英会話ブログ その619     Typhoon 8, What happened ? (1)

2015/03/04

The weather forecasters really played up Typhoon 8, calling it a monster storm, 5 times the size of Germany.

An ominous image of it was taken from the ISS (International Space Station) orbiting in space, and this pic appeared all over the internet.

To be frank, this photo which shows a gigantic swirling mass of clouds with the dark oval shaped "eye" clearly visible in the center of the storm is scary.

Perhaps, for many of us, this was the first time to see such a distressing photograph of a typhoon of this enormous magnitude, hovering over the Pacific while on its collision course with Japan.  We were told it would engulf the whole country.                                      (V.C)


英会話表現&英単語
weather forecaster                 天気予報士
play up Typhoon 8                  台風8号を囃したてる
5 times the size of Germany        ドイツの5倍の大きさ
ominous image                      不気味な画像
orbit in space                     宇宙を旋回する
to be frank                        率直に言って
swirl                              渦を巻く
engulf                             のみ込む

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