Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Traveling

Watch the following video. Think about the following questions and write a comment. Then, read your classmates' contributions and comment on at least one of them using your avatar.


Do you think traveling is important? Why?
How important have the means of transport been for the progress of the globalized society?
Do you have any personal experience related to traveling that you would like to share?
What do you think about the security measures taken at the airports? Have the 11-S terrorist attacks really changed the world?
Where would you like to travel? Why? Where not? Why?

11 comments:

  1. I think traveling is important, especially for a break from the routine and see new places. It's also important to know new cultures, speak other languages, etc.

    The means of transport are important because without them we couldn't travel, or import and export products.
    Last year I went to France on exchange with the institute IES JM. Quadrado and I liked the city of Valence, where I stayed. It was my first trip outside Spain and I was afraid because I couldn't speak French very well.
    On the security measures at airports I think they are necessary, because so people feel more protected.

    I think the 11-S attacks changed the world, because now people are afraid to go back someday, and people don’t feel quite calm when they travel
    Someday I'd like to travel to Antarctica, because my dream is to have a penguin as a pet. And where I wouldn't like to travel is to a country at war, because I couldn't live quietly while hearing shots or bombs exploding.

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    1. I agree with your comment, but traveling to Antarctica is going to cost a lot. The trip that went on I would have liked it, but just theFrench class could go on this trip and, I could not, because I was in other class instead of this.

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  2. I think traveling is important to see new places and expand our culture. It also helps us to unwind and spend some nice days.

    Transport is really important for us because without it we could not move, or transport food from other places or products that are necessary for us, or drugs …

    I think the security measures at airports are not bad, they may be a bit strict but are required and are for the good of everybody.

    I think yes, because as a result of what happened on the 11-S the surveillance and the security measures taken at the airports have increased

    There's nowhere that I would not travel because I love to travel, yes there are places that I like more than others but overall I like them all, each has something special about monuments, other landscapes .. .

    Places that caught my attention are France, Rome, Norway, New York ... Because to me they are very nice places.

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  3. I believe that traveling can be important but not necessary, unless you have no choice but to do so.
    When I was a child, I went to Mallorca with my school friends, it was a boat trip and to go there was a wonderful trip, but to come back home it was a very windy day and the sea was very upset. And as I was next to the window I was watching it when we were flying from wave to wave, finally it was the last day that I traveled by boat.
    The security measures taken at the airports, I think they are necessary so that there are no cases of terrorism or whatever.

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    1. I like this video, because I find it funny. I think that security is very good but a bit extreme. I love traveling to see the world.

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  4. The video is funny and it gets the attention of the passengers and this is important. I think travelling is important for people that like seeing the world and for people that have family in other places. I would like to travel to Venice because I think that it must be very beautiful. I wouldn't like to travel to Syria, because it is very dangerous now.

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  5. I think travelling is important because it's nice to know religions of other countries, cultures and traditions. Transport was an advance to build a great society by allowing us to move to the other countries.
    On the other hand the security measures are well adapted to avoid any problem.
    I'd like to travel to New York... because the City it is very different from mine, with much higher buildings, different food...

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  6. I think travelling is important because it's nice to know religions of other countries, cultures and traditions. Transport was an advance to build a great society by allowing us to move to the other countries.
    On the other hand the security measures are well adapted to avoid any problem.
    I'd like to travel to New York... because the City it is very different from mine, with much higher buildings, different food...

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  7. I love to travel !! I think that it is the best experience of life. I think this way because, although I have not traveled a lot, I rembember all the feelings I have experienced on my trips.
    The means of transport are important for the progress of the globalized society because they are the way to meet other races, cultures... and when people know each other, war breaking out is more difficult.
    Even though I like to travel a lot, I have a big problem with that, because I hate planes! I have a big phobia and I feel very bad every time that I have to get on a plane!
    Some day, if my phobia dissapears, I would like to cross the Atlantic and visit Brasil, because I have a lot of friends there.

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  8. Maybe it is because of the age we live, that nowadays it is very normal to travel, but I think that all transports are important. Transport has evolved with us and continues to do so; I think ways of transport are the future, because people want better services everyday.

    And airlines can offer better services; they need more security measures, so I do not think the measures are exaggerated.

    Luckily I have not had any bad experiences with the aircrafts, except for some turbulence. But maybe it is because my furthest trip was to Rome last summer. But I would like to travel to other places outside of Europe, for example Egypt.

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  9. I think that this video is good because it teaches what we must do in an emergency, but at the same time it is funny. I think that travelling is very important to learn new cultures and know the differences between them and us, but I think that when we travel we spend more money than usually.
    I have not traveled a lot, but every trip I have gone on I really enjoyed it, especially when I traveled with the basketball team and my school friends.

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