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Learning activity 4 / Actividad de aprendizaje 4 Evidence: describing cities and places / Evidencia:

Learning activity 4 / Actividad de aprendizaje 4

Evidence: describing cities and places / Evidencia: Describiendo ciudades y lugares

You are going to see images of five cities and their landmarks. Write a paragraph describing each city and country it belongs and the landmark shown. Use the vocabulary from the box for the descriptions. The first one is done for you as an example. / A continuación verá imágenes de cinco ciudades y sus lugares representativos. Escriba un párrafo describiendo cada ciudad, el país al que pertenece y el lugar mostrado. Use el vocabulario dentro del recuadro para las descripciones. La primera ha sido hecha como ejemplo.

Note: We recommend to do some research on the places to be described before writing the paragraphs. / Nota: recomendamos hacer una pequeña investigación sobre los lugares antes de escribir los párrafos.

a statue / a cathedral / a bridge / a river / modern buildings / boats / a harbour / mountains / a fountain / a canal / desert / a hill / a castle / traditional buildings / an obelisk / a square / a shopping mall / a monument / a tower.

New York (USA) The Statue of Liberty

/ a tower. New York (USA) – The Statue of Liberty New York is a big

New York is a big city in the United States (North America). It takes thousand of visitors every year. The city has a population of around 8 million people. There is a lot to see and do in New York. You can visit the Central Park, the Metropolian museum and Times Square. In the picture you can see the Statue of Liberty, a monumet built between 1875 and 1986. It is 93 meters tall. The statue is located on Liberty Island in the Hudson River.

a monumet built between 1875 and 1986. It is 93 meters tall. The statue is located
Rome (Italy) – Saint Peter ’s Square Sydney (Australia) – The Sydney Opera House Rome
Rome (Italy) – Saint Peter ’s Square Sydney (Australia) – The Sydney Opera House Rome

Rome (Italy) Saint Peter’s Square

Rome (Italy) – Saint Peter ’s Square Sydney (Australia) – The Sydney Opera House Rome is

Sydney (Australia) The Sydney Opera House

Rome is the capital of Italy. The city is located in the central-western portion of the Italian península, within Lazio (Latium), along the shores of Tiber river. The vatican city is an independent country geographically located within the city boundaries of Rome, the only existing example of a country within the city: for this reason Rome has been often defined as capital of two statesIn the picture you can see the St. Peter´s Basilica, which was built between 1506 and 1626 and borders the aquare to the west. The cathedral is the largest in the world. its interior is decorated with magnificent monuments, many of which were created by the great Bernini.

in the world. its interior is decorated with magnificent monuments, many of which were created by

The Sydney Opera House in Sydney, New South" wales, Australia is one of the most distinctive and famous 20th-century buildings, and one of the most famous performing arts venues in the world. Situated on Bennelong point in Sydney Harbour, with parkland to its south and close to the enormous Sydney Harbour Bridge, the building and its surroundings form an iconic Australian image. To some the spherical-sectioned shells remind them of the flotilla of sailboats commonly cruising there. Tourists - mostly with little or no interest in opera - throng to the building in their thousands every week purely to see it. As well as many touring theatre, ballet, and musical productions the Opera house is the Home of Opera Australia, the Sydney theatre. company and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra in the picture you can see the building of the bridge coincided with the construction of a system of underground railways in Sydney's CBD, known today as the City Circle, and the bridge was designed with this in mind. The bridge was designed to carry six lanes of road traffic, flanked by two railway tracks and a footpath on each side. Both sets of rail tracks were linked into the underground Wynyard railway station, on the south side of the bridge, by symmetrical ramps and tunnels. The eastern- side railway tracks were used to carry trams from the north into a terminal within that station.

and tunnels. The eastern- side railway tracks were used to carry trams from the north into
and tunnels. The eastern- side railway tracks were used to carry trams from the north into
Edinburgh (Scotland) – Edinburgh Castle Edinburgh (Scotland) Scotland's most famous castle dominating the city
Edinburgh (Scotland) – Edinburgh Castle Edinburgh (Scotland) Scotland's most famous castle dominating the city

Edinburgh (Scotland) Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh (Scotland) Scotland's most famous castle dominating the city skyline, there is plenty to see and do with the perfect balance between all things traditional and contemporary. There are World-class museums and galleries to visit, excellent shopping to distract you and some of Scotland’s finest restaurants to tempt your tastebuds. In the picture you can see the Edinburgh Castle is situated on Castle Rock in the city of Edinburgh, Scotland. Castle Rock formed after a volcano erupted over 340 million years ago. The first castle that existed on the rock was known as “The Castle of the Maidens”. According to legend, the castle had been a shrine to the “Nine Maidens”, one of whom was Morgan le Fay.

Dubai (United Arab Emirates) is the main trading center of the entire Gulf, has the principal port facilities of the UAE as well as its busiest airport, and has several large commercial enterprises. The UAE has four other international airports. Several features of the UAE's demography are unusual. The population in 1995 was 15 times larger than it was in 1965, largely due to the immigration of male expatriate workers. Four- fifths of the UAE's inhabitants are foreign workers and their dependents. In the picture you can see the ‘Vertical City’ and ‘A Living Wonder,’ Burj Khalifa, developed by Dubai-based Emaar Properties PJSC, is the world’s tallest building.Rising gracefully from the desert, Burj Khalifa honors the city with its extraordinary union of art, engineering and meticulous craftsmanship. At 828 meters (2,716.5 ft), the 200-storey Burj Khalifa has over 160 habitable stories, the most of any building in the world. The tower was inaugurated on January 4, 2010, to coincide with the fourth anniversary of the Accession Day of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum as the Ruler of Dubai. Arguably the world’s most prestigious address, Burj Khalifa is responsible for a number of worldfirsts. The tower became the world’s tallest man-made structure just 1,325 days after excavation work started in January

2004.

1,325 days after excavation work started in January 2004. Dubai (United Arab Emirates) – The Burj

Dubai (United Arab Emirates) The Burj Khalifa

Fuente de imágenes: Fotolia (s.f.)

When you finish your work, send the file to your instructor through the platform as follows:

de imágenes: Fotolia (s.f.) When you finish your work, send the file to your instructor through

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Click on the title of this evidence.

1. Click on the title of this evidence. 2. Click on Examinar mi equipo and look

2. Click on Examinar mi equipo and look for the file in your computer. Make sure the file is attached.

3. Leave a comment for the instructor (optional).

4. Click Enviar.

Una vez finalice la evidencia envíe al instructor el archivo a través de la plataforma, así:

1. Dé clic en el título de esta evidencia.

2. Dé clic en el enlace Examinar mi equipo y busque el archivo en su computador. Asegúrese de adjuntar el archivo.

3. Escriba algún comentario si lo considera pertinente.

4. Dé clic en Enviar.

Note: This evidence is an individual activity. Remember to check the learning guide in order to know if you have done all the assigned activities, know how to develop them and deliver them correctly.

Nota: esta evidencia es de carácter individual. Recuerde revisar la guía de aprendizaje con el fin de verificar que ha realizado todas las actividades propuestas, saber cómo desarrollarlas y entregarlas correctamente.

Criterio de evaluación

Describe lugares, ciudades y países teniendo en cuenta el vocabulario y contexto requerido.

Criterio de evaluación Describe lugares, ciudades y países teniendo en cuenta el vocabulario y contexto requerido.