Saturday, 27 February 2010


Here we go. You are going to read small parts of the first chapter and what you will have to do is to read all the chapter and try to find something similar in your own region. We will provide you with some links, just in case you want to find more information about the things read.

Scotland has mountains. They are not like the Himalayas or the Alps. The highest mountain in Scotland are also the highest in England. You can walk or climb in the summer and ski in the winter. The highest mountain in Scotland is called Nevis and it is not very easy to climb.

At the end of the 19th century Sir Hugh Munro made a list of 284 mountains which are over3,000 feet. They are called The Munros.

There are over 750 islands on the coast of Scotland. Lewis and Harris is the largest one. Life can be difficult in the highlands and islands. Winters here are hard and cold. Because of that, the people are generally friendly, welcoming and caring.
A croft is a kind of small farm found only in the highlands and islands of Scotland.
A crofter keeps cows and sheep and grows some vegetables.

The Standing Stones of Calanais are between three and five thousand years old and they seem to point in some way to the sun and stars. It is said to be something for the farmers to work out the right time for the jobs they have to do.
The scottish mountains and islands are home to some wonderful wildlife including deer, otters and squirrels. There are also some interesting birds. The puffin is the most unusual-looking bird. The largest bird is the golden eagle

Thursday, 11 February 2010


Scotland has many different faces. It has busy cities, quiet islands, mountains, lochs and beautiful countryside. Traditions and history come together with new ideas to make Scotland an exciting and modern country. If you want to know more click here

Wednesday, 10 February 2010


This is the starting point for our blog. Its title is "SCOTLAND" because that is the title of the book our students have to read in 4ยบ e.s.o. The idea is to make comparisons between that land and Galicia, the place our students live in. As you can imagine the book gives a lot of information in different areas and we want our students to look for the same type of information for the same areas. Once they know which thing they have to compare, they will have to look for information about their place anywhere. They can use newspapers, magazines, websites, radio, televison, anything they want, or find. Then they will have to write a comment and it will be published here. Another aspect, this time, from the grammatical point of view, is that they will have to correct the possible mistakes they can find in their classmates' comments