WJEC Theme 1, 2 and 3 Geography

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Central Business District
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Areas of the city from centre to the edge.
CBD, Inner City, Inner Suburbs, Outer Suburbs.
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Housing types in CBD?
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Housing types in Inner City?
Old terraced blocks 1960's high rise flats and low rise houses. Modern town houses.
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Housing types in Inner suburbs?
Mixed detatchedand semi detatched houses.
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Housing types in Outer Suburbs?
Large detatced houses, 1960's high rise flats and low rise houses.
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What does owner occupied mean?
Owned outright by the people who live in them, or they are just paying off loan or a morgage from a builiding society or bank.
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What does council rented mean?
When people pay rent to the local authority.
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What's an eco-town?
New communities currently being planned that will accomidate 5000,15000 homes, green spaces, schools, health care facilities, businesses and shope.
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Wher is your nearest planned eco-town (case study) ?
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What is migration?
The movement of people from one place to another in order to live.
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Some influences that encrourage people to migrate from Urban to rural areas?
Air pollution, congested roads, clean air, fear of crime, empty roads, friendly community.
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Poor areas what are the pushes from the countryside?
lack of water (poor quality of everyday life), no school in the village, a great distance from medical help, un reliable supply of water.
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What is an Asylum seeker?
Well-founded fear of persecution in their country of origin for reasons including political opinion, region, ethnicity, race/nationality or membership of a particular social group.
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What is an Economic migrant?
Moves from one country to another for work or other economic opportunities.
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Pull of the cities in LEDC's?
Pulled by the perception of a better life. Attracted by the positive reports of people who have left the villiage before them and expectto find all those features missing from their lives in the countryside.
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Whats a honeypot site?
A place that attracts many tourists. At peak times they may be very crowded and congested. They risk being spoiled by the litter and noise of the visitors.
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What is weather?
Day to day changes in the atmosphere.
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What is climate?
Average weather conditions over a period of usually at least 30 years.
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What are the centres of low preassure caleed?
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What are the centres of high pressures called?
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What is a cyclone?
A severe depression. Also called hurricanes.
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What is a store?
Where water remains in one place and state.
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What is flow?
The transfer of water between stores. This could be in the same state or involve a change of state.
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What is lag time?
The time between the peak in a period of rain and peak discharge of the river.
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What is Discharge?
The volume of water flowing down a river. It is measured in cubic meters per second.
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Bankfull stage.
The discharge above which the river will be unable to hold all of the water, so floods.
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What is a drought?
An extended period during which an area recieves less rain that would normally be the case.
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What is a standard of living?
Something that is quantifiable / measurable for example the amount of money you own, your possessions etc….
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What is quality of life?
More difficult to quantify – these factors cannot be managed easily an example would be the effects of your friends.
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What is hydraulic action?
the force of the river against the banks can cause air to be trapped in cracks and crevices. The pressure weakens the banks and gradually wears it away.
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What is abrasion?
rocks carried along by the river wear down the river bed and banks.
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What is attrition?
rocks being carried by the river smash together and break into smaller, smoother and rounder particles.
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What is a solution?
When soluble particles are dissolved into the river.
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What is suspension?
When material floats in the water as it moves
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What is saltation?
Materialis bounced along by the moving water.
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What is traction?
Material is rolled or dragged along. It doesn't leave the surface as it is carried.
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What is employment?
Work for which some form of pay is given.
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What is a primary sector of employment?
Growing or extracting raw materials.
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What is a secondary sector of employment?
Manufacturing and processing goods.
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What is the tertiary sector of employment?
Providing a service.
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What is a Quota?
A limit placed on the quantity of goods that a country may export to another.
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What is import duty?
A tax or tariff that must be made by a company when goods are exported/imported between countries.
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What is subsidy?
A payment made by a country to it's own producers, in order to make them more competitive with with imported goods.
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What is multilateral aid?
Given by many goverments to large international oraganisations who decide how the aid should be distributed.
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What is bilateral aid?
Given by th goverment of one country to the goverment of another.
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What is non-goverment aid?
Given by independant oraganisations, often charities, who collect donations for countries and groups that need help.
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What is a site? The land on which the industrial unit is to be built. Factors like size, flatness whether it has been built on before (brownfeild) or is being built on for the first time (greenfield)
, may be considered important.
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What is situation?
Theland surrounding the site. How is the site located in relation to for example, transport links, availible labour or amenities and pleasant surroundings for thework force.
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What are national parks?
These are set up to protect the forests and ensure that damaging activities are stopped.
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What are wildlife corridors?
Theese are established by plating trees. This allows migration of animals from area to area of the remaining forest.
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What are medical reserves?
Pharmaceutical companies buy large areas of forest to prevent them being destroyed.They use the forest to find cures for diseases that effect people.
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What are Biosphere reserves?
These are similar to National Parks. Increasing ammount of human activity is permitted the further away you travel from a central area of unspoiled rainforest.
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