Bermuda Triangle

This lesson will help you define cause, theory, trace, incident, evidence, wreckage, vanish, mysterious, disappearance and explanation.

cause  verb  to make something bad happen

  • A huge wave caused the ship to sink.

(a) theory  noun  an idea that says how or why something happens

  • One theory is that the ship hit something underwater.

(a) trace  noun  a small sign that something has happened or been there

  • No trace of the plane was ever found.

(an) incident  noun  an event that is unpleasant or unusual

  • In the Bermuda Triangle there have been many strange incidents.

(–) evidence  uncountable noun  reasons for believing that something is or is not true

  • Two tornadoes at the same time – rubbish! Show me the evidence.

(–) wreckage  uncountable noun  what is left of something that has been badly damaged or destroyed

  • They found the wreckage of the plane in 30 metres of water.

vanish  verb  to disappear suddenly and completely

  • Three days after leaving home he vanished without a trace.

mysterious  adjective  difficult to understand or explain

  • A mysterious ship can sometimes be seen floating near the harbour.

(a) disappearance  noun  a situation in which someone or something can no longer be found or seen

  • A disappearance in or near the Bermuda Triangle always interests people.

(an) explanation  noun  a reason you give for something that has happened

  • I can’t give you any explanation for what happened.

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