Question 20 - Reading: Level E Practice Test for the TABE Test

What is the purpose of the bolded words in the text provided?

As the Earth’s temperature warms and weather patterns change, storms are becoming stronger. One of the most damaging types of storm is the tropical cyclone. A tropical cyclone is a storm that starts over warm ocean waters. This type of storm has different names in different parts of the world. Tropical cyclones that form in the Atlantic Ocean are known as hurricanes. If the storm starts in the western Pacific Ocean, it is called a typhoon. In the Indian Ocean, these storms are called cyclones. No matter the name, these storms have strong winds and can bring a lot of rain. They can also push the ocean water over which they travel into land. This is known as storm surge.

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