South America

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SOUTH AMERICA

    South America stretches from north of the equator all the way south almost to the continent of _________________ . It is bounded by the _________ Ocean in the west, the _________ Ocean in the east, and the _______________ Sea to the north.  In the south, the ________ Passage separates S.A. from Antarctica. There is also a famous strait in the south, the Strait of ____________,  which is known for its rough and turbulent waters.
    
    The highest mountains in S.A. are the ____________ and the highest peak in this range is Mt. __________________.  This mountain range is the longest maintain range above sea level and is the second highest in the world.
    The highest waterfall in the world, _________ Falls, is on this continent. The highest navigable lake in the world, Lake ________________, is also on this continent.
    There are five main river systems in South America. The largest, the __________ River, is the world’s largest drainage basin and carries approximately  1 /5 of the world’s fresh river water. It is also the 2nd longest river in the whole world.
    South America is known both for its tropical rain forests, which cover more than 1 /3 of the continent, and its desert areas which run along the ______ coast through Peru, Chile and southern Argentina. the most well-known desert is the A_____________.
    There are some well-known animals native to South America. Especially well-known are the following:  the a____________ and b__________________ which are large snakes, the l_____ and a_______ which are now raised here in B.C., and the p_________ which is a flesh-eating fish. Of course, f_________ and p___________ are also well-known birds native to S.A., and from the ____________ Islands, off the west coast of S.A., come the G__________ tortoises.  
    There are only 12 countries in South America. The largest is ______________  with a capital city that is easy to remember: _________, although it is better known for its coastal city of R______________. The second largest country is _________________ in the south; it’s capital is B_______________ .The third largest country is _______ on the west with its capital L_______.

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SOUTH AMERICA

South America stretches from north of the equator all the way south almost to the continent of ANTARCTICA . It is bounded by the PACIFIC Ocean in the west, the ATLANTIC Ocean in the east, and the CARIBBEAN Sea to the north.  In the south, the DRAKE Passage separates S.A. from Antarctica. There is also a famous strait in the south, the Strait of MAGELLAN,  which is known for its rough and turbulent waters.
    
    The highest mountains in S.A. are the ANDES and the highest peak in this range is Mt. ACONCAGUA.  This mountain range is the longest maintain range above sea level and is the second highest in the world.
    The highest waterfall in the world, ANGEL Falls, is on this continent. The highest navigable lake in the world, Lake TITICACA, is also on this continent.
    There are five main river systems in South America. The largest, the AMAZON  River, is the world’s largest drainage basin and carries approximately  1 /5 of the world’s fresh river water. It is also the 2nd longest river in the whole world.
    South America is known both for its tropical rain forests, which cover more than 1 /3 of the continent, and its desert areas which run along the WEST coast through Peru, Chile and southern Argentina. the most well-known desert is the ATACAMA.
    There are some well-known animals native to South America. Especially well-known are the following:  the aNACONDA and bOA CONSTRICTOR which are large snakes, the lLAMA and aLPACA which are now raised here in B.C., and the pIRANHA which is a flesh-eating fish. Of course, fLAMINGOS and pARROTS are also well-known birds native to S.A, and from the GALAPOGOS Islands, off the west coast of S.A., come the GALAPOGOS tortoises.  
    There are only 12 countries in South America. The largest is BRAZIL
  with a capital city that is easy to remember:BRASILIA, although it is better known for its coastal city of RIO DE JANEIRO. The second largest country is ARGENTINA in the south; it’s capital is BUENOS AIRES .The third largest country is PERU on the west with its capital LIMA.

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