Cows in Switzerland – level 1

12-10-2021 15:00

People know Switzerland for Swiss cheese. The cheese comes from cow’s milk. The cows are in pastures in the Swiss Alps. They are about 1,800 metres above sea level. There are ponds for the cows up there. Normally, there is water for drinking.

However it is summer now and it is hot. In this part of Europe, it is extreme. It never rains.

There is almost no water in those ponds for the cows. People must help them. Helicopters fly up there with water. One helicopter can carry 800 litres per trip.

Difficult words: pasture (land covered with grass), pond (a small lake; space in the ground with water).

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