tall column of air which spins round very fast and causes a lot of damage. </li></ul><ul><li>upward (adv.) 向上的 ; 升高的 rising; going up </li></ul><ul><li>widespread (adj.) 分佈 ( 或散佈 ) 廣的 spread or existing over a large area </li></ul>Teresa Yuhyi Tan