Orange Snow – level 2

12-02-2021 15:00

Every year, winds from Africa bring dust and sand from the Sahara Desert to Europe. It is nothing unusual, but this year is different because the wind is very strong.

Last weekend, people across many parts of Europe could enjoy an amazing view. Skies in Switzerland and other countries turned orange. There was so much dust in the air that it covered the snow and it seemed that the snow was orange. Skiers in the Swiss Alps were excited and they enjoyed skiing in orange snow.

The dust made the air in Europe very dirty, but scientists said that it was not dangerous for people. The specks of dust were really big and people could not breathe them in.

Difficult words: dust (small pieces of Earth or something else which are in the air or on things), desert (a large area where the weather is hot and dry, and a lot of sand is there), speck (one piece of dust).

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