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a small settlement, even smaller than a village

Heavy industry
traditional industries such as coal, steel and car production. This is the opposite of light industry which produces things like electrical and computer parts.

a favourite spare time activity

a storm with a violent wind (over 199 kilometres per hour). Sometimes called a typhoon or a tropical cyclone.

Hydro-electric power
ways of making electricity by using the power of water