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''Let nature be your teacher''
William Wordsworth, poet, 1770-1850

''Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift''
Albert Einstein, physicist, 1879-1955

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P.M. Roget, lexicographer, 1779-1869

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Yellowstone slide show

Level: Advanced / C1

Here are some great photos of Yellowstone National Park.
Read the text which is with each photo and then answer these questions:
1) In which state is Yellowstone National Park?
2) What is a caldera?
3) How high can Old Faithful reach?
4) What gives Grand Prismatic Spring its orange colour?
5) What is a confluence?


1) Wyoming
2) The collapsed cone of a supervolcano
3) 55m
4) Pigmented bacteria
5) Where two rivers meet

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