University of Cambridge, taken approximately at the upper-intermediate level.
To most people, the word ‘desert’ means sand, a hot sun, camels and the occasional palm tree. And there is nothing wrong with that picture in general, for the fact that this describes only one type of desert.
The truth is that sand deserts only a very small proportion of the world’s dry lands. Many deserts are vast expanses of stony ground, covered with thin plants. Others of rocky mountains, with hardly a leaf in . Each type is by a combination of temperature, rainfall and wind conditions. There are hot deserts and cold deserts, deserts where rain has never been to fall and deserts that have up to 10 cm of rain a year. Deserts are varied. They are also to millions of people, more than 5,000 kinds of animal, and a huge of plants.
The size of some deserts is difficult to . The Sahara Desert covers more than 9 million square kilometres, which it more than sixteen times the size of Great Britain. In the great deserts the days are exceedingly hot, while night temperatures plunge to zero. These extreme of temperature mean that surviving in the desert is difficult for all of life.
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heh.... I had 15/16.... I made a mistake in "Many deserts are vast expanses of straight stony ground"...Actually, I was hesitating between straight and flat....:-). But I guess, what's straight is also flat, am I right?...hm..[:^)].. ..Ehmmm, It doesn't matter......
In any case, it was nice test!..
KooyeenI chose smoking hot... what's wrong with that? I thought it was the best by far. Unless I actually dreamed of people saying "Hey dude, check out that chick... she's smoking hot!"... hmm, but would you say "a smoking hot sun"?
Yeah, exactly. In my point of view, this test was just about what sounds more natural....Like this one:The truth is that sand deserts represent only a very small proportion of the world’s dry lands. In my opinion, word ilustrate isn't there wrong as well, but it just sounds a little weird...Really nice exercise, thanks again.
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