Smarter than the average bear: Embrace your wild side


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Smarter than the average bear: Embrace your wild side



 This is Carlos
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Do you remember the boy in the photo? Yes, he is Carlos, the Spanish student at CEOLS who went to Malta to work as a kitchen assistant in St. Julian's.
Now that he has finished working there he has decided to go to Canada to visit his sister Silvia who got married with a Canadian boy and now she is working at Banff National Park.

Banff National Park is Canada's first national park and it is one of the world's great destinations for outdoor activities. It offers a wide range of sightseeing and leisure activites.

Banff National Park
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Think about the following questions:
  • Have you ever heard of Banff National Park?
  • Do you know where it is located?
  • Can you imagine the type of outdoor activities that can be practised there?
  • What would you say about its climate?

This map will let you know where the national park is exactly located.

    AV - Pregunta Verdadero-Falso

    Carlos was as lost as you can be now. To know a bit more about the place where his sister works, he started to search on the net and he read several texts. One of them was the text you can find here about the Banff National Park of Canada. So, now it's your turn! Read the textand say if the following sentences are True or False according to the information provided.

    Pregunta 1

    1. Alberta is the state where Banff National Park is located

    Pregunta 2

    2. Banff is the only national park in the region of the Rocky Mountains

    Pregunta 3

    3. The area where Banff is located is really hot in summer

    Pregunta 4

    4. The three main sets of ranges into which the Rockies are divided can be seen when visiting Banff National Park

    Pregunta 5

    5. Firs and pines can be found everywhere in the Rocky Mountains

    Pregunta 6

    6. At Banff, birds are more easily found than reptiles and amphibians

    Pregunta 7

    7. Fishing is forbidden at Banff National Park

    AV - Actividad de Espacios en Blanco

    Read the paragraphs of vegetation and wildlife again and say if the following words are animals or plants. In the table below write 1 next to a word if it is an animal and write 2 if it is a plant.


     Word Number
     Grizzly bear

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