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- metropolis /mi-TROP-uh-lis/
- entice /en-TAHYS/
- vista /VIS-tuh/
- lagoon /luh-GOON/
- vulnerable /VUHL-ner-uh-buhl/
[noun] – city
The mayor wants the city to be known as a food metropolis.
[verb] – to attract someone to a particular place or activity by offering something pleasant or advantageous
Advertisements are used to entice people to avail services.
[noun] – a view, especially a beautiful view from a high position
The street’s main selling point is its vista of the buildings, including its famous cathedral.
[noun] – an area of sea water separated from the sea by a reef (= a line of rocks and sand)
We can ask the guides to lead us to the secret lagoon.
[adjective] – able to be easily physically or mentally hurt, influenced, or attacked
Recent studies say that children under the age of 10 are the most vulnerable to the disease.
The Maldives is one of the world’s most climate-vulnerable countries. Eighty percent of the country’s land area is less than one meter above sea level, and with levels expected to rise by a meter by the end of the century, nearly the entire country might be drowned. However, if a city floats, it may rise with the tide. According to Koen Olthuis, head of Waterstudio, this represents “new hope” for the Maldives’ more than 500,000 residents.
- What is your favorite spot in your neighborhood? Why do you like it?
- Which places do you visit first while visiting a new city?
- If you were to visit the floating city of the Maldives, what would you do there?
- Is it wise to construct floating cities on a land mass at the risk of drowning?
- What major differences would there be between a floating city and a normal one?
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