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Cloze Test (March 15-18)

We’ve made this article about the Palm Islands a bit trickier by taking out 10 words. This is called a Cloze test. Read through the words in the Word Bank first and make sure you understand them. Then, read the article. Make sure you think about the best place to put a word, not the first place. Careful as you go, as some words may fit in more than one place. 

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The Palm Islands are a group of man-made islands off the of the United Arab Emirates in the city of Dubai.

They are often the ‘Eighth Wonder of the World’ and are in the of a palm tree.

There are three islands in – Palm Jumeirah, Deira Island and Palm Jebel Ali. The other two islands are still under construction, but Palm Jumeirah is complete and has 10,500 people on it since 2016. That’s more people than towns like Shannon, Gorey and Tuam.

At peak construction, 40,000 people day and night to complete the project. The islands are made completely from rock and sand taken from all over the country and the floor.

The sand was into place from ships using giant cannons.

The islands are visible from space and add 520 kilometres of new to the country. Palm Jumeirah has many large and is a popular tourist attraction.




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