Ice in Greenland – level 3

13-08-2019 07:00

A heat wave which smothered Europe later moved over Greenland. The island country is covered almost entirely in ice, and nearly 57% of that ice sheet reportedly showed signs of melt on Wednesday, June 31st.

More than 11 billion tons of ice reportedly went into the ocean that day alone, which is roughly equivalent to 4 million Olympic-size swimming pools.

Difficult words: smother (cover), reportedly (according to what some people say), equivalent to (being the same in quantity).

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