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Marco Polo

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  • 1. Meet Marco Polo Hello , I’m Rozalka. How are you? Hi , I’m Oliwia. We are going to travel back in time to visit Marco Polo. Let’s meet him now.
  • 2. In Marco Polo's Home Hello , Olivia . Hello , Rozalka . Welcome to my home. Let me tell you about my life as a traveller and about the places I have explored. They are really inetersting.
  • 3. Early Years Marco Polo’s father was a merchant. He grew up listening about his many adventures. Young Marco wanted to be like his father. He wanted to travel all over the world. Marco Polo was a good student. His favourite subjects were Maths and Trade. Are you good at Maths?
  • 4. First Voyage Marco Polo made his first voyage when he was 17 . He went with his father and uncle . He traveled through many places. The journey was long and t o ugh but he did not give up. Marco Polo learned a lot about traveling in unknown lands . He wanted to reach new lands and meet new people.
  • 5. The Silk Route Marco Polo travelled to China through the Silk Route . The Silk Route connects Europe with China . Marco Polo crossed many towns and big cities. He met many new people. He saw many new things. He saw new cultures, customs and religions . It took him more than three years to reach China. He was very excited exploring all those places.
  • 6. Second Voyage Marco Polo served for 17 years in Kublai Khan’s court. In 1292 , he left for Italy for the last time. He sailed with 14 ships and 600 people. During the journey, he explored many lands. Among them they were Indonesia , Sri Lanka and India. He saw that every country was different from the other and their cultures differ as well. It took him more than two years to reach Italy.
  • 7. In Venice When Marco Polo reached Ve n ice he looked like an Asian. He told Vanetians about the riches of the East. He showed them rubies , emeralds and diamonds. He told them about paper currency , postal system , and spaghetti. He told them how Europe is different from Asia. He told them about his adventures. They like his stories a lot. They were very eager to find out more and more.
  • 8. The Million After his return Marco Polo joined the army. He was imprisoned while fighting a war . In prison he wrote about his travels and adventures in a kind of diary. He called his book ‘’The Million’’ . As a result, the book was translated into many languages. Many people wanted to have a copy of it. Every travaller wanted to have it as a kind of guide. Also Columbs carried a copy of the book during his voyage.
  • 9. Conclusions We can say that Marco Polo was a great traveller. He traveled all over Asia. His voyages took him 24 years . How could the world hono u r him? Have you got any ideas? For many years many ships around the world have been named after him. Have you ever travelled on ship named after him?
  • 10. Glossary Discovery – something that has been discovered In Polish – Odkrycie , wynalezienie In Portuguese – descoberta In Romanian– descoperire Voyage – A long journey by sea or in space In Polish – podróź In Portuguese – viagem In Romanian – calatorie Merchant – A person whose job is to buy and sell goods , usuallyof one particular type , in large amounts In Polish – kupiec , handlowiec In Portuguese – mercador, comerciante In Romanian – vanzator, comerciant Unkown – a person who is not well know . In Polish –nieznany In Portuguese – desconhecido In Romanian - necunoscut
  • 11. The End Oliwia Koziak Rozalka Sokołowska Primary School No 5 Bielsk Podlaski , Poland