Saturday, 17 December 2016

Maya's Day 2

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.
Activity 1
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 ___canberra________________________
  2. The population of the capital city is ________356,585_______________
  3. In January, the weather in the capital city is usually _____warm__________________
  4. The capital city is located in the ___________link to the place__________ (northern, southern, middle) part of the country.
  5. The languages most commonly spoken in the capital city are _______________________english________________________________

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 that bullfighting should stop because it is cruel to the animal by having a horrible day before death. I also think that it should stop because what if the person got hurt by the bull.
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 I went to weta workshop and the museum in the gallipoli exhibition.

Bonus Activity = 8 points

1 comment:

  1. Maya, Wow. What a great entry. It is great to see your thinking, especially with the bull fighting. You have shown great empathy for the animal involved and really understand why it should be banned.

    Also, even though it was short, your answer for the Wellington question was good because it was clear and concise. I studied in Wellington for my first degree, so I know those places well. I hope you had a good time when you visited it. Do you think it is as windy as everyone says it is? Haha!

    Tino pai,