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Vocabulary List

exposed
(adjective) not covered or protected
 
cracked
(adjective) damaged and showing lines on the surface but not broken into pieces
 
freshwater
(adjective) having water that does not contain salt
 
basin
(noun) an area of land around a large river with small rivers flowing into it
 
nestle
(verb) to be located in a protected position, surrounded by something bigger
 
alarming
(adjective) making you feel worried or frightened
 
sight
(noun) something that you see or can see

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Lake Titicaca is the largest freshwater basin in South America and surrounded by the Andes mountains.
Parts of the lake floors are now cracked and exposed.
These have made local farmers and scientists worried.

Grammar

The exposed cracked floors of parts of Lake Titicaca, South America’s largest freshwater basin, nestled amid the Andes mountains, are an alarming sight for local farmers and scientists.
 
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