© Dan Avila via BBC Travel
- Do you like visiting old or historic places?
- Where do you live and what is it known for?
- example /ig-ZAM-puhl/
- semi- /SEM-ee/
- valley /VAL-ee/
- waterfall /WAW-ter-fawl/
- crowd /kroud/
[noun] – something that is typical of the group of things that it is a member of
This book is one example of his works.
[prefix] – half or partly
You may attend the party in semi-formal clothes.
[noun] – an area of low land between hills or mountains, often with a river running through it
The river flooded the valley yesterday.
[noun] – water, especially from a river or stream, dropping from a higher to a lower point, sometimes from a great height
From here, you can see a beautiful view of the waterfall.
[noun] – a large group of people who have come together
A crowd gathered in the plaza.
Stromatolites, the preserved evidence of the Earth’s oldest lifeforms, were discovered in the Pilbara rock so old that it has no fossils. They date back to about 3.6 billion years ago. The region’s huge iron-rich rock formations that scientists call the best-preserved example of the world’s most ancient crust existed before life itself. Despite its appearance as a semi-dry desert, the Pilbara has one of the world’s most magnificent national parks. Ancient valleys and sheer-sided depths lie beneath Karijini National Park, hiding beautiful waterfalls and crystal-clear ponds.
The Pilbara’s long history adds to its beauty. There are no crowds, fences, buildings, or other modern-day attractions; instead, you’ll find an ancient site guarded as the starting point of your journey.
True or False:
- The Pilbara region of Western Australia is believed to be one of the world’s oldest places.
- Stromatolites were discovered in the Pilbara rock.
- Stromatolites date back to about 4.6 billion years ago.
- The region’s huge iron-rich rock formations existed before life itself.
- The Pilbara does not have any national parks.
Fill in the blanks:
- Many say that Venezuela has the most beautiful _______ in the world.
- Could you give me an _______ of Natsume Sōseki’s novel?
- The paint is still _______ wet. Don’t touch it yet.
- He stood proudly in front of the _______.
- The villagers have lived in this _______ since ancient times.