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Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Andes glaciers melting

Level: Advanced / C1

Glaciers in the Andes have melted significantly.
Read this article about the glaciers and answer these questions:
1) Why are the glaciers so important?
2) How many glaciers were studied?
3) True or false: low-level glaciers are melting more quickly
4) Could the retreat of the glaciers be due to lower rainfall?
5) Where was the world's highest ski run?

Answers below!


1) They provide fresh water for millions of people
2) About half of all Andean glaciers
3) True
4) No - there has been little change in rainfall
5) Chacaltaya glacier, Bolivia

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