Cats and Dogs - a blog for English learners

Occasional tips and tricks to help you learn more than the useless phrase "it's raining cats and dogs", brought to you by Craig Meulen, an English teacher in Germany. (Blog discontinued.)

April 6, 2010

A variety of world maps

In the English teachers' office where I worked in India we had a world map on the wall, but it looked different. Why? Because India was in the centre of the map.

It's funny how just looking at a differently-drawn map can give you a different view of the world. My link for you to practice your English today is Worldmapper. There you can find a lot of maps which change the size and shape of the countries to show things like population, number of children, disease and hunger. Very interesting.

Worldmapper is a collection of world maps, where territories are re-sized on each map according to the subject of interest. There are now nearly 700 maps. Maps 1-366 are also available as PDF posters.



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