Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Exercise H, page 65, Waves Intermediate

Imagine you are in Antarctica. Complete the postcard to a friend back home.

Dear Georgia,

Well, here I am to Antarctica! The journey here was exhausting because we travelled for many hours. A good thing is that Antarctica isn't a country, so you don't need a passport to visit it.Also it was exciting and a great experience.

Yesterday, we went sightseeing. First we went to the Zavodovski Island which is approximately 5 kilometres ( 3.1 miles ) across with a peak elevation of 551 metres ( 1.808 feet ) above sea level. Also, it is an uninhabited volcanic island in the Traversay Islands group of the South Sandwich Islands. The view of two million penguins is incredible! We went to the Dry Valleys. The McMurdo Dry Valleys are a row of valleys west of the McMurdo Sound, Antarctica, so named because of the extremely low humidity and lack o snow and ice covered. It is amazing and scientists consider the Dry Valleys to be the closest of any terrestrial environment to Mars.


Tomorrow, we're going to visit another attraction : Paradise Harbour. I know a few things about it, but one of the most beautiful : the icebergs. There are huge cliffs of icebergs! Also, I have to tell you that here, in the summer it has daylight for 20 hours per day - luckily! This is the reason why we decided to visit Antarctica in the summer. In the winter, it's dark for almost 24 hours a day. Can you imagine that?

Wish you were here!

See you soon!

Lots of love,

Marina... <3

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