Class created on 25/07/2021
|Headline||This is the title to the story. It is written in large letters at the top of the page to introduce you to the article.|
|Article||This is the story in the newspaper or a piece of writing.|
|To contend with||To deal with something. You have to accept it and deal with it / get through it.|
|Temperature||How hot or cold it is.|
|Soaring temperature||The temperature is very high and increasing very quickly.|
|Moisture in the air. There is a lot of water in the air that makes you sweat very easily. It can make it feel hotter.|
|Oppressive humidity||The humidity is very high. Uncomfortably high.|
Similar meaning to humid: Sticky
As well as saying humid, you can also say it is very sticky. This is because when it is humid, you will sweat a lot and your clothes will get wet from sweating too much and stick to you.
Similar phrases that mean very hot
|Baking hot||It’s boiling|
|It’s sweltering||It’s a sizzler|
|It’s a scorcher||It’s roasting|
Main article vocabulary
|Intense heat||It is very hot. Uncomfortably hot.|
|Strain on something||To put pressure on something. To make it more difficult.|
|Over-heating||Something becomes too hot.|
|Regular intervals||An interval is a break or pause. If it is regular, something happens very often. An example could be to drink water every 30 minutes.|
Not only do the Athletes have the pressure of performing and doing their best, but at Tokyo 2020 the athletes are also having to contend with intense heat and humidity. With humidity levels above 80%, it puts a strain on the Athletes body when they try to perform outdoors.
When humidity levels are very high, your body can’t properly cool itself and over-heating can easily happen.
Doctors recommend drinking water at regular intervals to help prevent the body from overheating.
The heat is on
This means that the situation is becoming more difficult.