1.en.21 Orbital tour of cities at night: glowing spider webs in the darkness

Hi everyone! you have a long, long weekend ahead, a weekend that stretches into the next and takes over Monday. I am very happy with the questions you prepared for Taylor. Congratulations! Thanks to Google maps and google street view, Taylor thought you had been to her hometown very often.

Thanks to Taylor and to your work, you know much more about a place which is very far away  from Majorca. Taylor’s home town is situated in that bright area that stretches along the Eastern coast of the United States. You saw that in the map that Vicent posted for you yesterday. That map provides a view of the whole earth and lets you compare different continents and countries.

Now, have a look at a you tube video that zooms in different cities at night. The images are beautiful and they give you a different perspective of cities too, you will see variations in light patterns. You have already analysed in History lessons different city structures.  This time you will see what cities look like at night, depending on light. You will have an unusual vantage point: thanks to technological advances you will be orbiting the earth on a sattelite. Enjoy!

The narrator tells us the name of the city, the country and makes some comments on the pattern of lights and the colours.

I do not want you to do any difficult homework, it is a long video, just concentrate on the beauty of the images and get used to how cities are pronounced in English.

I have included a list of the cities and places that appear in the video and  grouped them by continents. You have also a map, to give you the opportunity to situate the cities in the map.

Culture, Geography and Technology

  1. Zurich, Switzerland
  2. Milan, Italy
  3. Athens, Greece
  4. Antwerp, Belgium
  5. Madrid, Spain
  6. London, England
  7. Cairo Egypt
  8. the pyramids
  9. the Nile
  10. Tel Aviv Israel
  11. Jerusalem
  12. Riyahd, Saudi Arabia
  13. Jedda, Saudi Arabia
  14. Mecca, Saudi Arabia
  15. Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  16. oil field  fires near Kuwait city
  17. North west coast of India
  18. Karachi, Pakistan
  19. Manila, Philippines
  20. Yangon, Myanmar
  21. Hong Kong, China
  22. Busan, South Korea
  23. Fukuoka, Japan
  24. a fleet of fishing boats in the Korea Strait
  25. Tokio, Japan
  26. Nagoya, Japan
  27. Brisbane, Australia
  28. Sao Paolo, Brazil
  29. Mexico City, Mexico
  30. El Paso, Texas
  31. Phoenix, Arizona
  32. San Francisco Bay area, USA
  33. Miami, Florida
  34. Huston, Texas
  35. Los Angeles and San Diego, USA
  36. Wahshington DC, USA
  37. Las Vegas, USA

Here follows some of the sentnces you will hear in the video:

the cities of the Middle East are multicoloured and strikingly beautiful

Cities in Europe display a network of roads that radiate outwards like glowing spider webs

Some north American cities display a clear North,South, East,West grid pattern

We now have a database of 400.000 images of cities at night

Homework: 3rd of November

  1. Choose a couple of cities you had not heard of and try to locate them in the map.
  2. Practice the pronunciation .
  3. Send a post to the blog with the 2 cities you have learnt to situate on the map.
  4. Which cities, if any, did you miss in the list?
  5. Any other comments?
  6. Did you like the images?
  7. Did you learn any geography?
  8. Are all the cities that appear on the video reflected in the map that opens this post?
  9. Which continent/continents are less represented?
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27 Respostes to “1.en.21 Orbital tour of cities at night: glowing spider webs in the darkness”

  1. aina Says:

    3. I haven’t heard of the city of Anchorage or Tripoli.
    The other questions I have answered in my book.

  2. pepe1997 Says:

    1-
    -San Francisco Bay area, is in USA is between Los Angeles and Vaucober, is very popular.
    -Mecca, is in Saudi Arabia and the holiest meeting site in Islam, closely followed by Medina.
    3-
    Manila, Philippines and Jerusalem .
    4-
    I think any city.
    5-
    Yes that I learn very much the names of some citys!!And the video is very good but very dificut to make the video.
    6-
    Yes i like very much i don’t think that the citis for the night has so much lights.Malloeca have very light for the night but I see that in Africa haven’t very not much lights.
    7-
    Yes I lerant to side any citys.
    8-
    I don’t no :S.
    9-
    Australia and Europe .

