Ice in Greenland – level 2

13-08-2019 07:00

There was a heat wave over Europe which later moved over Greenland. The island country is covered almost entirely in ice but because of the heat, nearly 57% of the ice started melting.

Around 11 billion tons of ice were lost into the ocean in just one day. That is around 4 million Olympic-size swimming pools.

Difficult words: heat wave (a time when it is really hot), heat (hotness, the opposite of cold), melt (turn to water).

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