Photographer Camille Seaman has been chasing storms for 5 years. In this talk she shows stunning, surreal photos of the heavens in tumult.
Watch the TED talk, listen carefully and answer the questions below:
- Where is her tribe situated?
- When did she start storm chasing?
- What percentage of supercell produce tornados?
- What has she learned to respect?
- What excites her about the storms?
Watch the video again from 01:15 to 01:58 and fill in the blanks:
And so three days later, driving very fast, I found myself (6) _________ a single type of giant cloud called the super cell, capable of producing grapefruit-size hail and (7) ___________ tornadoes, although only two percent actually do. These clouds can grow so big, up to (8) ___ miles wide and reach up to 65,000 feet into the atmosphere. They can grow so big, (9) _________ all daylight, making it very dark and (10) ________ standing under them.
True or False?
Listen to the material again and answer true or false to the following statements:
- She is an Apache Indian.
- Her Grandmother used to take her outside to look at the sky.
- She started chasing storms in 2008.
- Storm chasing is a very tactile experience.
- Her son told her she should start storm chasing.
Here are a few questions you might be asked in the IELTS Speaking Exam on the topic of weather.
1.Do you like rainy days?
Yes, I actually really enjoy rainy days because the rain makes the air seem much fresher.
2. What’s your favourite season?
I like spring because it’s when the flowers are in bloom and it’s neither too hot nor too cold.
3. Does the weather affect your mood?
I think it affects everyone’s mood to some extent. Sunny days certainly make me happier, and when it’s cloudy I feel a little lethargic.
- Long Island
- the lightning
- their movement
- 50 (fifty)
- (F) she is a Shinnecock
- (F) it was her Grandad
- (F) it was her daughter