Air in Mongolia – level 1

13-12-2017 07:00

The air is bad in Mongolia. It is polluted. Around 1,200 people die because of it every year. Around 120 of them are children.

Ulaanbaatar is the Mongolian capital. Around 1.3 million people live there. The temperatures can drop to -30° Celsius there. People want to keep their homes warm. One half of them burn coal, plastic and tyres.

The air pollution in Ulaanbaatar is five times worse than in Beijing, China. The situation is worst in the mornings.

Difficult words: polluted (dangerously dirty), coal (a type of black rock which can burn – be on fire), tyre (the black rubber around a wheel – one of the car’s four circles).

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