The Coldest City on Earth


B2 – Upper intermediate

We sometimes travel to places to be able to experience a different kind of weather. Going to the beach to experience warmth during the winter. Or travelling to somewhere cold to beat the heat of summer.

The article below tells of a city about 450 kilometers south of the Arctic Circle that experiences winter for 8 months with temperatures of up to -50° C.

Yakutsk – Coldest City on Earth


1. In your own words, tell me something about Yakutsk and how it was founded. How do people live there?
2. What’s the coldest temperature you have ever experienced?
3. How do you deal with the cold weather?
4. Would you be interested in visiting Yakutsk?

*Here’s a site you can go to view pictures of Yakutsk: Yakutska in Russia


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