Rainbows are one of nature’s magic tricks. How do they form?
Got it? Check with this short quiz:
The video suggests a method to remember the order of the colours of the rainbow in English using an acronym (a word formed with the initial letters of a sentence).
Another acronym is: Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain. You can also use: Read Only Your Good Books In Venice. Or you can invent your special acronym. The classical method is the name: ROY G. BIV, as in the children’s song below.
Order the 7 colours of the rainbow. Roy G. Biv will help you!
Is it true there’s a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow?
What shape is a rainbow? Is it really an arc?
Watch this video and find out!
And here’s where you find the vocabulary you need to understand the video:
Check what you have learnt with this test:
Well done! You’ve learnt a lot. You deserve some fun.
Look at this perfect circular rainbow from a plane:
…and now watch and listen to Judy Garland singing “Over the Rainbow” from the 1939 movie “The wizard of Oz” and to Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwoʻole’s world-famous version:
Somewhere over the rainbow way up high
There’s a land that I heard of once in a lullaby
Somewhere over the rainbow skies are blue
And the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true
Someday I’ll wish upon a star
And wake up where the clouds are far behind me
Where troubles melt like lemon drops
Away above the chimney tops
That’s where you’ll find me
Somewhere over the rainbow bluebirds fly
Birds fly over the rainbow
Why then, oh, why can’t I?
If happy little bluebirds fly
Beyond the rainbow
Why, oh, why can’t I?