Monday, 19 December 2016

Holiday Blogging - Summer Learning Journey W1 D2 A1/A2

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 ___________381,488____________
  3. In January, the weather in the capital city is usually ___________Sunny____________
  4. The capital city is located in the __________Northern___________ (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.

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I think that bullfighting should be banned here are my 2 reasons:

  1. I think that bullfighting should be banned completely because it’s obviously very dangerous.
  2. My second reason why bullfighting should be banned because the bull will suffer and die which is really sad.


  1. Great to see you along on the SLJ Amelia. I have never been to Canberra, even though I've been to Australia lots. I look forward to learning more from you.
    I do agree with you about the bull fighting. However, lots of people seem to love it. I wonder what the attraction is?

    Mrs Burt

    1. Hi Mrs Burt. Thanks for the comment. Yea I loved joining the Summer Learning Journey website it is amazing. I also wonder why people still seem to like bullfighting.


  2. G'day Amelia,
    My name is Tania and I am a Manaiakalani Outreach Facilitator. I have been emailing with Rachel and she has told me all about The Summer Learning Journey, it's great to see you have made a start and picked your country. I was lucky enough to go to Spain this year and we visited a bull fighting ring in Ronda. Some people stayed to watch the bull fight but like you, I don't like the idea at all so didn't want to pay to watch! I think it should be banned and interestingly lots of people in Spain think so too, it is banned in Barcelona which is another place that I visited. Keep up the great researching, reading, writing, creating and sharing. Enjoy your summer holiday.
    Nga mihi nui

    1. Kia ora Tania it great meeting you. Yea I've been enjoying the Summer Learning Journey it's a blast! It's great to hear that you have been to Spain. I agree bullfighting is a thumbs down I don't know why they like it. Anyways thanks for the comment!