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- When is the driest month in your country?
- What was the highest temperature recorded in your country this month?
- glacier /GLEY-sher/
- remedy /REM-i-dee/
- frost line /FROST lahyn/
- upright /UHP-rahyt/
- cost-effective /KOST-i-FEK-tiv/
[noun] – a large mass of ice that moves slowly
They built artificial glaciers to solve water shortages.
[noun] – a successful way of curing an illness or dealing with a problem or difficulty
Finding a remedy for unemployment is not easy.
[noun] – the depth to which the groundwater in soil is expected to freeze
Make sure the pipes are placed below the frost line.
[adverb] – vertical and as straight as possible
Despite her injury, she tried to sit upright in bed.
[adjective] – if an activity is cost-effective, it is good value for the amount of money paid
It would be more cost-effective to buy the products in bulk.
Engr. Sonam Wangchuk created the ice stupas in 2013, but the glaciers are still in their developing stage. On the other hand, Aberdeen’s Cryosphere and Climate Change research group is improving the technology to use it more widely. “Our research has shown that mountain glaciers in Ladakh are retreating at an increasing rate, so it is clear that interventions such as ice stupas are essential,” said Prof. Matteo Spagnolo from the university team. The artificial glaciers can discharge millions of liters of water each year, and researchers believe that their structure makes them efficient, cost-effective, and simple to administer.
- Where is Ladakh located?
- During which months do the villages in Ladakh experience severe water shortages?
- When do the artificial glaciers release meltwater?
- When did Engr. Sonam Wangchuk create the ice stupas?
- What is Aberdeen’s Cryosphere and Climate Change research group currently improving?
- Has your country experienced a water shortage? Please tell me more about it.
- How do you conserve water?
- What would you do if your water supply got cut?
- In your opinion, will ice stupas be a permanent solution to the water crisis in Ladakh?
- Aside from global warming, what other factors do you think affect or cause a water shortage?