Sunday, 18 December 2016

Maya's day 1 week 2

Week 2: Culture, Customs and Climate
This week you will be introduced to life in a new country. You will learn about the language, weather, family structure and school system in that country. You will then be invited to create and share your blogs with people currently living in each of these countries! To get started, take a look at the activities for Day 6 – Hola!
Day 6 – Hola!
Kia ora! G’day! Selamat! Guten Morgen! Hola! Welcome to the beautiful country of your choice. Before you leave the airport and go to your hotel, you will want to learn how to say hello in the language of your country. Look at the table below to learn basic words and phrases that you may need when you are travelling around the country.
Canada, United Kingdom, Australia
Chile, Mexico
United Arab Emirates
South Africa
Thank You
Terima kasih
Do you speak English?
¿Habla usted Ingl├ęs?
Sprechen sie Englisch?
Adakah anda bercakap Bahasa Inggeris?
Eigo o hanasemasu ka?
Hal tatahaddath alanjlyzy?
Praat jy Engels?

Activity 1
Once you have read these phrases you will be ready to leave the airport and head to your hotel. Take a moment and imagine how you might feel if you were standing in the airport in a foreign country and you had to figure out how to communicate with people in a brand new language. Would you be scared? Would you feel confident? Write a short poem that describes how you might be feeling (i.e. excited, happy, scared, nervous, etc).
I was sitting in the airport bright and early
I did not know how to speak to them
I was stuck at the airport fore ever
never to be seen again

Activity 2
Take a selfie that captures how you might be feeling. I think that I would most likely be feeling scared.

Bonus Activity
Translate the following five basic travel phrases into Spanish, German, Malaysian, Japanese, Arabic or Afrikaans. Use the Google Translate website to do the translations.
Type the English phrase into the box on the left. Choose the language that you want it translated into on the right and then click the blue ‘Translate’ button. It will translate the English word or phrase into another language. Pretty cool ‘eh?!
Good morning =
Good bye =
How much does this cost? =
When is the next bus? =
Where is the nearest hospital? =

Bonus Activity = 10 points


  1. Hi Maya,

    I absolutely love the selfie picture that you posted. It reminds me of how I would feel if I was going off to visit a brand new country for the first time. It is always a little bit scary to try new things, isn't it?

    I am so pleased to see that you have already made it to Week #2 in the activity posts. That is a remarkable achievement. Well done!

    I can't wait to see what you write next :)


  2. Nice maya. When I saw that picture it made me giggle a bit. I think that I wouldn't do that face when I see a new country but I would feel really scared and I would do that face on the inside.

    Wow. You have caught up to week 2 already. Keep it up maya and maybe you could win the awesome prizes up for grabs.

    Best wishes

  3. Hi Maya!

    I also giggled a little when I saw that picture! Very good acting! I remember my first time arriving at a strange airport all alone. It was exciting but frightening, but I kept a cool head and followed the signs to where I needed to go.

    Also being at week 2 already!! Keep up the good work, but keep remembering to put a bit more into your answers!

    I can't wait for the next post!