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Nature and the natural world  - thematic vocabulary EFL resource

Expand your vocabulary - a thematic crossword for students of English as a foreign language, or English as a second language
nature crossword


1.   Very dry, like a desert.
2.  03  ....  It is disappearing from the upper atmosphere.
5.  It sometimes falls as flakes in winter.
7.  Large expanses of fresh water.
8.  Whirlwinds, twisters.
9.  Cinders, or a type of tree.
11. Rapidly rotating atmospheric systems.
13. Freshwater fish that is often eaten.
15. Animal or insect that causes damage.
17. Large animal associated with Father Christmas.
18. 0.405 of a hectare.
20. Scottish equivalent of 7 across.
21. Plant grown for human use or consumption.


1. Area around the North Pole.
2. Night birds, with large eyes.
3. Large European hardwood tree.
4. Direction from which the sun rises.
5. There are four of these each year.
6. Rough paths, routes followed by animals.
10.    Short period of rain.
12.    Small rocks.
14.    A root vegetable, usually white inside.
15.    A type of fruit; its tree has pink blossom.
16.    Band of sand beside the sea.
19.    Large animal, not too different from 17 across.

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