Lake Titicaca is getting smaller – level 1

17-11-2023 15:00

Lake Titicaca is the biggest lake in the Andes. It is in trouble.

Less rain and higher temperatures mean that the lake is drying up. Farmers have no water for their fields. Animals do not have enough water to drink. The lake is full of water for hundreds of years. But now, its dry parts are a problem. This hurts the wildlife. The lake is important for millions of people.

The weather is strange because of climate change. People cannot use boats. They walk on dry parts of the lake. If there is no water, people and animals do not have enough food and drink. Experts say that climate change is causing these problems. Unusual weather is becoming a normal thing.

Difficult words: dry up (to become completely dry), wildlife (animals who live in a place where they naturally belong), climate change (changes in weather because of the planet getting warmer).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

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