READING COMPREHENSION – ANTARCTICA

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Sul numero di gennaio trovi un interessante articolo sull’Antartide, il continente ghiacciato scoperto nel XIX secolo. Leggilo e scopri se queste affermazioni sono vere o false.

SOME FACTS ABOUT ANTARCTICA

• If you stand at the South Pole, every way you go is North.
• The South Pole is colder than the North Pole.
• Antarctica has only two seasons: summer is from October to February and winter covers the rest of the year.
• The lowest temperature ever recorded on Earth was at Russia’s Vostok Station in Antarctica on 21st July, 1983: – 89.2 °C.
• The highest wind speed ever recorded was at a French base back in 1972: 320 km/h.
• Antarctica is not officially divided into time zones.
• Antarctica, together with the Arctic and some other remote islands, are the only places on Earth not colonized by ants.
• The Antarctic winter is a valuable time for astronomers, who can use the complete darkness to observe the universe.
• There are only two cash machines in Antarctica: one that everyone can use and another for backup in case the primary machine fails. They are located at McMurdo Station.
• So far, an American researcher was the first and only person to find a match on Tinder in Antarctica.

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