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Episode 3: Batten down the hatches! How will the crew weather the storm? Plus, find out what you've learnt from unit 3 in our weekly quiz.

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Episode 3

It's not all plain sailing! The yacht may have been fixed but now our adventurous duo have run into a big storm. Let's check out Phil's shipping forecast in his video diary.

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Here is my shipping forecast: it's not looking good. We're in the Atlantic and there's deep depression heading our way.

In weather terms, a depression is an area of low pressure that causes wet and windy conditions. 

When the wind gets strong and the sea gets rough, we describe the wind as being gale force – so very strong.  

What else will this storm throw at us? Ah yes, rain – it's going to hammer down – so it'll be heavy and torrential. 

Well, time to batten down the hatches – I mean, prepare for difficult times. Let's hope we can weather the storm – I mean survive the difficult time. Right here goes.

Vocabulary: Storms

depression - an area of low pressure that causes cold, wind and rain

gale force - describes very strong wind that can cause damage

hammer down - describes very heavy rain

batten down the hatches - prepare for a difficult or dangerous situation

weather the storm - survive a difficult situation

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Session Vocabulary

  • depression - an area of low pressure that causes cold, wind and rain

    gale force - describes very strong wind that can cause damage

    hammer down - describes very heavy rain

    batten down the hatches - prepare for a difficult or dangerous situation

    weather the storm - survive a difficult situation