Take a look at the map below. Sydney! Do you know where it is located on the globe?
 
Now before you watch the video, make yourself familiar with the vocabulary in the list below. Use the vocabulary trainer to practise them, if you want to!

Word List: travelling, sightseeing

    • skyline(noun)
    • Definition:
      • the horizontal silhouette of a city or building against the sky
    • Example:
      • New York has a very famous skyline.
    • spectacular(adjective)
    • Definition:
      • amazing or worthy of special notice
    • Example:
      • The parachutists were spectacular.
    • harbour(noun)
    • Definition:
      • a sheltered area for ships; a piece of water adjacent to land in which ships may stop to load and unload
    • Example:
      • The city has an excellent natural harbour.
    • icon(noun)
    • Definition:
      • an image, symbol, picture, or other representation (usually as an object of religious devotion)
    • Example:
      • That man is an icon in the business; he personifies loyalty and good business sense.
    • foyer(noun)
    • Definition:
      • a lobby, corridor, or waiting room, used in a hotel, theater, etc
    • Example:
      • We had a drink in the foyer waiting for the the play to start.
    • performance(noun)
    • Definition:
      • a live show or concert
    • Example:
      • The dancer's performance was spectacular!
    • crisscross(verb)
    • Definition:
      • to move back and forth (over something.)
    • Example:
      • He crisscrossed the streets of Sydney a thousand times.
    • addicted(adjective)
    • Definition:
      • being physically or psychologically dependent on something
    • Example:
      • He is addicted to the Internet.
    • get lost(phrasal verb)
    • Definition:
      • to lose one's way
    • Example:
      • Don't you have a map? How did we get lost?
    • vista(noun)
    • Definition:
      • a distant view or prospect, especially one seen through some opening, avenue or a passage
    • Example:
      • an overwhelming vista
    • heritage(noun)
    • Definition:
      • an inheritance; property that may be inherited; a tradition; something that can be passed down from preceding generations
    • Example:
      • The heritage that was left by the ancient Romans is now very important to us.
    • sailor(noun)
    • Definition:
      • one who follows the business of navigating ships or other vessels; one who understands the practical management of ships; one of the crew of a vessel; a mariner; a common seaman
    • Example:
      • Sailors used to come to this harbour.
    • open-air(adjective)
    • Definition:
      • taking place outdoors
    • Example:
      • We went to an open-air concert last night.
    • explore(verb)
    • Definition:
      • to examine or investigate something systematically; to travel somewhere in search of discovery; to wander without any particular aim or purpose
    • Example:
      • It was around that time that the expedition began exploring the Arctic Circle.
    • haze(noun)
    • Definition:
      • very fine solid particles (smoke, dust) or liquid droplets (moisture) suspended in the air, slightly limiting visibility
    • Example:
      • A blue haze, half dust, half mist, touched the long valley with mystery.
    • species(noun)
    • Definition:
      • a group of plants or animals having similar appearance
    • Example:
      • This species of animal is unique to the area.
    • rainforest(noun)
    • Definition:
      • a forest in a climate with high annual rainfall and no dry season
    • Example:
      • Many unfrequent animal species can be found in the rainforest.
    • railway(noun)
    • Definition:
      • a track, consisting of parallel rails, over which wheeled vehicles may travel
    • Example:
      • The railway led up the mountain.
 
 

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        get lost
        to lose one's way
        icon
        an image, symbol, picture, or other representation (usually as an object of religious devotion)
        sailor
        one who follows the business of navigating ships or other vessels; one who understands the practical management of ships; one of the crew of a vessel; a mariner; a common seaman
        species
        a group of plants or animals having similar appearance
        haze
        very fine solid particles (smoke, dust) or liquid droplets (moisture) suspended in the air, slightly limiting visibility
        spectacular
        amazing or worthy of special notice
        skyline
        the horizontal silhouette of a city or building against the sky
        explore
        to examine or investigate something systematically; to travel somewhere in search of discovery; to wander without any particular aim or purpose
        heritage
        an inheritance; property that may be inherited; a tradition; something that can be passed down from preceding generations
        performance
        a live show or concert
        open-air
        taking place outdoors
        addicted
        being physically or psychologically dependent on something
        foyer
        a lobby, corridor, or waiting room, used in a hotel, theater, etc
        harbour
        a sheltered area for ships; a piece of water adjacent to land in which ships may stop to load and unload
        vista
        a distant view or prospect, especially one seen through some opening, avenue or a passage
         
         
         
        While you are watching the video, we want you to take brief notes on the different topics that come up in the video. For example:
        If someone talks about a city's university, the school system of it's country and what is famous about it, write down "university" or "education".
        • sights in Sydney
        • opera house
        • harbour
        • salt-water pool
        • harbour bridge
        • the Rocks
        • Blue Mountains
        • bird-species in the rainforest
        • the world's steepest railway

         
        In the first exercise you have to bring the list of topics from the video into the right order. Therefore, use the notes you took before!
         
        • skyline, parks, opera house
           
        • Blue Montains
           
        • harbour
           
        • harbour bridge
           
        • a very steep railway
           
        • salt-water pool
           
        • heritage district
           
        • circus, comedy, performances
           
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        Now try to answer the following questions. If you don't know the answers, watch the video again. All the answers are in the video!
         
        1. Which part of the opera house does the reporter enter?
           
          • The east foyer.
             
          • The northern foyer.
             
          • The southern foyer.
             
           
        2. What can you find at The Rocks today?
           
          • Sydney's most famous museums.
             
          • An open-air market.
             
          • An opium selling-point.
             
           
        3. How big is the area of the Blue Mountains?
           
          • Half a million hectares.
             
          • A Million hectares.
             
          • Two Million hectares.
             
           
        4. What is special about the Sydney Harbour Bridge?
           
          • It's made from wood.
             
          • People can climb it.
             
          • It's the biggest bridge in the world.
             
           
         
         
        To finish this unit, play a game of hangman! If you find it too difficult, you should go through the vocabulary list on top of the unit again!
        skyline
        spectacular
        harbour
        icon
        foyer
        performance
        crisscross
        addicted
        vista
        heritage
        sailor
        explore
        haze
        species
        rainforest
        railway
         

           
             

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