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  • 1. Viaje a la Costa Brava 3 al 8 de mayo 2012Nombre: ________________________Año: ___________________________This trip is a fantastic opportunity for you to find out more about Spain andCatalunya and practise some of the Spanish you’ve learnt at school. Try your best tocomplete all the activities in this booklet and complete some blog entries. That wayyou will get the most out of your trip!There will be a prize each day for the best answers and prizes from Barcelona at theend for the best booklets overall.¡Buen viaje!
  • 2. DISASTER RECOVERY PLAN FOR PUPILS ON SCHOOL TRIPSIf you get lost or separated from the group you should: 1. Phone the teacher in charge of your group or the school. 2. Make your way to the agreed meeting point. 3. If you are lost or worried contact the police – phone 112 in an EMERGENCY.In theevent of a major disaster or terrorist incident you must: 1. Try to remain calm; some one else may be depending upon you. 2. Not go off on your own but try to remain with as many members of the group as possible. 3. Follow the instructions of the police or other officials and answer their questions calmly & factually. 4. Move away from the scene to a known safe location. 5. Seek medical help if required. 6. If possible make your way to the agreed meeting point. 7. Report any missing members of the party to the emergency services. 8. Contact the trip leader, school or school contact to explain what has happened and seek guidance. 9. If abroad carry a photocopy of your passport, at all times (24/7).Emergency Telephone Numbers • Trip Leader – S Coubrough 07831 530 527 • School contact –Ms Hodson 07527 516 042 • Highbury Fields School– 0044 20 7288 1888 in school hours. Información sobre la estudianteNombre: ________________________________Soy alumna del instituto Highburfields School. Estoy aquí para un viaje escolar.Highburyfields SchoolHighbury HillLondonN5 1ARoffice@highburyfields.islington.sch.ukNúmero del instituto: 0044 20 7288 1888 o 0044 7527 516 042Número del líder del grupo: 0034 7831 530 527Mi profesor se llama : ____________________________Su número de teléfono es: ________________________Where is the Costa Brava?
  • 3. As you can see from the maps on the cover, the Costa Brava is in north east Spain. Itis in a region called Catalonia (Cataluña in Spanish, Catalunya in Catalan). Catalonia isone of Spain’s 17 autonomous regions. They speak their own language, Catalan, as wellas Spanish (Castellano or Español).The Catalan people have a long and proud history of independence. It was one of themost important kingdoms in Europe, but became part of Spain in 1486, though itretained its own laws. In 1492, Christopher Columbus met the Spanish kings inBarcelona on his return from his first voyage to America.Catalonia played an important part in the industrialisation of Spain in the 19th centuryand there was a cultural movement to recover Catalan language and culture after along period of decay. The famous Catalan architect Antonio Gaudí was also born in1852.Barcelona is the second biggest city in Spain after Madrid and throughout history,there has always been a strong rivalry between the two cities. Following the SpanishCivil War (1936- 1939), Spain was ruled by a dictator, General Franco, kept Madrid asthe capital and tried to wipe out the Catalan language and culture (as well as otherregional languages in Spain), burning whole libraries of books and forbidding people tospeak their language or sing their own national anthems.Franco died in 1975, bringing an end to the dictatorship. The Catalan government wasrestored and Catalan made the official language, alongside Spanish. In 1992, theOlympic Games were held in Barcelona, which brought international attention toCatalonia and saw a lot of development in the city. Barcelona is now a thriving,modern city, visited by millions of tourists. You can visit museums, take part in watersports, go to the beach, and enjoy the wide range of restaurants.Actividad 1: Match the events to the dates a) La Guerra Civil en España1492Siglo 19 b) Los Juegos Olímpicos en Barcelona1936-1939 c) Cristobal Colón volvió de las Américas1975 d) Murió el dictador Fracisco Franco1992 e) Un período de renacimiento en Cataluña y también nació Gaudí.
