Water constantly takes part in the process which is called the water cycle. Water falls to earth as rain, snow or hail. Snow and hail melt and then flow into rivers. Most water is collected and stored in lakes, seas and oceans.
After rain, some water is taken in by plants and soil. Then the sun shines and the water evaporates from seas and oceans. At the same time the sun evaporates it from the soil and from plants too. At this stage it rises into the air, cools and turns into clouds.
Afterwards, the clouds are blown by the wind and reach the point where they turn into very small crystals. Some clouds go down where the temperature gets warmer. In fact, small droplets of water fall on earth again to continue the cycle.
1 Which words / phrases in bold help to show that
a) things happen one after another?
b) two things happen together?
c) a thing happens after some other thing that has already been mentioned?
2 Why do you think the words first and finally aren't used in the description?
3 Which verbs are used to show the change of physical state (состояние) of water?
4 Which verbs are used to show how water moves?
5 Which of the words can have more uses melt or turn into? Why?