Урок английского языка (Pre-Intermediate/Intermediate level) LEARN TO READ MAPS Учитель СОШ №1266: Смольянинова Раиса Николаевна
Map readers and makers know the power of the map to convey information more effectively than thousands of words.
Exploring the language of MAPS “The earth in the palm of your hand” the aviator Beryl Markham
Treasure Island “As I pored upon my map of Treasure Island, the future characters of the book began to appear there… the next thing I knew, I had some paper before me and was writing out a list of chapters”. Robert Louis Stevenson
M A P S Maps show what things look like from above. They are very useful because they give information and show where places are. There are many types of maps. Maps can show distribution of any information over a geographical location. When you see a map, think: Here is information that is related to this specific location.
ЛЕГЕНДА/LEGEND Legend: The reference area on a map that lists and explains the colours, symbols, line patterns, shadings, and annotation used on the map. The legend often includes the scale, origin, orientation, and other map information. The legend of a map is also called the key of the map that explains the symbols used on the map.
STEPS TO READING A MAP: Identify the Location Find the Key (the Legend) Check the Symbols of the Legend Check the scales if necessary Use the map to answer the questions