We have learnt about the landscape in general and about the mountains and plains in Spain. Now it's time to focus our attention in the coas landscape. We will introduce this topic with the following chant. (Let's sing if you want).
The coast is the place where the land meets the sea.
There are two types of coast:
LOW-LYING COASTS: They are plains by the sea. They have sandy beaches.
HIGH COASTS: They are high areas by the sea. They often have rocky cliffs.
LET'S THINK A MOMENT AND ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS:
- Where can you see a high coast in Spain?
- Where can you see a low-lying coast in Spain?
TYPES OF COASTLINES:
A CAPE: It is land which extends into the sea.
A GULF: It is a place where the sea extends into the land.
A PENINSULA: It is land which is almost completely surrounded by water.
AN ISLAND: It is land which is completely surrounded by water.
AN ARCHIPELAGO: It is a group of islands.
AN ESTUARY: It is a part of a river which opens into the sea.
A MARSH: It is wet land near the mouth of a river.
LET'S PLAY TO FIX YOUR KNOWLEDGE