Skiing in Africa – level 2

27-08-2021 07:00

When you imagine Africa, you probably imagine white sandy beaches or lions wandering across savannas. Surprisingly, the continent is also attractive for skiers who are looking for more unusual destinations.

There are five mountain ranges in Africa which have enough snow for skiing. One of them is the mountain kingdom of Lesotho in southern Africa. People are surprised how good the snow is. Under a bright sun, skiers and snowboarders can enjoy the snow which they would expect to find in the Alps.

Last year was very bad for the resort in Lesotho. Many places closed, and it was not possible to travel to Africa because of the coronavirus. Usually, around 17,000 people visit the place every year. In 2020, there were almost no visitors, and this year, the number of visitors was about a half of the usual number.

Difficult words: savanna (a dry area where only grass grows, and there are almost no trees), destination (a famous place to visit), resort (a place where people usually go for holidays).

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