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2. describing cities and places. ENGLISH DOT WORKS 2. SENA. semana 4 acitivdad 2.
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.
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
Time’s 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.
New York (USA) – The Statue of Liberty
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 /
St. Peter's Square is a large plaza located directly in
front of St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City, the
papal enclave inside Rome, directly west of the
neighbourhood or rione of Borgo.
At the centre of the square is an Egyptian obelisk,
erected at the current site in 1586.
Gian Lorenzo Bernini designed the square almost
100 years later, including the massive Tuscan
colonnades, four columns deep, which embrace
visitors in "the maternal arms of Mother Church".
A granite fountain constructed by Bernini in 1675
matches another fountain designed by Carlo
Maderno in 1613.Rome (Italy) – Saint Peter’s Square
The Sydney Opera House is a multi-venue
performing arts centre in Sydney, Australia, identified
as one of the 20th century's most distinctive
Designed by Danish architect Jørn Utzon, the
building was formally opened on 20 October 1973
after a gestation beginning with Utzon's 1957
selection as winner of an international design
The government of New South Wales, led by the
premier, Joseph Cahill, authorised work to begin in
1958 with Utzon directing construction.
The government's decision to build Utzon's design is
often overshadowed by circumstances that followed,
including cost and scheduling overruns as well as the
architect's ultimate resignation.
The building and its surrounds occupy the whole of
Bennelong Point in Sydney Harbour, between
Sydney Cove and Farm Cove, adjacent to the
Sydney central business district and the Royal
Botanic Gardens, and close by the Sydney Harbour
Sydney (Australia) – The Sydney Opera
Edinburgh Castle is a historic fortress which
dominates the skyline of the city of Edinburgh,
Scotland, from its position on the Castle Rock.
Archaeologists have established human occupation
of the rock since at least the Iron Age (2nd century
AD), although the nature of the early settlement is
There has been a royal castle on the rock since at
least the reign of David I in the 12th century, and the
site continued to be a royal residence until 1633.
From the 15th century the castle's residential role
declined, and by the 17th century it was principally
used as military barracks with a large garrison.
Its importance as a part of Scotland's national
heritage was recognised increasingly from the early
19th century onwards, and various restoration
programmes have been carried out over the past
century and a half.
As one of the most important strongholds in the
Kingdom of Scotland, Edinburgh Castle was involved
in many historical conflicts from the Wars of Scottish
Independence in the 14th century to the Jacobite
Rising of 1745.
Edinburgh (Scotland) – Edinburgh Castle
Burj Khalifa known as Burj Dubai before its
inauguration, is a megatall skyscraper in Dubai,
United Arab Emirates. It is the tallest structure in the
world, standing at 829.8 m (2,722 ft).
Construction of the Burj Khalifa began in 2004, with
the exterior completed in 2009. The primary structure
is reinforced concrete.
The building was opened in 2010 as part of a new
development called Downtown Dubai. It is designed
to be the centerpiece of large-scale, mixed-use
The decision to build the building is reportedly based
on the government's decision to diversify from an oil-
based economy, and for Dubai to gain international
The building was named in honor of the ruler of Abu
Dhabi and president of the United Arab Emirates,
Dubai (United Arab Emirates) – The Burj
Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan; Abu Dhabi and the
UAE government lent Dubai money to pay its debts.
The building broke numerous height records.
Fuente de imágenes: Fotolia (s.f.)
When you finish your work, send the file to your instructor through the platform
1. Click on the title of this evidence.
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
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