Jordan/PETRA/E


PETRA/JORDAN

PETRA/JORDAN

From A2/onward/English

As this was one of my most impressive trips I’ve ever made, I would like to give you some information about the country with exercises, of course!

First of all a link to a video about Petra and Jordan  and then some questions in relation.

QUESTIONS /ANSWERS

What is at the entrance of Petra?
What did centuries of wind and water do to the walls of the city?

What’s the name of the main building?
What was it carved into?
How many tombs and dwellings are there?
The city was built by the ………….?
Where did the locals go to when the Romans  arrived ?

It was rediscovered in the 19th century by?

1-46-8

9-11

Fotos F.Ramsauer

Here are the answers to the above questions 6-8

gorge they were sculptured treasury solid sandstone 800 the Nabateans to the north of the city Burkhalter a Swiss explorer


Match the following descriptions with the fotos.

A

“Jerash is the only place in the world where Roman army, gladiators and chariot racing performances can be

experienced in a genuine Roman setting. It is a truly exciting and unique experience that you will want to see again”.

The city is one of the largest and well preserved sites of Roman architecture outside Italy. Its paved and colonnaded streets, soaring hilltop temples, public squares , baths or fountains are in outstanding condition.

B

The Golan Heights are of great strategic importance in the region, and were governed with the rest of Syria under successive historical regimes until the Six Day War in 1967.

C

The Jordan River is the only major water source flowing into the Dead Sea. It’s the deepest hypersaline lake in the world and belongs to Jordan to the East and to Israel to the West. The salt itself is abundant in minerals acclaimed to have therapeutic values.

D

The Old King’s arid highway which runs through Madaba and down to Petra is breathtakingly beautiful. The castle Kerak, the best preserved castle of the Crusaders is also along this route.

At the Kerak Castle I met some young and very interested students!

At the Kerak Castle I met some young and very interested students!

 

E

The Wadi Rum is a spectacular place, virtually untouched by humanity with a landscape of towering rocks. The film „Lawrence of Arabia“ was made here.

F

Amman is Jordan’s capital city.

If you want to play a word/verbgame in conncetion with this topic you are free to use this game tabel EnglishWörter



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