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
United Arab Emirates
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?
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).Poem of how I would feel:
I'm out of the plane feeling nervous what should I do should I play some tunes. Oh please what do I do I. I need to loo no I was just kidding wait do I do I actually do. Wait lets go to the hotel where it might be fun. I start to feel to feel confident, but it's going down. Arrive at the hotel don't know what to eat. I think I should eat marmite, and toast with some yummy tea. My braveness is going up let's to have fun. Now let's go and explore the Harbor bridge done!
Take a selfie that captures how you might be feeling. I think that I would most likely be feeling scared.
Here is a picture of how I might be feeling. I would most likely be scared/confused: