General comprehension according to level: e.g:
Who got wet in the storm?
How did Mary, Naeema and the students feel about the storm?
What kind of work do Mary and Naeema do? (this can be inferred but is not stated directly)
Explore language used to describe this storm: intense / sudden / fierce
Informal time expressions: 2 ish / half one.
Speaking and listening skills
Explore vague language, false starts, question tags for agreement
Listen for intonation used by listeners. mmm/ yes / yeah
Back channelling varies rising and falling intonation to show different responses e.g. surprise, interest. Ask students to practise using the same technique when listening.