Q. 13.8( 39 Votes )
Describe a desert in your own way. Write a paragraph and read it aloud to your classmates.
A desert is a vast stretch of barren land with little or no water. Deserts have their own kind of vegetation and fauna. Plants like cactus and animals like camel are the major sight. An oasis can also be seen at some places. It is a small water body surrounded by a green patch of land. The sandy dunes with a little vegetation offer a picturesque landscape.
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Match each of them with a phrase on the right.
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