Lake in the Czech Republic – level 2

14-02-2017 15:00

The Lipno Dam is located in the south of the Czech Republic, and people transformed it into an amazing icy track. Local firefighters and volunteers maintain it. Some 10,000 people have already visited nature’s gift.

The head firefighter of a town at the lake was interviewed. He said that the idea came from the people who wanted to make the area more interesting for tourists. The frozen lake is surrounded by the Šumava Mountains. It is the perfect place for skating for tourists from Prague, who normally visit the lake in spring or summer.

Difficult words: dam (a wall which holds water to make a lake), volunteer (a person who does something without being paid), maintain (to keep something in good condition).

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