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Famous Things

Int – High Int

Teens & Adults

Grades 6–12

In this lesson, students learn about the science behind tornadoes. This lesson includes a reading (with audio), comprehension questions, vocabulary review tasks, and discussion questions.

  • debris
  • funnel
  • short-lived
  • peak
  • updraft
  • vortex
  • rotating
  • downdraft
  • meteorologist
  • take shelter
  • phrasal verbs
PDF Content
  • warm-up
  • reading
  • vocabulary review tasks
  • comprehension questions
  • phrasal verbs
  • discussion
  • group activity
  • diagram
Task Content
  • Warm-Up(Reference)
  • Vocabulary Preview A(Matching)
  • Vocabulary Preview B(Matching)
  • Read & Listen(Reference)
  • True or False(True or False)
  • Comprehension(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Vocabulary Review A(Matching)
  • Vocabulary Review B(Type in the Blanks)
  • Discussion(Reference)
  • Personal Response(Speaking Task)