Thunderstorms are storms that involve the sound of thunder; they rumble and roar and then illuminate (= create light) the dark with amazing flashes of electricity (lightning).

Thunderstorms happen everywhere and at all times of the day and night and can range from being quite harmless to the most severe storms that can destroy homes and threaten lives.

Some people are terrified of thunderstorms while others really like storms. There are even some people who chase storms when they happen because they want to find out more about them.

Read the six sentences below and then listen to the video to complete the gaps with NO MORE than TWO WORDS from the video


  1. Thunderstorms are ___________________ together with lightning and thunder.

  2. Tornadoes are created in _____________________ thunderstorms.

  3. As thunderclouds fill they darken and become ___________________

  4. Thunderstorms are vital regulators of the electrical _________________ of earth and its atmosphere.

  5. Thunder is created because the speed of the electrical transfer breaks the _____________

  6. Meteorologists study weather to try and predict the _________________ of thunderstorms.

When you are ready, enter your answers in the test sheet below.

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