20 English words about water
“Rapids” are a part of the river where the water is fast and agitated.
A dam is an artificial barrier constructed to control the flow of water.
Stream / Brook / Creek (n.)
A stream, brook, or creek is smaller than a river.
Flood (n. and v.)
An area is flooded when there is too much water.
A swamp is an area with lots of water and vegetation.
A lake is surrounded on all sides by land.
A reservoir is an artificial lake created to store water.
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A pond is smaller than a lake.
Puddles are the small pools of water that appear after it rains.
Ocean / Sea (n.)
Oceans cover more than 70% of the earth’s surface.
Oceans have salt water. The water that we drink (without salt) is called fresh water.
Drop (n.) / Drip (v.)
A little bit of water is called a “drop.” When it falls, that action is called “dripping”
When you transfer liquid from one place to another, you “pour” it.
Splash (n. and v.)
When you make water fly, this action is called “splashing”
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