English Admin – Learning English text types. The previous article in example of news item text about tornado, we have show you how a news is written. Today we have the same topic but in different types of text. Mostly writing report text is about natural phenomena.
This is an example of report text about tornado. Report text is a short objective essay. It is written based on certain research. So this text is very often found for an academic writing sample.
What is a tornado? Example of Report text
Tornadoes are known as one of the most damaging disasters. What is the description of tornadoes? A tornado is a very powerful column of winds which spirals around a center of low atmospheric pressure. A tornado will look like a large black funnel which hangs down from a storm cloud.
The name “tornado” derives from the Latin “tonare”. It means “to thunder.” While the Spanish developed the word into “tornear” which means “to turn or twist”. This is why a tornado is sometimes called twister or cyclone.
The winds inside a twister can spin around at speeds up to 500 miles an hour, but it usually travels at roughly 300 miles an hour. This speed twisting makes a tornado the most dangerous storm.
The average tornado has a diameter of about 200 to 300 yards. The smaller tornadoes are known as satellite tornadoes. These small offspring, about 50 yards across, can be very fierce and do lots of damage.