viernes, 11 de junio de 2010


1.- Copy and fill in the gaps for your autonomous community (Andalucia) .

Festivals Music and dance Cuisine Craftwork

_______ _____________ ______ __________

2.- Copy and match in your notebook.

festival * *a leather (cuero) bag

dance and music* * gazpacho

cuisine* *Christmas

craftwork* * flamenco

3.- Read and correct the sentences in your notebook.

- Autonomous Community Day is a religious festival.

- Gazpacho is a typical dish of Galicia.

- Pottery is a traditinal dance.

miércoles, 9 de junio de 2010


4.- Traditions

The traditions of a locality, commnunity or a country are the customs (costumbres) they have kept over the years (que se realizan año tras año).
These traditions can be:
- Festivals.
- Cuisine and craftwork.
- Music and dances.

4.1. Festivals (Fiestas).

Festivals are celebrated every year and they are part of their traditions.

- Autonomous Community Day: In Andalucía it is the 28th of February.
- Religious Festivals like Easter, Christmas, The Virgin of Rocio, etc.
- Carnival where people dress in costumes. Carnival in Cádiz is very famous.

4.2. Cuisine and craftwork (Gastronomía y artesanía).

- Cuisine.
The traditional foods of a place.
*Sweets like churros.
*Traditional dishes like paella, gazpacho, Spanish omelette, etc.

- Craftwork.
Products handmade by artisan.
*Pottery (cerámica).
*Goldsmithing (orfebreria) using gold and silver.
* Textil craftwork.

4.3. Music and dances.
People often wear regional costumes (trajes regionales).
In Andalucia the most important musical and dance tradition is the Sevillana.

domingo, 16 de mayo de 2010

The Soil

The soil is the layer(capa) of ground where most plants and animals live.
It is made up of inorganic materials like rocks or water, and organic materials, like fallen leaves (hojas caidas) or the remains(restos) of living things.

There are different types of soil:

- Granite soils (suelos graníticos):
They are made up of a rock called granite.
- Siliceous soils (suelos silíceos):
They are made up of slate (sílice).
- Clay soils (suelos arcillosos):
They are made up of clay (arcilla). They are very good for farming (cultivo) because they are very fertile.
- Limy soils (suelos calizos):
They are made up of limestone (cal). They are less fertile than clay soils.
- Sandy soils (suelos arenosos):
They are made up of sand. We can see this type of soil on beaches.

viernes, 14 de mayo de 2010

Natural Features

The natural features that define a natural landscapes are its relief, rivers, climate, soil, vegatation and fauna.

- Relief: This is the shape of the landforms, like the mountains and plains.

- Rivers: They are continous currents of water. The water in lakes, ponds, seas and oceans also affect the landscapes.

- Climate: This is the atmospheric weather of an area over a period of time.

- Soil: It is the layer of ground where plants and animals live.

- Vegetation: It is the group of plants that grow in an area.

- Fauna: It is the group of animals that live in an area.

domingo, 9 de mayo de 2010


1.- Landscapes.
As we studied last year, a landscape is everything we see around us.
Landscapes can be natural o man-made.

1.1.- Natural and man-made landscapes.

- Natural landscapes.
These are landscapes that have little human intervention. They have lots of natural elements. Some have an important ecological value like Sierra Nevada or Doñana and become protected nature reserves.

- Man-made lanscapes.
These are landscapes that are adapted or created by humans. They have lots of artificial elements.
Remember they can be rural and urban.
Rural landscapes can be villages, fields, farms, etc.
Urban landscapes can be cities, factories, airports, etc.

jueves, 6 de mayo de 2010


Hello kids,
In this unit we are going to study different things about landscapes.
Natural and man-made landscapes and the soil.