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Slovakia

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Slovakia
1. Speak about the location of Slovakia. Where is it situated and what countries does it share the borders with?
- The official name of the country is
Slovak republic
. Slovakia is situated
in the heart of Europe
. It is a small country with a population of 5 million people.
- Slovakia has five neighbours: Czech republic
Austria
Ukrain
Hungary
Poland

2. Discuss the geography of Slovakia
Mountains
- Our country is mostly a mountainous country.
North:
High Tatras
- highest peak is the
Gerlach peak
tarns:
Štrbské pleso
,
Popradské pleso

Low Tatras
- ideal place for hiking
- popular peaks are
Dumbier
and
Chopok
West:
Big Fatras

Small Fatras
Central part:
Slovak Paradise

Slovak Karst
Rivers and Lakes
- The most important river is the river
Danube
. It has
ports
in
Bratislava,
Komárno
and
Štúrovo
.
- The longest river is
Váh
. Slovakia does not have many
lakes
, the most
important lakes are in the
Hight Tatras - Štrbské pleso, Popradské pleso
.
- The biggest
damns
are near
Orava, Liptovský Mikuláš
or

Zemplínska Šírava
.
- The biggest
water power station
is in
Gabčíkovo
.
Agriculture
- Agriculture is very important for Slovakia.
- In the south part of the country people grow corn, wheat, potato and sugar beet.
- Grape growing regions like Pezinok or Štúrovo are important for producing wine.
-People in Slovakia also grow fruit and vegetables.
- Animal production is important, too. People keep cows, goats, hens, pigs and sheep.
3. What is a spa? Name some famous spa towns in Slovakia.
- Slovakia is rich in
mineral springs
, what we can enjoy in
spa baths
in
Pieštany, Bardejov, Trenčianské Teplice, Dudince
and
Smrdáky
.
- People go there to relax or to recover from their health problems.
4. Are there national parks in Slovakia? Give examples.
5. Are there endangered species of animals and plants in Slovakia? Where can we find them? Give examples
- The nature in Slovakia is very beautiful. In summer we can go hiking or in
winter we can go skiing in our mountains. We have excellent ski resorts.
- In the High Tatras and the Low Tatras the
nature is protected by law /TANAP/
.
- Here lives
endangered species
of animals like
eagles, marmots, wolves
and
bears
.
- We can find
protected plants
as well like
bog-rosemary
or
edelweiss
.
6. Name some other natural beauties of Slovakia
- There are beautiful caves Slovakia, for example: Domica cave
Dobšinská ice cave
Driny
7. Talk about some historical towns
- We can visit old towns and villages where are
old wooden cottages
like in
Čičmany
or
Vlkolínec

or a
wooden church
in
Tvrdošín
.
- There are also very nice
castles
in out country:

Castle of Bojnice
- a ghost festival is held in Bojnice every year

Čachtice
- a home of a bloody countess who killed young women and bathed in their blood
Other castles are:
Trenčín castle , Beckov ruins, Spiš castle
or
Orava castle
.
- People who come to Slovakia should also visit the
town of Kremnica
- there was a
mine
for gold
and silver for the
production of golden coins.
8. What is the capital of Slovakia? Where is it situated? What are the famous historical, architectural buildings and places there?
-
Bratislava
is the capital of Slovakia.
- It is situated on the
banks of the river Danube
.
- It is also an important
industrial city
and it is important for economy - there are many
factories
like
Slofnaft, Volkswagen
.
- There are also many
historical buildings
and
sightseeing places
:
The Slovak National Theatre
- there is a statue of P. O. Hviezdoslav, who was a Slovak writer
The Slovak National Gallery
Grassalkovich Palace
- it is a residence of our president
Bratislava Castle
St. Michael´s Gate
- it is a gate to Old Town
The St. Martin´s Cathedral
- kings and queens were crowned here in the past
Academia Istropolitana
- the building of the first university in the Hungarian Kingdom
statue of Čumil
- a statue of a man who is sticking his head out of a hole of the road. It is a popular attraction for tourists.
The Slovak Parliament
- it is situated opposite of the Bratislava castle
-We can also find famous bridges, buildings, museums and even many shopping centres in the city
9. Which places would you recommend visiting and why?
- own answer: I would recommend visiting_________because________
10. Speak about Slovak cuisine
- Like every country Slovakia also has its special dishes.
And the most famous spirit is
Borovička
gnocchi with sheep cheese
and fired bacon
garlic soup
sour cabbage soup
with mushroom and sausage
bean soup
potato pancake
sweet dumpling with vanilla sauce
steamed dumpling with various fillings: jam, plum or chocolate
rice pudding with chocolate or cinnamon
bread pudding
sweet walnut and poppy seed roll
11. Speak about traditions and holidays in Slovakia
Other holidays in Slovakia are
The 1st of May - international day of workers
The 8th of May - day of victory over fascism
The 5th of July - Day of Cyril and Metod who came to Great Moravia, they were Slavic missionaries
The 29th of August - the Slovak National Uprising
The 24th of December - Christmas Eve
The 25th of December - Christmas Day
The 26th of December - Stephen´s Day
- Slovak people like traditional music and dancing so there are many folk festivals in the
country-in Detva or Východná. At these festivals we can listen to folk music and see
many beautiful folk costumes and folk dances. These festivals are also visited by
foreign tourists.
- Slovak people are Christians and because of this the most important holidays are

Christmas
and
Easter
.
For Christmas and Easter the Slovak families are together, bake cakes and cook
traditional meals. Typical Christmas meal is lentil or cabbage soup with fried fish and
potato salad.
For Easter Slovak people usually eat cold dish - ham, boiled eggs with horse radish and
fresh vegetables.
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