The Dead Sea Is A Lake

dead-seaInteresting Facts in Easy English

Pre-Listening Vocabulary

  • surrounded: enclosed; to have something on all sides
  • outlet: a means for going out or escaping
  • evaporate: to change from liquid into vapour
  • effortlessly: without trying hard
  • ingest: drink or eat
  • spa: health treatment using mineral waters
  • salinity: proportion of salt
  • elevation: height of a point on Earth

The Dead Sea Is A Lake

Did you know that the Dead Sea is a lake? A lake is a body of water that is surrounded by land. The Dead Sea is surrounded by Israel, the West Bank, and Jordan. A lake can be made up of salt water or fresh water. The Dead Sea is being one of the saltiest bodies of water in the world. Water enters the Dead Sea through local rivers and , but there is no outlet for it to drain out. The water evaporates quickly, which results in a high salt content. In fact, it is so high that people can float effortlessly when in the Dead Sea. While it is ingest the water due to the dissolved mineral salts, it is a natural health spa for your . The salt is what gave this lake its name. Almost no life can survive in the water salinity. The Dead Sea is also famous for its low elevation. The surface of the Dead Sea is about 400 meters below sea level.

Comprehension Questions

  1. What is odd about the name of the “Dead Sea”?
  2. Why is the Dead Sea so salty?
  3. What fun activity can people enjoy in the Dead Sea?

Discussion Questions: Which do you prefer to swim in, salt water or fresh water? What reasons do you have for your choice? What is your favourite body of water, and why?

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