ESL, Niveau avancé

Vocabulary Practice: Avalanches (1)

Avalanches are large amounts of snow that forcefully slide down the side of a ..........
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Avalanches often catch people by surprise and they might end up ......... under a huge pile of snow if they happen to get caught in one.
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Sometimes, scientists are able to ......... an avalanche before it happens. This is good news for many outdoor enthusiasts.
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However, people are often ......... that one is about to take place because mountain weather can change so quickly.
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Skiers and snowboarders have to be extremely ......... and careful about taking part in recreational activities in backcountry areas.
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Avalanches are sometimes ......... by loud sounds.
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In addition, many other ......... cause avalanches.
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For example, wind ......... and slope angles are just two of the factors that must be taken into account when considering avalanches.
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Experts say that if you find yourself buried under an avalanche, you should dig the snow away from your head in order to make a ......... area for yourself.
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Some people who frequent dangerous, backcountry areas often carry signal devices with them so thattheir companions can ......... them down if they do encounter an avalanche.
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