Unit 8- The Relief of Spain
Edge (borde, orilla)
Across (De un lado a otro)
Flow (fluir, flujo)
Cliff (Acantilado, Precipicio)
River Basins (Cuenca del Rio)
Relief means the variations in elevation of the Earth´s surface. Inland relief is mostly mountains and plains.
Mountains are high elevations of land. They have steep slopes, a summit and a foot. Mountain chain
Plains are large pieces of flat land.
Plateaus are high areas of flat land.
River Basins are low areas of flat land next to a river.
Land next to the sea is the coast.
Cape a large piece of land that sticks out into the sea.
Bay a body of water partially enclosed by land. A big one is called a gulf, A small one is called a cove.
Peninsula is a narrow piece of land surrounded by water on three sides. It is connected to the mainland by a piece of land called an isthmus.