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30th November 2009

 1. POND: n [C] an area of water smaller than a lake, often artificially
a duck pond

 2. DROP: n [C] a small round-shaped amount of liquid

I thought I felt a drop of rain.

 3. DUST: n [U] dry dirt in the form of powder that covers surfaces inside
a building, or very small dry pieces of soil, sand or other substances
The furniture was covered in dust and cobwebs.

 4. HEAVY: adj weighing a lot; needing effort to move or lift

heavy equipment

 5. HAIL: n [U] small hard balls of ice which fall from the sky like rain
There was hail on the ground after the storm
 6. SNOWFLAKE: n [C] a small piece of snow
I saw the snowflakes on my hand

 7. MIST: n [C or U] thin fog produced by very small drops of water

collecting in the air just above an area of ground or water
The mountain villages seem to be permanently shrouded in mist.

 8. EARTH: n [S or U] the planet third in order of distance from the

Sun, between Venus and Mars; the world on which we live
The Earth takes approximately 365 1/4 days to go round the Sun.

 9. GROUND: n [U] the surface of the Earth

I sat down on the ground.

 10. SMOG: n [S or U] air pollution, especially in cities, that is caused

by a mixture of smoke, gases and chemicals
Smog is a major problem in Athens.
Bridge Over Troubled Water
by Simon and Garfunkel

It talks friendship: a good friend is always next to

you in difficult situations.
The video has nice images and the lyrics
When you’re weary, feeling small,
when tears are in your eyes, I will dry them all; I’m on your side.

When times get rough and friends just can’t be found,

like a bridge over troubled water, I will lay me down.

When you’re down and out, when you’re on the street,

when evening falls so hard I will comfort you.

When darkness comes and pain is all around,

like a bridge over troubled water, I will lay me down.

If you need a friend, I’m sailing right behind.

Like a bridge over troubled water, I will ease your


This video shows the water cycle. These are the most important
parts. Enjoy it!

 1. Evaporation
 2. Condensation: clouds form
 3. Precipitation: rain and snow
 3.1 Snowmelt runoff to streams
 3.2 River water flows into the sea
 3.3 Ground water discharge
A bridge (not over troubled water) and a drop of