Fun Facts About Lightning (B2)

Before you watch/listen:

You are going to listen to a short talk about lightning. Do you think these sentences are true or false:

  1. Serious injuries from lightning strikes are very common 

  2. Lightning strikes produce a lot of electricity

  3. Lightning bolts very long

Now listen to Fun Facts About Lightning and complete this worksheet.

How long is a lightning bolt?

How long is a lightning bolt?

True Stories? (B1+)
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ESOL resources to help develop English language skills.

Theme: Strange news stories, tall tales & urban myths. Some are true, some are partly true, some are not true at all

Language Level: Intermediate/Upper Intermediate (CEFr B1/B2)

Skills Practice: Reading & Listening, Writing, Speaking & Use of English

TESOL resources: text & audio files, worksheets, teaching notes & extension materials.

Topics include - a falling cow, a flying garden chair, a $64 million dollar pair of trousers, an unwelcome wedding guest.

Sample: There Goes the Bridegroom

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Lightning Never Strikes Twice? (B2)

In 1942 lightning struck Roy C. Sullivan for the first time. The US park ranger was working up in a lookout tower when a bolt shot through his leg. It knocked his big toenail off.

‘I was lucky,’ Roy told his friends. ‘I can live without one big toenail. And at least it won’t happen again! Lightning never strikes twice in the same place.’

But is that true?

Lightning Strikes Worksheet

True Stories? (B1+)
1.99 5.99

ESOL resources to help develop English language skills.

Theme: Strange news stories, tall tales & urban myths. Some are true, some are partly true, some are not true at all

Language Level: Intermediate/Upper Intermediate (CEFr B1/B2)

Skills Practice: Reading & Listening, Writing, Speaking & Use of English

TESOL resources: text & audio files, worksheets, teaching notes & extension materials.

Topics include - a falling cow, a flying garden chair, a $64 million dollar pair of trousers, an unwelcome wedding guest.

Sample: There Goes the Bridegroom