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1.02 Excursiones - Miami

Spanish II V13 (3864)
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1.02 Excursiones - Miami
By: Llewellyn Sterling Jr.

Topic 1: Cuban Food
1. What are some of the typical Cuban foods?
Some typical Cuban foods would be a tostada and cafe con leche.

2. Compare and contrast their cuisine to what you generally eat.
In comparison, their cuisine and the food I generally eat are both edible and very delicious.
In comparison, their cuisine and what I eat are both edible and taste very good.
Cuban cuisines are influenced by the Spanish, the French, the African, the Arabic, the Chinese, and the Portuguese cultures. All most all of my food are influenced by the English and sometimes the British.

3. What Cuban food have you tried before? Did you like it? If you have not tried any, what do you think you’d like and why?
I have tried a tostada, a Cuban bread, and I actually liked it.
Topic 2: Cuban Pastime
1. What is the favorite Cuban pastime mentioned in this link? What other game is played?
The favorite Cuban pastime mentioned in this link is Dominoes.
The other game that is played and popular is chess.

2. Where is Domino Park located?
The Maximo Gomez Park, which informally known as the Domino Park, is located in Little Havana.

3. What games do you and your friends typically play?
The games me and my friends play would be either ping-pong, Nintendo Wii, basketball, and a few other names.
Topic 3: Jai-alai (a sport that originated in Spain)
1. What is jai-alai? To which sports is it similar?
Jai-alai is the world's fastest sport. The rules for jai-alai is similar to racquetball.

2. In what part of Spain did jai-alai originate? What did the players use for courts?
The part of Spain that jai-alai originated was in the Basque Country of Northern Spain.

3. Have you ever seen it played? Does this sport interest you? Why or why not?
I have never seen this sport before until now. Jai-alai sounds and looks very interesting to watch and even play. I would play it because since I know about racquetball, and how jai-alai is similar to racquetball. It would be fun.
Topic 4: Freedom Tower
1. What is the Freedom Tower? Why can it be compared to Ellis Island?
The Freedom Tower, also known as the "Ellis Island of the South", plays an important story to the Cuban exodus, and is in Miami, Florida.
You can compare the Freedom Tower to the Ellis Island is because they both play roles, and are distinctive from the skyline.

2. What does freedom mean to you?
To me, freedom is the power and right to act, talk, and even to analyze what one would want without any restricts or restraints. It is, in a way, independence.
Part 2
1.What are some of the reasons a translator should not be used?
You can get the sound to sound correct, but the words in the sentence can be the wrong one, especially if that word has more than one Spanish word for that word. Also, it is considered cheating.

2.Why would using an online translator or native speaker be considered cheating?
It would be cheating because you are not learning. You are just trying to the job fast to get "an easy A".

3.When does working with someone on an assignment or getting help affect the integrity of your work?
You learn more when someone helps you with an assignment better than "learning" from a translator. You can even use an English-Spanish dictionary or Spanish tapes for learning as well if no one can help you out.
Directions
Choose ONE of the links from the first page of this lesson. Then answer the following questions in complete English sentences:

http://www.education.miami.edu/ep/LittleHavana/Cuban_Food/Cuban_Cuisine/cuban_cuisine.html

http://www.education.miami.edu/ep/LittleHavana/Domino_Park/domino_park.html

http://www.national-jai-alai.com/history_of_jai-alai/index.php

http://www.nps.gov/history/nr/travel/american_latino_heritage/Freedom_Tower.html
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