Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Day 2 – Learning the basics

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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
Q. 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:

A. 1. The name of the capital city is Mexico City
    2. The population of the capital city is 8.5 million.
    3. In January, the weather in the capital city is usually cool.
    4.The capital city is located in the south central of Mexico (northern, southern, middle) part of the country.
     5.The languages most commonly spoken in the capital city is spanish.

Activity 2
Q.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.
A.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 bullfighting should be banned because, People get injured and because it’s also dangerous.    


  1. Hi Samiuela, my name is Lisa and I live in Chile with my husband and two children. I have been to Mexico and I know it has some similarities with Chile - for example we speak Spanish here in Chile too. But one difference is the weather in January. Here in Chile we are in the south so it is very hot at this time of year! I guess it is winter in Mexico right now.

  2. Hola Samiuela,

    Mexico certainly sounds like an interesting place. Can you imagine living in a city with almost twice the population of New Zealand?? I thought Auckland was big enough!

    Although they speak Spanish there mainly, do you know if they speak any other languages in Mexico? I know in New Zealand we have three official languages, do you know what they are?

    Thank you for sharing your opinion about bullfighting. I agree with you, I think it's dangerous, but also it's very unfair on the bulls. The people who organise bullfighting treat their bulls very poorly, and often severely abuse them leading into the fight. Many of the bulls don't survive a bullfight, which I think is very sad.

    A lot of the people who still think bullfighting should be legal tend to do so because it has been a tradition in Spain for a very long time. Just because something has been a tradition or 'we have always done it that way', doesn't mean that we shouldn't always stop to think about whether we're doing the right thing or not.

    Thank you so much for sharing with us Samiuela, and keep up the great blogging!

    Happy holidays :-)

  3. Hello Samiuela
    Awesome job on these activity's. I think that bullfighting should be banned because someone could get hurt or die and the bull gets killed. Keep up the great work!