  • 4. Actividad 2: fill in the gaps with the words at the bottom.Barcelona está en el (1) ________ de España. Se habla castellano y (2) __________.Está (3) __________ de Francia.Es la segunda (4) _________ más importante de España.Barcelona tiene un sistema de (5) ________ muy bueno y eficaz. Se puede viajar entren o en (6)_________ .Barcelona es una ciudad muy (7)__________ y muy cultural.Hay (8)__________ que hacer en Barcelona.El (9)___________ es muy popular en la ciudad en parte a causa de los JuegosOlímpicos del 1992.Hay una gran variedad de (11) ________ donde se puede comer de todo. metro noreste cerca acuáticos mucho cuidad restaurantes transporte catalán deporte bonitaActividad 3: while you are in Catalonia, find out:1)Why April 23rd is important in Catalonia and what happens on that day.2) What ‘Castellers’ are. A Catalan SongParlo sense vergonya, parlo amb libertatI per començar, parlo catalàParlo sense vergonya, parlo amb lliberatI, si m’equivoco, torno a començar!I speak without shame, I speak freelyAnd to start I speak CatalanI speak without shame, I speak freelyAnd if I make a mistake, I start again
  • 5. ¿Castellano o Catalán?Catalan is spoken by nearly 7 million people in Catalonia, throughout the Balearic Islands(Menorca, Majorca, Ibiza, Formentera), parts of northern Valencia, as well as Andorra, andan area of southern France called Roussillon. It is also spoken in Sardinia. In schools inCatalonia, pupils have lessons in Catalan and Castellano (Spanish).Like Spanish, Catalan is a romance language, which means it evolved from Latin, thelanguage of the Romans. Other romance languages are French, Italian, Portuguese andRomanian. It looks like a combination of French and Spanish but it doesn’t sound like either.When you are in the Costa Brava, you will see signs in both Catalan and Castellano, and youwill hear people speaking both languages.Actividad 4: complete the table (you should know most of the words in Spanish already!)English Spanish (Castellano) CatalánHelloHow are you?Very wellPleaseThank youGoodbyeShopOpenShutTill (also the word for bank)StreetActividad 5: Write any new words you learn in either Spanish or Catalan at the end of thebookletActividad 6: Imagine what it would be like if you spoke two languages, using both of themeach day, and perhaps switching from one to another. What do you think it would be like?Can you think of any other countries where there are two official languages?
  • 6. Interview a Spanish-speaking personThis is a great opportunity for you to practise some of the Spanish you’ve learnt atschool with some native Spanish speakers.Remember that a Spanish-speaking person doesn’t necessarily mean someone fromSpain! There are lots of people from Central and South America living in Spain, soyou can also interview someone from one of those countries.So who can you ask? Do not approach strangers in the street. You can ask staff inthe hotel, or at any of the places we visit, though check with Miss Duggan first.Remember to pronounce the words correctly so that they understand you!ñ = ny (e.g. año = an-yo)ll = y (e.g. llamas = yamas)j = like an ‘h’ in English (e.g. trabajas = trabahas)qué is pronounced like the letter ‘k’ in EnglishActividad 7¡Hola! Soy estudiante de español. ¿Te importaría si te hiciera unas preguntas?1) ¿Cómo te llamas? _________________________________________________2) ¿Cuándo es tu cumpleaños? _________________________________________3) ¿Dónde vives? ___________________________________________________4) ¿Vives en una casa o en un piso? ______________________________________5) ¿En qué trabajas? ________________________________________________6) ¿Tienes hermanos? _______________________________________________7) ¿Tienes algún animal en casa? _______________________________________8) ¿Qué te gusta comer y beber? ______________________________________¡Muchas gracias por tu ayuda!Bonus points if you can ask other questions and find out more information, but be polite!
