A dam reveals an old town – level 1

07-05-2024 07:00

It does not rain for a long time in the Philippines. In the north of the country, there is a dam. Now, the dam gets smaller. There is not enough water in it.

In the 1970s, workers build the dam. There is a town. They move the town and its people away. Now, the water is away. People can see the ruins of the town.  There is an old church and other buildings. People there are happy. They can see this old place and get more money from visitors.  Most people live from farming there. Now, they bring tourists to the town.

Many farmers grow rice in the Philippines. They need water. Now, they have problems. Neighboring countries have problems too. It is too hot for too long.  Schools close in the Philippines.  People must stay inside.

Difficult words: dam (a high wall across a river which collects water), church (a building where Christians speak to god), neighboring (a country which is next to another country).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

What have the people in the town near the dam done to adapt to the decrease in water levels?


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