Lightning – The Underrated Killer

There are 6 sentences which are the summery of each paragraph. match the summeries and the paragraphs.

A  A numerical strategy to estimate the distance

B  The fatal season and the rate of death toll in recent time

C  The different ways  that the attractive lightening get its victims

D  By avoiding metal made objects at home during thunder strike the number of tolls wane

E  Comfort zone is determined by the sound

F  The good time to emerge

Question No. /

Summer is the peak season for one of the nation’s deadliest weather phenomena – lightning. In the United States, an average of 66 people is killed each year by lightning. In 2004, there were 32 deaths attributed to lightning, down from 44 thanks in part to increased education and safety. In 2005, there were 43 confirmed deaths and 172 confirmed injuries. The injury number is likely far lower than it actually is because many people do not seek help or doctors do not report it as a lightning injury.

Lightning is a serious danger. In the United States, there are an estimated 25 million cloud-to ground lightning flashes each year. Lightning can be fascinating to watch, but it is also extremely dangerous. Few people really understand the dangers of lightning. Although some victims are struck directly by the main lightning strike, many victims are struck as the current moves in and along the ground.While almost all people take some protective actions during the most dangerous part of thunderstorms, many leave themselves vulnerable to being struck by lightning as thunderstorms approach, depart, or are nearby.

Lightning can strike as far as 10 miles away from the rain area in a thunderstorm. That’s about the distance you can hear thunder. When a storm is 10 miles away, it may even be difficult to tell a storm is coming. If you can hear thunder, you are within striking distance. Seek safe shelter immediately! The first strike of lightning is just as deadly as the last.

Use the 30-30 rule where visibility is good and there is nothing obstructing your view of the thunderstorm. When you see lightning, count the time until you hear thunder. If that time is 30 seconds or less, the thunderstorm is within 6 miles of you and is dangerous. Seek shelter immediately.

The threat of lightning continues for a much longer period than most people think. Wait at least 30 minutes after the last clap of thunder before leaving shelter. Don’t be fooled by sunshine or blue sky!

Inside homes, people must also be aware of ways to reduce their risk of lightning strikes. They should stay away from windows and doors and avoid contact with anything that conducts electricity lightning is a dangerous threat to people in the United States, particularly those outside in the summer. By using common sense, the number of lightning deaths can be greatly reduced.

 

Word

Meaning

Example

phenomenon (noun)

something that happens or exists in society, science, or nature, especially something that is studied because it is difficult to understand

the growing phenomenon of telecommuting Homelessness is not a new phenomenon.

 attribute something to somebody

to believe or say that a situation or event is caused by something.

The fall in the number of deaths from heart disease is generally attributed to improvements in diet.

 confirm (verb)

to show that something is definitely true, especially by providing more proof

New evidence has confirmed the first witness’s story.

estimate (noun)

a calculation of the value, size, amount etc of something made using the information that you have, which may not be complete 

We just need an estimate of the number of people who will come.

 strike (verb)

to hit or fall against the surface of something 

She fell heavily, striking her head against the side of the boat.

vulnerable (adjective)

someone who is vulnerable can be easily harmed or hurt 

He took advantage of me when I was at my most vulnerable.

clap (noun)

a sudden loud noise 

clap of thunder

 conduct (verb)

to manage or organize something

In future, Mr O'Reilly will conduct his business within the rules and regulations.

 

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ماژیک فسفری

با استفاده از ماژیک فسفری می توانید کلمات و بخش های مهم را برای خود علامت گذاری نمایید و هنگام پاسخ به آزمون از آنها استفاده کنید. برای از بین بردن بخش های رنگی دوباره روی آن کلیک نمایید.

دفترچه یادداشت

هر تعدادی که دوست دارید دفترچه یادداشت ایجاد کنید و نکات مهم را در آن بنویسید.
برای استفاده از دفترچه یادداشت بر روی قسمتی از درس یا آزمون که می خواهید در آنجا نکته ی مهمی را قرار دهید کلیک نمایید.سپس در آن قسمت یک دفترچه یادداشت جدید ایجاد میشود و با کلیک بر روی آن می توانید بازش کنید و نکته های مهم را بنویسید.