  • 7. Día 1: GironaI.E.S Jaume Vicens Vives Actividad 8What is different about school in Spain? Would you like to go to school in Spain?City of Girona Actividad 9Match up the monuments to the descriptions. Les muralles Spectacular stroll along the path running around the ancient walls dating from Charlemagne (9th (Wall fortification) century a.d.) and early medieval times (14th-15th centuries a.d.) and bordering the historic centre on the east. This is certainly the ideal setting to enjoy spectacular views of the city Sant Feliu Among the largest and best preserved in Europe, the Call --or Jewish Quarter in Catalan-- integrates the Bonastruc ça Porta center and its surroundings, which have gained the most important architectural and urbanistic interest. Jewish Quarter Originating in the earliest times of Christianity, a large part of the Romanesque building is still preserved, which was later completed with Gothic naves and structures, and a baroque facade (11th - 17th century a.d.). Eight extraordinary Roman and Paleochristian sepulchres consitute its greatest attraction. La Catedral Built in different styles (11th - 17th century a.d.), it preserves elements of the first Romanesque building (cloister and tower of Charlemagne), and the nave --its most spectacular characteristic-- features with the widest gothic arched span in the world.Espai Gironès Actividad 10Hopefully we will visit the Shopping centre ‘Espai Gironès’. Find the names of twoshops which we also have in England and three which we don’t.a)b)c)d)e)Día 2: ¡Vamos a Portaventura!
  • 8. Today we are going to a theme park called Portaventura. It was the first theme parkin Spain.Actividad 11: answer these questions1) There are five main sections to the park, and one that has just oponed. Write thenames of them here:a)b)c)d)e)2) What do you think the theme behind the park is?3) How do you say these words in Spainsh:Rollercoaster: ____________________________________________________Theme park (there are two posibilities): _________________________________4) What was your favourite ride? Why?Comer y beberHopefully we will get the chance to try some Spanish and Catalan dishes, either in thehotel or when we’re out and about. Try to order food in Spanish if you can, the staffwill really appreciate you making an effort¡Actividad 12: Find out what these dishes are and tick if you try them!Patatas bravas Drinks – useful reminder of namesCroquetasCalamares Quiero … por favor Un zumo de naranjaPimientos de Padrón Un zumo de manzanaGambas Refrescos (e.g. limonada) TéHelado CaféPan con tomate Con lechePulpo Una coca-cola LimDía 3: Mañana Vamos al centro de Barcelona
  • 9. Today we are going to visit the centre of Barcelona. Unfortunately we will not beable to visit the most famous street, Las Ramblas, as it is not very safe for largegroups and there are many pickpockets. But we are going to the port area, wherethere’s lots to do!Actividad 13: In the Barri Gòtic and la Boqueria1)Write down in Spanish some of the different products that you can buy in themarket.2) What are the streets like in the Barri Gòtic?3) What important buildings are there in the Barri Gòtic?Día 3: por la tarde¡Vamos a la Sagrada Familia!This afternoon we are going a very famous and unusual cathedral! It is still notcomplete! It was designed by a famous Catalan architect called Antoni Gaudí.Actividad 14 : Gaudí1) When and where was Gaudí born exactly?2) What is the name of the movement and period of architecture that Gaudírepresented in Catalonia?3) Name three other buildings or monuments designed by Gaudí in Barcelona4) What was Gaudí inspired by?5) When and how did Gaudí die?Actividad 15: La Sagrada Familia
  • 10. 1) When did work start on the building of the Sagrada Familia?2) What does ‘Sagrada Familia’ mean?3) What is the estimated completion date?4) Who consecrated the Basilica in November 2010?5) The Church will have three grand façqdes: what are they called? Which two havebeen completed so far?6) Gaudí designed 18 spires: twelve to represent the disciples, four to represent thefour evangelists (writers of the gospels), one for the Virgin Mary. Who do you thinkthe tallest one represents?7) How many spires have been completed so far?Actividad 16: Your views – what did you like about the Sagrada Familia? What did youfind interesting or different from other cathedrals and churches you’ve seen?
  • 11. Actividad final: your thoughts about the tripWhat have you learnt? What have you enjoyed?Would you like to visit the Costa Brava again?Which places would you like to visit again or which new places would you visit?Did you practise some Spanish?How did you feel?Would you like to visit Spain again? SPACE TO WRITE COMMENTS TO UPLOAD ON THE BLOG Day 1
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