Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Describing landscapes

With Ross, describe him this landscape of  Castilla and Leon: soil, climate, wildlife and vegetation. You can use your knowledges about mediterranean climate. How will be its rainfull, its average of temperatures, ... It ´s your region. What do you know about it?.


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Physical Europe


Answer these questions.
  • Where is Europe?
  • What body of water separate Europe from Africa?
  • What two mountain separate Asia from Europe
  • Which ocean is on Europe’s west coast?
  • Which ocean is on north coast?
  • Which seas are on southeast coast?
  • Which is the longest river in Europe?
  • What is the name of the highest mountain in Europe? How high is it? Where is it?
  • Do you know the names of any volcanoes in Europe?
  • What causes volcanoes?
  • What types of climates are there in Europe?
  • What are Europe´s climate like?

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Physical Asia


  • Where is Asia ?
  • What body of water separate Asia from Africa?
  • What two mountain separate Asia from Europe
  • Which ocean is on Asia’s west coast?
  • Which ocean is on north coast?
  • Which ocean is on south coast?
  • Which is the longest river in Asia?
  • What is the name of the highest mountain in Asia? How high is it? Where is it?

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Vocabulary Unit 5

Rainforest: It is the characteristic landscape of equatorial zones with high trees, always dense and green .
Canopy: It is place in rainforest at the top of the tree.
Dunes: They are elevations of the desert terrain, only made with sand.
Sandy desert: It is a type of desert made with a lot of sand.
Rocky desert: it is a type of desert made with great rocks.
Stony desert: it is a type of desert made with a lot of fragments of rocks.
Tuaregs: they are the inhabitants of the Sahara desert.
Mongols: they are the inhabitants of Mongolia
Mediterranean landscapes: the landscapes of the Mediterranean climate. There are trees such as holm oaks and pine trees. There are also shrubs and plants like lavender.
Desert landscapes:It is the landscapes of the desert climate. The lack of water makes vegetation scarce. There are only some species adapted to dry conditions such as cacti.
Taiga: Type of forest, characteristic of Siberia and northern Russia and formed of conifers.
Tundra: It is a Polar landscape with moss, lichens and small trees.
Alpine landscapes: It is the landscapes of the alpine climate where the vegetation changes from one part of a mountain to another.
Savannah: it is a huge plain located in tropical climates where the vegetation is formed by tall grass prairies and some trees or scattered shrubs growing among the grass.
Grassland: it is the savannha, a zone where the vegetation consists of grasses and shrubs.
Emergent tree: it is a very tall tree typical of rainforest.
Polar landscapes: the landscapes of the polar climate, characterized by ice and snow where vegetation is unable to grow. There is only tundra in the areas near the temperate zones that have a short summer.
Oceanic landscapes: the landscapes of the oceanic climate. Vegetation is abundant and the landscape is mainly green with extensive meadows.
Mountain landscapes: It is the landscapes of the mountain climate, that is different from low level to high level .
Continental landscapes: It is the landscapes of the continental climate. There are coniferous forest or taigas in the colder zones, prairies of tall grass in warmer areas and steppes of low grass in dry areas.
Meadows: they are a type of grasslands own of oceanic landscape.
Deciduous forest: It is the forest whose trees lose their leaves during a part of the year.
Coniferous forest: it is a forest consisting of conifers such as pines and firs, associated with cold climates.
Steppes: they are flat areas with herbaceous vegetation, typical of extreme weather and low rainfall.
Prairies: grasslands, meadows.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Physical Africa


  • Where is Africa?
  • What two bodies of water separate Africa from Europe and Asia?
  • Which ocean is on Africa´s west coast?
  • Which ocean is on east coast?
  • Which is the longest river in Africa?
  • What is the name of the higtest mountain in Africa?
  • How high is it?
  • Where is it?

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

The biggest tree

General Sherman
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In terms of sheer volume, the giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) known as General Sherman is a monster of a tree -- at 52,508 cubic feet, it's the world's largest tree, and perhaps the world's largest living thing. General Sherman is located in California's Sequoia National Park and is one of the park's premier attractions. The closest rival is a coast redwood (Sequoia sempervirens), nicknamed Lost Monarch, located somewhere in Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park in northern California. Lost Monarch measures about 42,500 cubic feet.  Use the link

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Monday, 6 March 2017

Vocabulary .Unit 5

Homework:
  • First of all you have to do the glosary in the end of your book.
  • Second, you have to look for the meaning of these words and write them in english;
You need to know these words and their meanings for the next exam. I´m going to ask you.

Rainforest
Canopy
Dunes
Sandy desert
Rocky desert
Stony desert
Tuaregs
Mongols
Mediterranean landscapes
Desert landscapes
Taiga
Tundra
Alpine Landscapes
Savannah
Grassland
Emergent tree
Polar landscapes
Oceanic landscapes
Mountain landscapes
Continental landscapes
Meadows
Deciduous forest
Coniferous forest
Stepps
Prairies

Out of Africa

Out of Africa from Arthur Machado on Vimeo.