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Stormy Weather

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I've been reading in the news about the recent terrible weather that affected the UK. I hope it clears up a bit before I get home! Although, I do enjoy being inside on a stormy day with a film and a log fire... Here's an article which reports on the areas worst hit by the storms. Read through the article and then try to complete the gaps with the words listed below. I've given you the meanings of the missing words to help you out.

Good luck!

Lesson by Caroline

Key Words

Commuters - travellers
Affected - changed or influenced
Restrictions - limitations
Increasingly - more and more
Violent - fierce and rough
Disrupted - disordered or messed up
Village - a small town

Storm Reading

Engineers are working to reconnect power to thousands of homes cut off by _1_ storms which hit the UK.

Two men were killed on Tuesday as winds of more than 100mph _2_ travel and caused damage around the country.

In Scotland 30,000 homes and businesses are still without electricity after power lines were damaged.

In England, Southern Electric said around 4,000 properties were _3_ by power cuts across its area - from the Isle of Wight to Oxfordshire.

BBC forecasters said conditions would not be as severe as that seen on Tuesday but it will become _4_ windy throughout the day.

Winds are expected to peak into the evening and the early hours of Thursday - with gusts of up to 60mph in Pennines in England and 60 or 65mph in the Bristol Channel.

Derek White, who lives in a village near Falkirk in Scotland, told the BBC he has been without power since 09:00 GMT on Tuesday.

Mr White, a company director, said: "We do have power cuts from time to time but this has been the longest one in 22 years.

"The local fish and chip shop is doing a roaring trade - they are in an area of the _5_ where there is power."

There are still warnings of disruption on the rail network in Scotland, after trees and debris blocked many lines, and _6_ have been asked to check their journeys before travelling.

On the roads there are icy conditions in central Scotland and snow on higher stretches of the A9. In East Lothian, the A1 was closed at Dunbar because of an overturned lorry.

Speed _7_ have been put in place on the Kessock and Forth Road Bridges in Scotland due to high winds.

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