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  1. Taming the Spreading Desert What are deserts?

  2. How do deserts look like?

  3. Can you find any vegetation in deserts?

  4. Can you think of some words to describe a desert?

  5. What are deserts? • dry areas • with annual rainfall of less than 250 mm • with little or no vegetation • sandy, stony or rocky surface

  6. Types of deserts • Deserts can be divided into 2 types according to climate: • tropical deserts • temperate deserts

  7. Distribution of deserts Great Australian Desert Patagonian Desert Gobi desert Arabian Desert Taklimakan Desert SW USA Desert Sahara Desert

  8. World deserts Tropical deserts (15-30ºN, 15-30ºS)

  9. World deserts Temperate Deserts (35-45ºN, 35-45ºN)