Words in the News (14th January 2015): Desert snows
For vocabulary and exercises: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/witn/ep-150114
Is it a mirage? No, it really is snowing in the desert.
For the third year running, parts of Saudi Arabia have been blanketed.
This year has been particularly cold – sub-zero temperatures have forced shepherds and their camels into their tents to seek shelter.
But some people are enjoying the wintry weather. These men are certainly making the most of it.
something that looks real but is not really there
colder than 0° centigrade
to seek shelter
to look for somewhere safe
making the most of
using something while it lasts
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