PREDICTING THE WEATHER

WORD FORMATION EXERCISE

Use the word in capitals to form a word that best fits each gap, then press "Check" to check your answers.
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These days, meteorologists give us 0) reasonably REASON accurate weather forecasts. But what did we do before 1) SCIENCE used modern technology to predict the weather? Well, people looked at their 2) SURROUND to get clues about what the weather might be like. For example, the movements of clouds tell us a lot about future weather conditions. Clouds moving in different 3) DIRECT usually mean bad weather is not far off. Animal 4) BEHAVE is another good clue. Look to see where birds are flying in the air. If they are flying higher than usual, the weather will be nice. Stand still and listen. Many animals, 5) PARTICULAR birds, tend to go quiet just before it rains. How the air smells is another 6) USE indicator of future weather conditions. There is a saying, lowers smell best just before the rain'. This is because smells are stronger in humid air. One more tip; look up at the moon. If you can see it 7) CLEAR, it means that the weather has cooled and rain is 8) PROBABLE on the way. Of course, none of these methods are perfect and it would be 9) CORRECT to use them instead of modern technology. But they do have their uses. So why not learn them? You never know when they might be 10) . HELP