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Touchstone 2nd Edition • Language summary • Level 3

Unit 3 • Lesson B: Natural wonders
Vocabulary
Natural wonders
archipelago (n)
beach (n)
coast (n)
continent (n)
desert (n)
glacier (n)
island (n)
lake (n)
mountain (n)
mountain range (n)
ocean (n)
rain forest (n)
reef (n)
river (n)

Adjectives of measurement
high (8,850 meters high) (adj)
wide (29 kilometers wide) (adj)

Units of measurement
Celsius (48°C / 48 degrees Celsius)
Fahrenheit (120°F / 120 degrees Fahrenheit)
0°C = 32°F
1 square kilometer = 0.386 square miles

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