Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Week 2 Day 6

Week 2 Day 6

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 Inglés?
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).

Feeling excited and nervous at the same time.
Feeling excited and nervous could always happen.
As the time click clock by it's your part to do your stuff.
Never leave a buddy behind.
Traveling on this lovely journey is like 123.
Let your happy thoughts come by and wait.
Until your done.
By Charlotte Crosbie

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 = おはようございます
Good bye = さようなら
How much does this cost? = この費用はいくらですか?
When is the next bus? = 次のバスはいつですか?
Where is the nearest hospital? = 一番近い病院はどこですか?

Good morning = Buenos días
Good bye = Adiós
How much does this cost? = ¿Cuánto cuesta este?
When is the next bus? = ¿Cuándo pasa el próximo autobús?
Where is the nearest hospital? = ¿Dónde está el hospital más cercano?


Good morning = Guten Morgen
Good bye = Auf Wiedersehen
How much does this cost? = Wie viel kostet das?
When is the next bus? = Wann fährt der nächste Bus?
Where is the nearest hospital? = Wo ist das nächste Krankenhaus?


Good morning = Selamat Pagi
Good bye = Selamat tinggal
How much does this cost? = Berapa harga ini?
When is the next bus? = Bilakah bas seterusnya?
Where is the nearest hospital? = Mana hospital yang terdekat?


Good morning = صباح الخير
Good bye = وداعا
How much does this cost? = كم سعر هذا؟
When is the next bus? = متى ستأتي الحافلة القادمة ؟
Where is the nearest hospital? = أين يقع أقرب مستشفى؟

Bonus Activity = 10 points
By Charlotte


  1. Hi Charlotte!

    This must be the best blog you've done yet! What great work! Keep up the solid effort! You should be very proud of yourself. I really enjoyed your poem and the selfie!

    Stay strong and do your best!


  2. Hello there Charlotte,

    I am a year 7 student from S.P.X school and my name is Von. I like your selfie because it captures how you would be feeling inside the air plane.

    Great work and I hope you continuously Blog :D

  3. This comment has been removed by the author.

  4. Hi CHarlotte!

    Great post! A lot of work was evidently put into this post and I found it very interesting as well as educational!

    Keep it up!

  5. Hi Charlotte

    Great job, that is a lot to do as well. How long did it take you?

  6. Hi Charlotte,

    Great effort with this blog - I love the way that you translated the five key travel phrases into not one, but five different languages. Good on you!

    I also love that you posted a great selfie. I, too, would have been pretty scared to travel to a brand new place. The nice thing about traveling to Australia is that the people speak the same language (English) and they will want to help you as much as they possibly can. I am confident that everyone will be really friendly and very nice!

    I have had the opportunity to travel to Australia a few times over the past few years and I have always been treated very well by the Aussies. They're usually very outgoing and laid back!

    Keep up the great work with your blogging, Charlotte. I can't wait to see what you learn next about Australia on your summer learning journey!

    Rachel :)

  7. Hi Charlotte,

    It is the last day of blogging so I thought I better say "Hello" and thank you for participating in the Summer Learning Journey. I know you tried really hard this time and I know that you will continue to do your best at school this year, because that is the kind of person you are.

    I wish you all the very best for 2017 and that you face all your challenges head on with a grin on your face. You are a star pupil and I know you'll be successful with that attitude.

    Kia Kaha, Charlotte,