A mountain is an elevation of the surface with steep sides.


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A group of mountains is called a mountain range.


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MOUNTAIN RANGE

Mountains can be high or low. A very low mountain is called a hill.


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MOUNTAINS CAN BE HIGH...

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... OR LOW. THEN, THEY ARE CALLED HILLS

The space between two mountains is called valley.


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Usually, rivers originate in mountains. Rivers flow very fast there because mountains have steep sides.


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As there is little flat land in the mountains, villages are small and roads are narrow.


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MOUNTAIN VILLAGES ARE SMALL

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MOUNTAIN ROADS ARE NARROW

Basically, in a mountain we can find 3 parts:

  1. Foot: it´s the bottom of the mountain (the lowest part).

  2. Slope: it´s the side of a mountain.

  3. Summit: it´s the top of the mountain (the highest part).




Time now for questions.

  • Do you know which is the highest mountain on Earth? Yes, the Mount Everest.

  • Do you know where is it? In the Himalaya.

  • How high is it? Its peak is at 8,848 metres above sea level.


What do you think about Mount Everest now? It is amazing, isn´t it? Let´s watch a couple of videos about Mount Everest.

In the first video you are going to watch how to reach to the summit of Mount Everest. I think it´s exciting!!






In the second video, you are going to watch a 360º panorama from the Everest´s summit. It´s a really beautiful view!!







Do you like the panorama view. Ok, then try this website.





The image has been taken from www.panoramas.dk


What about taking a closer view to Mount Everest? Try this website.






This image has been taken from www.dailymail.co.uk


Time to check what you have learned. Go to the games section.