Why Do Hurricanes Have Names?


Listening — Advanced Level
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Watch the video and answer the questions

  1. It's   when we name hurricanes.

  2. Places with a lot of hurricane activity have been naming them since   .

  3. Names of hurricanes were named after   .

  4. It gets even more confusing if there are   storms.

  5. Occasionally, the storms have been named after   .

  6. Eventually, meteorologists started unofficially naming these huge destructive storms after their   .

  7. In 1950, storms were named in alphabetical order based on   .

  8. In   , female names were used.

  9. At present, there are   different lists used in rotation.


Practice your writing skills by discussing the questions below

  1. Why do hurricanes/storms have names?

  2. What was the most dangerous/damaging storm in your area? Describe it and what impact it had on your community.


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