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Friday, 4 February 2011

Geography - vocabulary lesson 1

What word matches these definitions? The first letter is given.
        1. A very large sea                                             o                                 
2. Land with sea on all sides                           i                                                          
3. Where a river meets the sea                     m                                         
                                                                      or         d                                 
                                                                      or         e                                 
4. A river that flows into another river     t                                              
5. Where a river starts                                      s                                  
                                                                     or          s                                  
6. A river of ice                                                    g                                 
7. The top of a mountain                                 s                                           
                                                                    or           p                                
8. Where land meets sea very steeply        c                               
9. A small river                                                     s                                           
                                                                     or          b                                 
10. Land with sea on three sides                   p                                  

Got them all?! If not, ask me and I will help you out!
For more practice with geographical words, try the geography crossword.

Answers below!


1   ocean
2   island
3   mouth
4   tributary
5   source
6   glacier
7   summit
8   cliff
9   stream
10 peninsula


  1. Good exercise, thank you! I'd appreciate more vocab building exercises ..

  2. I like it, vocabulary is so important to me! Thanks!

  3. What was the most difficult: mouth and summit.