Partie 1 : À l′échelle du monde

Chapitre 2 : The Earth

Lands and seas, page 10

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a range of mountains
the summit
a pass
to rise up
a cliff
a slope
a volcano
to erupt
the sea bed
the ebb and flow
the tide
to be slack
to surge, to swell
a reef

Uganda is a landlocked country.
There is a groundswell of opinion against the reform.
They should stick to a common policy which will keep us off the slippery slope.

Rivers and lakes, page 10

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a spring
a brook, a stream, a creek
to wind
the stream
the rate of flow
to overflow, to burst its banks
a waterfall
a whirlpool
a pool, a pond
a lock
a dam, a flood barrier

They live in the downstream area of the river.
Don’t change horses in midstream.
Either you decide to stay in the shallow end of the pool or you go out in the ocean.

Food for thought, page 11

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  1. The earth has music for those who listen.
  2. Flowers are the earth laughing.
  3. I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
  4. In a sense, each of us is an island. In another sense, however, we are all one. For though islands appear separate, and may even be situated at great distances from one another, they are only extrusions of the same planet, Earth.
  5. It suddenly struck me that that tiny pea, pretty and blue, was the Earth. I put up my thumb and shut one eye, and my thumb blotted out the planet Earth. I didn’t feel like a giant. I felt very, very small.