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Big hills and small mountains

 

This week, Yvonne and Callum ask: is there any difference between a really big hill and a small mountain?

This week's question: Which of these three places is proud to have the world's highest hill?

a) Beverley Hills
b) Dar Es Salam
c) Oklahoma

Listen out for the answer to this question at the end of the programme!


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Vocabulary from the programme

locals
people who live in a very specific area (informal)

classified as
put into a group with other similar things or people

Example:
Mynydd Graig Goch in North Wales is soon to be classified as a mountain.

assumed
supposed something to be true, perhaps wrongly

Example:
The officials assumed that the hill was less than 2,000 feet high even though they hadn't measured it.

cartographers
people whose job it is to draw maps

downgrade
to give less importance to something or someone than they had before

mounds of earth
small piles of soil which look like very small hills

the summit
the top, peak or highest point of a mountain

Example:
The mountaineer wanted to reach the summit before lunchtime.



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