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.

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