E-learning jako vzdělávací nástroj školy 3. tisíciletí

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Did you know? – Amazing facts about the world – Reading and Speaking

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1 Work in pairs. Go through the following facts and discuss them:

  • India has a bill of rights for cows.
  • Around 5,000 languages are currently spoken in the world (an exact count is hard to give because even linguists don't always agree as to whether two languages are different or if one is a dialect of the other). About 4% of them are spoken by 96% of Earth's population.
  • "Iran" means "Land of the Aryans".
  • Singapore is the largest country without any farms (approximately 650 square kilometres). As well, the world's three smallest countries (Vatican City, Monaco, and Nauru) don't have any farms either.
  • The country of Indonesia comprises over 17,000 islands.
  • India is the world's second most populous country, with a population of more than 1,000,000,000. The world's third most populous country, the United States, has a population less than 30% of that of India.
  • In New Zealand, there are four sheep for each person.
  • England and Portugal have never been at war with each other. It is probably the longest unbroken peace (Portugal was created over 850 years ago) between any two nations in the world.
  • Canada has no president. Canada's govenment is a Parliamentary democracy (federal constitutional monarchy) whose Monarch is Queen Elizabeth II. Canada has a Prime Minister.
  • India never invaded any country in her last 10000 years of history.
  • Norway is the world's third largest oil exporter.
  • Interesting Facts is that less than one per cent of the 500 Chinese cities have clean air, respiratory disease is China's leading cause of death.
  • State with the highest percentage of people who walk to work: Alaska. +

2 Class discussion:

  • What did you find interesting / surprising / shocking / funny? Why?
  • Was everything new for you?
  • Do you get interesting information in Geography lessons?
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