Sunday, 18 December 2016

Summer Learning Journey Day 2


Activity 1

Day 2 – Learning the basics
Now that you have chosen your country, it is time to decide where, within your country, you would like to visit. Many tourists will choose to visit the capital city of a country. It is often quite large and full of interesting things to see and do.

Before you go overseas it will be important that you learn a bit about the capital city of your country. Hop online and find out about the capital city of your country. Use this information to complete the five sentences below:
  1. The name of the capital city is Ottawa
2The population of the capital city is 883,391
  1. In January, the weather in the capital city is usually very cold
  2. The capital city is located in the northern (northern, southern, middle) part of the country.
  3. The languages most commonly spoken in the capital city are English and French.

Activity 2
One of the most popular activities in Madrid, the capital city of Spain, is called ‘Bullfighting.’ It has been a part of Spanish culture for centuries. In bullfighting people called ‘toreros and ‘matadors’ fight with a live bull. The toreros do most of the fighting and, ultimately, capture the bull and tie it up. Once it has been caught, the matador joins the fight and kills the bull. Although most toreros and matadors are men, there are some women who also compete in the sport.
Not everyone supports bullfighting in Spain. In fact, about 30% of the population want it to be banned (stopped) completely. What do you think? On your blog tell us whether or not you think that bullfighting should be banned in Spain. Please provide, at least, two reasons to support your decision.
I think bullfighting should be banned.
My first reason is because the person that is fighting the bull could get seriously injured or even get killed.
My second reason is that they are killing bulls and using the bulls just for a sport and I think that it is cruel.
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Bonus activity
Wellington is the capital city of New Zealand. Have you been to Wellington? If so, please tell us about two things that you did when you were in Wellington.
If you haven’t had the opportunity to go to Wellington, follow the link to learn more about this very cool city: Discover Wellington.
On your blog, tell us what two things you would like to do if you had the chance to visit Wellington. Would you go to the botanical gardens or visit the Beehive? Perhaps you would prefer to go shopping on Cuba Street or go out for dinner on Quay Street…

When I went to Wellington with my mum and her friend we went to visit the Beehive and we even went on the tour. We also went and rode on the cable cars and we saw lots of beautiful views surrounding Wellington.
                 Bonus Activity = 8 points

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