The Largest Cave in the World

Steve Love

Reading — Intermediate Level
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  1. subterranean river

  2. has allowed for the generation of

  3. became internationally known after

  4. the largest known cave passage

  5. contains some of the tallest

  6. which was named the Great Wall of Vietnam

Hang Son Doong ('cave of the mountain river' in Vietnamense) is a 9 km cave located near the Laos–Vietnam border. It has in the world. Inside is a large, fast-flowing .

The cave a group of British explorers conducted a survey in April 2009. They discovered a 60-metre high calcite wall, .

The cave also stalagmites in the world, which are up to 70 m tall. The sunlight enters sections of the cave and trees and other vegetation.


Practice your writing skills by discussing the questions below

  1. Would you like to visit Hang Son Doong? Why or why not?

  2. What are some other impressive natural formations that you have visited or would like to visit? Describe them

  3. If you were a explorer, what part of the world would you like to explore? Why?

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