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Sunday, 19 February 2012

Proportion of land area covered by forest

Level: Upper intermediate / B2

Charts bin a good site with lots of visual material on environmental (and other) issues.
Have a look at this map of Proportion of Land Area Covered by Forest and then answer these questions:
1) Which European country has the largest percentage of forest cover?
2) Who has more forest cover - the USA or Canada?
3) Which countries have zero forest cover?!
4) By how much did forest cover fall in Brazil from 1990 to 2010?
5) True or false: forest cover in the UK has fallen

Answers below!

1) Finland
2) Canada
3) Oman, Greenland
4) From 69% to 65.6%
5) False

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