Describing Places

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Describing Places

  1. 1. Describing Places? Here are some key questions to answer when describing a place:
  2. 2. Describing Places? Location <ul><li>Where is this place? </li></ul><ul><li>What is its latitude and longitude? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Describing Places? Relief <ul><li>What is the height and shape of the land? </li></ul><ul><li>Is it steep, gently sloping or flat? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Describing Places? Drainage <ul><li>What water features, such as rivers, streams and lakes, can you see? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Describing Places? Population <ul><li>How many people live in the area? </li></ul><ul><li>Does it seem crowded or empty? </li></ul>
  6. 6. Describing Places? Settlement <ul><li>Where do people live? </li></ul><ul><li>Are there villages or towns, or just scattered farms? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Describing Places? Climate <ul><li>What evidence can you see of high or low temperatures or rainfall? </li></ul><ul><li>Find out the average temperatures and rainfall from an atlas. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Describing Places? Vegetation <ul><li>What plant life can you see? </li></ul><ul><li>Is there forest, grassland or farmland? </li></ul>
  9. 9. Describing Places? Communication <ul><li>What methods of travel seem to be available? </li></ul><ul><li>Does travel seem to be easy or difficult? </li></ul>
  10. 10. Describing Places? Work <ul><li>What sorts of jobs will people do for a living? </li></ul>
  11. 11. Describing Places? Conclusion <ul><li>Summarise what the place is like. What do you think about the place? </li></ul>

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