Lesson2-1(有)


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①After flying about 7,000 kilometers southeast from Japan, you will see from the plane a tiny island nation on the beautiful blue ocean.


②It is called Tuvalu .


③The country lines in the middle of the Pacific just below the equator , about 1,000 kilometers north of Fiji .


④It has nine small islands and has a land area of only 26 square kilometers with its highest point just five meters above sea level .



⑤Tuvalu has a population of around 11,000 people, most of whom live in the capital city, Funafuti .


⑥The Tuvaluans lead a cooperative life, living in harmony with their surroundings and enjoying the benefits of nature.


⑦To make a living, they catch fish in the coastal waters and grow coconuts , bananas, and pulaka in their fields.



⑧Such a peaceful way of life has lasted for more than two thousand years, but now it is in danger of disappearing.


⑨For some reason, all the islands are now sinking slowly but steadily into the ocean.


⑩They are vanishing from the face of the earth.