Listen and look through the information about world records. Find out some facts
about Russia. What makes Russia special?
The highest point — Mount Everest ['evarist), 8,848 metres above sea level. It is in Asia.
The lowest point — Challenger Deep l.tfaelincfca 'di:p], 11,034 metres below sea level, deep
enough to hide Everest. It is in the Pacific Ocean.
The longest river — the Nile [ nail], 6,695 kilometres long. It is in Africa.
The deepest lake — Lake Baikal |'baika:l|, in Russia, Asia; 1,620 metres deep.
The largest lake — the Caspian Sea l.kaespian 'si:], in Russia, Asia; 371,000 square kilometres.
The largest ocean — the Pacific Ocean |pa,stfik 'aujnn], 165,200,000 square kilometres.
Hie hottest place — the Sahara Desert |sa,hu:ra 'dezat], Africa, the temperature is up to +50 °C
in the shade.
The coldest place — the lowest temperature ever recorded was -89.2 °C at Vostok base,
Antarctica, in July 1983.
The largest country — Russia, 17,075 square kilometres.