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Vocabulary Lesson The Bermuda Triangle

English vocabulary lesson with words connected to the 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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