English Listening Podcast | Tornados | 51
In this English listening podcast, Rachel and Emma share their stories and fear of severe weather and tornados. Tornados are common in parts of the U.S. during the spring and early summer. This episode has a lot of vocabulary for expressing things you are afraid of and describing bad weather.
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Welcome to Dialogue Frog's English listening podcast. My name is Rachel. I'm here with Emma. Emma, how are you?
It's spring time. You know what that means?
Anxiety and hiding in the basement.
Yeah. Pretty much sums it up. It's it's tornado season.
I really hate tornado season.
Yeah, I didn't use to, but since I had a, almost a run in with one a few years ago, I've I've become-
-the same way.
That was scary. That was so scary.
Yeah. It only takes once.
It does. I'm, I'm traumatized.
It's funny having been born knowing the danger of, of dangerous thunderstorms and certainly tornados, you kind of underestimate it until it happens to you.
You know what, though? I really appreciate kind of the times that we live in because the weather service and the weather technology is so robust and accurate, um, you can get early warning for-
A lot of advanced warning.
A lot of advanced warning, like days ahead, they can know that there's probably going to be bad weather and you can plan early.
Yeah, it is absolutely terrifying when you know, a tornado is coming for you, but also really, really interesting 'cause the nerd in me just wants to stand outside and take pictures.
Do not stand outside and take pictures of the tornado.
It looks really cool.
It does though. The sky gets green.
The sky gets like a grayish green and then the air gets very, very still and nothing moves, not a single leaf on a single tree moves.
I hate that.
Yeah. The scary ones are what they call a rain wrapped tornado and sometimes not even the weather spotters can find them.
The scariest- I've actually seen, like before the tornado touches the ground, they're called a funnel cloud, right?
So I think I've seen two funnel clouds and I never want to see a third one. Ever. I'm okay now.
Hopefully this year will be kind to us.
Oh man. That- I remember once I was driving into work and the sky was so scary, it was like, you know, in the ocean, like when you get the waves, like especially the waves that, that surfers like where it's that large wave that kind of curls up.
The sky looked like that.
A wall cloud?
No, I don't think it was a wall cloud. It was just the rotation-
Look- made it look like the ocean in the sky and it was this horrible green color.
And the sky should not be green.
No, it should not. It's the hallmark of severe weather.
Ah, that was scary.
Okay. Well happy spring!
Happy spring, everybody!
This has been another English shadowing practice podcast on Dialogue Frog.
You know what that means?
sums it up
You know what, though?
the times that we live in
the nerd in me
what they call
rain wrapped tornado
I remember once...