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Interactive video lesson plan for: Snow falls in the desert. Learn: mirage, blanketed, sub-zero temperatures, to seek shelter

Activity overview:

Words in the News (14th January 2015): Desert snows
For vocabulary and exercises: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/witn/ep-150114

Transcript

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.

Vocabulary

mirage
something that looks real but is not really there

blanketed
covered

sub-zero temperatures
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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