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103. Who Owns Antarctica? (English Vocabulary Lesson)

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103. Who Owns Antarctica? (English Vocabulary Lesson)

20 September 2021

Antarctica is one of the most unique parts of our planet, it is full of natural resources, and is increasingly important for economic and strategic reasons. But, who owns Antarctica? Let’s talk about it on today’s episode of Thinking in English! TRANSCRIPT - You might also be interested in... 100. How Many Oceans Are There? How Many Continents Are There? (English Vocabulary Lesson) 95. The World’s Strangest Time Zones!: What are time zones and why are they so weird? (English Vocabulary Lesson) CONTACT ME!! INSTAGRAM - thinkinginenglishpodcast ( Blog - Gmail - Vocabulary List Expanse (n) - a large, open area of land, water, or sky The American Great Plains are a broad expanse of grassland Precipitation (n) - water that falls from the clouds towards the ground, especially as rain or snow Rain, snow, hail, and sleet are all types of precipitation To converge (v) - if lines, roads, or paths converge, they move towards the same point where they join or meet The paths all converge at the main gate of the park To prohibit (v) - to officially refuse to allow something Motor vehicles are prohibited from driving in the town centre Claim (n) - a claims in a statement saying that you have a right to something They asserted their claim to citizenship Utopia (n) - a perfect society Try and imagine a perfect society, a utopia, in which the government really got everything right Contentious (adj) - causing, involving, or likely to cause disagreement and argument She has some very contentious views on education Provision (n) - a statement within an agreement or a law that a particular thing must happen or be done, especially before another can happen or be done We have inserted certain provisions into the treaty to safeguard foreign workers Pristine (adj) - original and pure; not spoiled or worn from use The car seemed to be in pristine condition


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