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Into the Sandstorm
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ID: 1419 Upper Intermediate
For anyone who has ever woken up to find their car covered in sand, the situation covered in today's lesson will be a familiar one. In some parts of the world, like Italy, France, and northern China, sandstorms are a part of the weather, even if the nearest desert lies hundreds of miles away. Today we'll be teaching you how to discuss this very particular meteorological phenomenon.
Tue May 18 2010 | Jenny, John
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nǐ zhǔnbèi chūmén ma ？jīntiān néngjiàndù hěn dī ，nǐ xiǎoxīn yīdiǎn 。
Are you getting ready to go out? Visibility is really low today. Be careful.
ng4 。lǎopó ，wǒ de chōngfēngyī fàng nǎr le ？
I will. Honey, where did you put my ski jacket?
zài dàyīguì lǐ 。jīntiān zěnme xiàng lǒngzhào zhe yī céng wù shìde ？
It's in the wardrobe. Why does today seem like it's shrouded in a layer of fog?
tiānqì yùbào shuō ，jīntiān de kōngqì zhìliàng hěn chà 。bùguò zhè kě bùshì wù ，shì shāchén 。
The weather report today said that the air quality was really bad. But this isn't fog, it's sand dust.
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