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The Southwest

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ivana buffa

on 7 January 2019

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Transcript of The Southwest

The Southwest (peninsula)
The West Country
The Cornwall-Devon peninsula

lyme regis
isle of Wight
thick layer of chalk-
the white teeth of
the Needles
St Michael's Mount
Land's End
winters are mild
summers are cool
warm seas - rainy
The south coast area even has
palm trees (tropical vegetation)
Economic Activities
early springs-early crops
Latitude and climatic conditions suitable for the early productions of vegetables and flowers
far from the big centers of population
beef cattle-lowlands
3- dairy farming
Cheddar cheese
Somerset plain
4- arable (adj) farming
oat (avena), roots are the chief crops
5- fruit growing- cider apples- Devon
6- flower growing= market gardening
early crops - isles of Scilly
7- tourism
the "Cornish Riviera"
- old fishing ports have become tourist centers
Agatha Christie
tin (estaño)/iron (hierro) ore (mineral) mines-past-Cornwall
china clay in the uplands
by product = fine china= porcelain
woolen factories
shipbuilding -Southampton
11- oil refining/oil production - Southampton
production of oil
major cities
Sir Walter Raleigh-sailor
the Titanic
Mary Rose
remnants of the shipwreck
china clay=kaolin
Stonehenge is in Salisbury Plain (Wiltshire)
-pre historic building - 4,000 years
the Druids (Celic religious group) used this building 1- to study the movement of the sky and the stars 2- for religious rituals
the coastline is very much indented (irregular)
with natural harbors
The peninsula is called THE CORNWALL-DEVON PENINSULA
PORTSMOUTH = shipbuilding industry
SOUTHAMPTON= shipbuilding industry
BRISTOL = aircraft building industry
In Roman times there was thermal water for treating health problems & also to relax
BATH= spa
a type of strong cider (an alcoholic drink made from apples), especially in the West country of England
with higher lands: Exmoor/Dartmoor/Bodmin Moor
plateau: an area of fairly level high ground = meseta
green scenery, beautiful coast, sandy beaches, cliffs & estuaries

home of the Royal Navy
Royal Navy
120/130 offshore islands
The Needles
The Isles of Scilly
50 /100 islands in the group
. base for tin (estaño) trade
. trading & migration centre for many centuries
pirate kingdom - bird sanctuary
wild pony
it's the most westerly point of GB
known for its pirates
popular with surfers because of the large Atlantic waves
1- sheep rearing = sheep raising
sheep are reared on Exmoor & Dartmoor
cattle kept for the production of meat
cattle kept for the production of milk
land fit to be cultivated/ used for the raising of crops
ore: rock/soil from which the metal is obtained
iron ore
kaolin deposits
kaolin=china clay (arcilla)= type of white heavy sticky earth used for the manufacturing of bricks, pots, walls, tiles, bathrooms, etc
The British armed forces (services):
1-the Royal Navy, 2-the Army & 3-the Royal Air Force
The Queen is the Commander-in-Chief
The Navy is the service with the longest history & sometimes known as the Senior Service
He was made knight by Queen Elizabeht I- (knight: a man with a rank of honor given to him by the King/Queen for his services to the country- he has the title SIR- the title is not passed on to his children)
He made several journeys to South/North America bringing back tobacco & the potato
James I sent him to look for gold in America, as he was not successful he was sent to be beheaded
- shipwreck (destruction or sinking of a ship) -sent to be built by Henry VIII
- in 1970s- exploration of the wreck
passenger ship
transatlantic liner
sank in 1912
the wreck was found in 1985
1500 people died
departed from Southampton
Plymouth- port
Roman city
Cheddar - city
Hundreds of years ago- fishing villages
-the fishing industry declined
-old fishing ports have become a tourist attraction
the largest town in the peninsula
tourist centre- main service centre for Devon & Cornwall
it lies outside the peninsula
it has a population of half a million
Nowadays, ICI has established two important plants in the area (Imperial Chemical Industry - food ingredients, paints,electronic materials, fragrances)
The lowland areas of Devon & Cornwall are really

a low plateau

which breaks abruptly in

along the coast
Most of

the farmland (land used for farming)

of the SW lie on the plateau
mild temperatures & abundant rainfall give Devon & Cornwall some of

the richest pastures
(pastos - land covered with grass and used for cattle, sheep to feed on) in England
Three quarters of the farmland grows

crops: turnips (nabo); cabbage; barley (cebada)

grass & crops

are grown to provide winter feed for animals
chief enterprise in the SW is

dairy farming
(industria láctea)
healthy mineral water
hot springs
1987- the first place in Britain to become a World Heritage Site
It was built between 3000 & 1500 BC.
Since the 1980s young people, including many hippies & New Age Travellers, have been going for their midsummer celebrations.
It was made a World Heritage Site in 1986.

Set in the mid-nineteenth century, the narrator identifies the novel's protagonist as Sarah Woodruff, the Woman of the title, also known as "Tragedy" and as "The French Lieutenant's Whore". She lives in the coastal town of Lyme Regis as a disgraced woman, supposedly abandoned by a French ship's officer named Varguennes who had returned to France and married. She spends some of her limited free time on The Cobb, a stone jetty where she stares out the sea.

One day, Charles Smithson, an orphaned gentleman, and Ernestina Freeman, his fiancée and a daughter of a wealthy tradesman, see Sarah walking along the cliffside. Ernestina tells Charles something of Sarah's story, and he becomes curious about her. Though continuing to court Ernestina, Charles has several more encounters with Sarah, meeting her clandestinely three times. During these meetings, Sarah tells Charles of her history, and asks for his emotional and social support. During the same period, he learns of the possible loss of place as heir to his elderly uncle, who has become engaged to a woman young enough to bear a child. Meanwhile, Charles's servant Sam falls in love with Mary, the maid of Ernestina's aunt.

In fact, Charles has fallen in love with Sarah and advises her to leave Lyme for Exeter. Returning from a journey to warn Ernestina's father about his uncertain inheritance, Charles stops in Exeter as if to visit Sarah. From there, the narrator, who intervenes throughout the novel and later becomes a character in it, offers three different ways in which the novel could end:
Landmarks officially recognized by the United Nations as being important to the collective interests of humanity
. mild climate
. pleasant green scenery
. close contact with the Atlantic
peninsula: portion of land that extends into the sea
COUNTIES that comprise the SW are:
growing of spring flowers
2.cattle rearing
8- woolen making
- an important port for many centuries, esp in the 17th & 18th when Bristol was involved in the Atlantic triangular slave trade between Britain, West Africa & America
- Slaves taken from Africa to America, returned to Bristol loaded with sugar, rum, tobacco & left again for Africa.
- In the 19th C Bristol lost relevance & Liverpool became an important port due to the prohibition of the slave trade & the lack of manufacturing industries around it.
triangular trade
mineral de hierro
a coastal region frequented as a resort area and usually marked by a mild climate
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