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Around the world people experience many examples of extreme weather, such as tornadoes, blizzards, thunderstorms and heatwaves. These phenomena can be unexpected and unpredictable, so here are seven extreme weather idioms to help you weather even the wildest storm!
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With the drop of temperatures, our word of the week had to be weather. The origin of this word is the Old English weder; related to Old Saxon wedar, Old High German wetar and Old Norse vethr.
In case you missed this week’s Words of the Day, here’s a reminder:
Spanish word of the week: campo
This week's Spanish word of the week is campo, a masculine noun that means country, countryside or field.
French word of the week:
This week's French word of the week is lever, a verb that can translate as to lift, raise or rise.
Read this week's Language Learners blogs to find out more about these words and how to use them.
The word talk is frequently used in English, yet there are many other different words you can use instead to be more specific and make your writing more interesting.
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