The primary sector includes the industries that extract or produce raw materials.

Raw materials are basic materials that come from nature, such as milk, wheat, coal, wood, fish, meat, wool, gas,...


In the primary economic sector, we can include:

FARMING

It´s the cultivation of animals and plants.

In farming we can grow:

  • Animals: pigs, cows, sheep, goats,...

  • Products from animals: wool, milk, eggs, leather,...

  • Plants: wheat, barley, corn,...


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A FARM IN AUSTRALIA


MINING

It's the extraction of materials from the soil.
In mining, we can include materials such as gold, silver, coal, salt, iron, copper, aluminium,...
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MINES ARE DARK AND DANGEROUS

FISHING

It's the capture of fish and shellfish.

In fishing, we can include:


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FISHING IS VERY TIRING

FORESTRY

It involes two main things:

  • To obtain wood from trees.

  • To take care of forests: when a tree is cut down, a new tree is planted to replace it.


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FORESTRY IS VERY HARD

EXTRACTION

It involves the extraction of oil and gas from the soil.


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THE EXTRACTION OF OIL IS VERY DANGEROUS TOO


In this lesson, we are going to watch a couple or videos.

On the first video we will watch how is an oil platform.





Do you remember that we must plant a new tree everytime we cut down an old one? That's what the second video is about. We are going to learn how to plant a new tree. I hope you find this video useful!!





Do you want to put in practice all the vocabulary you have learned? Go to the games section.