Flooding (Present tense)


Grammar — Intermediate Level
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Complete each sentence choosing the correct option

  1. A flood is an overflow of water that   land that is usually dry.

  2. Floods can also occur in rivers when the flow rate   the capacity of the river channel, particularly at bends or meanders in the waterway.

  3. Floods usually   on flat or low-lying areas when water is supplied by rainfall or snowmelt more rapidly.

  4. Areal floodings   in flat areas like floodplains and in local depressions not connected to a stream channel.

  5. Rapid flooding events, including flash floods, more often   near smaller rivers or rivers with steep valleys.


Practice your writing skills by discussing the questions below

  1. Does your area often get flooded? If yes, what do you normally do to prevent any damage?

  2. What are some of the most common causes of floods?


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