Severe Weather

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In China and the Philippines typhoon Megi is destroying people’s homes and flooding the cities and countryside. Is this type of severe weather normal for this time of year? Is the weather becoming more severe?

Look at the vocabulary::

Noun Phrases

more severe weather
pretty much the same weather pattern
less severe weather

Sentences

The occurrence of severe weather seems to be becoming more frequent.
The weather pattern seems to be staying pretty much the same.
The occurrence of severe weather seems to be becoming less frequent.

Infinitives

to increase – to become more frequent

to decrease – to become less frequent

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