Look Jess, it's still raining hard, you'll get absolutely ..1.. . You're not seriously planning to walk home, are you?
Yes, I am. This ..2.. ..3... It was built years ago and its ..4.. is full of holes. I've already waited here for ages.
2 bushokje, abri
3 nutteloos, waardeloos
I would have brought my dad's gigantic ..5.. ..6.. if I'd known. Easily big enough to keep both of us ..7..!
5 golf (spel)
But you didn't bring it so I'm just going to get soaked. See you tomorrow.
On the bus ...
Hey Donny, over here! Wait a ..8.., ..9.. me move my wet things so you can share this ..10... There you go.
8 hier: eventjes, eenogenblik
9 (toe)laten / liettoe / toegelaten
Thanks Cat. This weather is ..11..! I've never ..12.. so much rain.
Oh, I have. It always rained really heavily when I lived in Scotland.
Well it hasn't stopped raining here since last Monday, which must be a ..13... We've had torrential rain for over a week.
I know ... My cat's just had kittens. And they were born in our shoe cupboard, so I haven't been able to get my ..14.. out for three days!
Wow, amazing. How many did she have? Do you need any help finding homes for them?
Thanks for the ..15.., I'll let you know. She only had six this time. It would have been seven, but one of them died in my hands just after it was born.
Oh, I'm so sorry. You have my sympathy, but there probably wasn't anything you could have done. Natural selection and all that.
Oh yeah, I knew perfectly well that they wouldn't all ..16.. . I was told that they never do. Here's our stop ... Why don't you ..17.. now and see the kittens? They're really sweet.
I'd love to but … well, maybe I shouldn't come to your place today. Jess and I haven't ..18.. very … for a while. I think she'd be very ..19.. .
I'm sorry about that but honestly, Donny, I simply don't understand. What is her problem? It's a totally ..20.. invitation to see Sugar's kittens. It's not like I've ever tried to steal you away from Jess.
I know that, Cat, you know that. She wouldn't see it that way. She takes everything so seriously. All of life's disasters seem to ..21.. her personally.
Poor old Jess, how awful for her! Would you like me to speak to her? She should have learned by now that I'm not a ..22...
No, she'd misunderstand anything that was said right now, but OK. I'll come in with you for a ..23.. .
Great! ..24.. for the ..25.. by the front door. You see why I'm missing my wellies...
Jess? You all right?
No! I've just got home and seen the news! Those terrible bush fires in Australia! Isn't that where Sophie's gone?
What? I mean, who? I don't know, I don't think so … listen, I can see why you're upset but Jess, this is really ..26...
All those people were burnt to ..27.. . Children were killed, homes were ..28.. . Don't you care? Check it out on Reuters, it's a ..29.. story. Where are you anyway?
While Britain has witnessed the worst rain since ..3.. began, some ..4.. of Australia have had no rain at all. Very ..5.. temperatures and strong winds created firestorms, and everything in their path was ..6.. . Trees ..7.. from the heat, birds ..8.. from the sky and ash fell as fires burned across 115 ..9.. of ..10.., ..11.. and villages.
3 hier: registratie
4 regio, streek
5 hier: hard
6 vernielen, verwoesten
8 hier: vallen
It was ..12.. that at least 108 people have died in bush fires in Victoria, South Australia. Firefighters warned that this number was expected to ..13.. higher as they ..14.. looking for at least 100 people still missing in the ruins of houses.
Local people were warned ..15.. recently that Victoria badly needed rain. Bush fires are a natural ..16.. in Australia, but the drought, warm winds and recent extremely hot weather have created conditions that have made fires bigger than ever before.
At least 750 homes were destroyed as the fires burned through towns and farmland. Whole towns were ruined, with photographs of the region showing the blackened earth and buildings where fields and villages used to ..17.. .
17staan / stond(en) / gestaan
..18.. described huge walls of flame that raced 'like a train' across the ..19.. .
Marie Capaldi was staying at a friend's house in Kinglake when a man arrived with his baby daughter, saying his wife and other child were missing.
'He was so upset, and he just stood there and he said "Look, I've lost my wife, I've lost my other kid. I just need you to save my daughter",' she told the website of Melbourne Age.
Chris Hanley, who has lived in Kinglake for 22 years, said: 'It's going to take a long time for the farmland to ..20.. . I've never seen so much ..21.. damage in all my life.'
..22.. to national ..23.. described how they were ..24.. in swimming pools as flames approached their homes, and how children were terrified by the powerful winds, the incredible heat and a strange orange light in the sky.
24 (zich) verstoppen / verstopte(n) / verstopt
Authorities said that the whole country should be ..25.. of the hard work thousands of ..26.. have done over the past few days.
Four main fires continue to burn, but forecasts for the next few weeks promise firefighters some hope, firefighter Bruce Esplin said on Wednesday. 'We see a very bright light at the end of the ..27.. now,' Mr Esplin told reporters.
Victoria Police Superintendent Rod Collins said police would go on looking for missing people, a job that could continue for another three weeks.
He said roads into villages and towns would open as quickly as possible when all the fires were under control, but that came with a ..28... 'Our advice is if people are going there just to have a look at what damage the fire has caused, they're not welcome,' he said.
Mr Esplin ..29.. the warning, but ..30.. people that tourists were needed by local ..31.. .
'If you're just being nosy, stay away. If you're going back as a ..32.., you're more than welcome.'
Yes, of course I have! I rang her first. I was told she's in meetings this afternoon and her mobile isn't on. I couldn't ..13.. any of my brothers, either. I left a ..14.. on Mum's voicemail but I don't know how quickly she can get home. Lots of trains were ..15.. earlier, because of water on the ..16.. lines.
15 annuleren, schrappen
You should have called the ..17.. immediately. Do it now. They have massive ..18... And why don't you start putting a few valuables into a bag? I'll be there as soon as I can, OK?
Ten minutes later ...
Oh Donny, there you are! Look, the river water is coming in over the ..19.. and my piano is in the ..20.. . It'll be ruined! I should have moved it but … I tried but it was too heavy for me.
No, you couldn't have done it ..21.. . Maybe I should have called Spud and Darren? The staircase is very ..22.. and the ..23.. are too steep, but three of us could probably have ..24.. it ..25.. a table …
Donny, I think it's too late. There's ..26.. water all over the floor already, look! It's going to ..27.. everything, the ..28.. , the ..29.. , all our ..30.. … Listen! Help has arrived … thank goodness!
What? Oh no, the cat! And her kittens! Oh, the poor things! Donny, they'll drown!
Don't worry, I'll ..31.. them!
Right you are, young lady. The water's ..32.. . Get out of here – no time to lose!
32stijgen / steeg (stegen) /gestegen
But I can't! Donny … the kittens … if they …
No ifs, no buts – out! We were trained to deal with this. You too, young man.
I've got them, Cat! They're all safe, take these two carefully, be ..33.. …