  3. india16 Says:

    1. Fukuoka is the capital of Fukuoka prefecture on the northern tip of Kyushu island in Japan.
    3. Miami and Zurich.
    4. I think any city.
    5. I like very much the video.
    6. Yes very much.
    7. Yes, I learnt to situate some places.
    8. I think yes.
    9. Europe, Asia and Oceania.

  4. neusr Says:

    1) london is the capital of England, is in the south east of England.
    4)I think any city
    5)I like the video in my opinion it was interesting
    6)yes I like
    7)yes I learnt to situate some places on the map
    8)I don’t understand what do you ask in this question
    9)America, Europe, Asia and Oceania

  5. idaira santana Says:

    1)Brasilia is the capital of Brazil is in the top right
    3)Caracas i Lima.
    4)I think any city
    5)I like the video
    6)Yes i like
    7)Yes I learnt to situate some places
    8)I don’t understa
    9)Europe,Asia and Oceania.

  6. philline Says:

    1.
    – Brisbane, Australia
    – Karachi, Pakistán
    – Jedda, Saudi Arabia
    – Fukuoka, Japan

    3.
    – Yangon, Myanmar
    – Zurich, Switzerland

    4. Any city.

    5. I have learned more names of cities, such as Brisbane

    6. Yes the images were very interesting

    7. Yes, noy I can situate some more cities

    8. I’m not sure

    9. Oceania and Asia

  7. Daryl Jade Says:

    -Choose a couple of cities you had not heard of and try to locate them in the map.
    -Karachi, Pakistan
    -Yangon, Myanmar
    -Busan, South Korea
    -Fukuoka, Japan
    -Send a post to the blog with the 2 cities you have learnt to situate on the map.
    -Karachi, Pakistan
    -Busan, South Korea
    Which cities, if any, did you miss in the list?
    I found all them.
    Any other comments?
    I learnt some cities in the world.
    Did you like the images?
    I was amazed from the amazing pictures of the video.
    Did you learn any geography?
    Yes, I did.
    Are all the cities that appear on the video reflected in the map that opens this post?
    I think that not all of them appear in the video.
    Which continent/continents are less represented?
    The continents are less represented are Africa, part of Asia and Oceania.

  8. tatidt Says:

    1) Fukoka, Japan

    3) El paso, Texas and Huston, Texas.

    4) There where all.

    5) There where cities that i didn’t know they existed!

    6) Yes, they were pretty awesome, and I love the video because I think that I would never see all the places in the night again.

    7) Yes! Texas!

    8) Oceania, with only Brisbane, Australia.

  9. sarabouza12 Says:

    1) Phoenix, the capital of Arizona, in the west of the United states
    Busan, the largest port city in South Korea, situated in the Southeast.
    2)Is difficult to say Phoenix.
    3)Phoenix and Busan.
    4)I think any city.
    5)This is a good video, good and very long. I think the persons who did the video were very time to do this, is impressive.
    6)I like very much but 4 o 5 images I can’t saw very good.
    7)Yes, a lot.
    8)I think yes.
    9)I think Oceania.

  10. andrea199762 Says:

    1. Karachi and Brisbane.
    3. Sao Paolo and Cairo.
    4. I think, any city.
    5. I think the video is very interesting.
    6. Yes, I like very much.
    7. Yes.
    8. I’m not sure.
    9. Europe, Asia and Oceania.

  11. emil7234 Says:

    1. Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates.
    Manila – Philippines
    Nagoya – Japan
    Riyahd – Saudi Arabia
    3. Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates.
    Manila – Philippines
    4. I do not know , but I think any city.
    5. I have not dot.
    6. Yes , very much.
    7. I learnt to situed on a map a citys that I choose.
    8. I do not know , but probabily – yes.
    9. There are less represented Europe , Asia and Oceania.

  12. sarah789 Says:

    It’s necessary to copy the questions in the notebook?

  13. sarah789 Says:

    1) Santiago, in the south of South America.
    3) Athenas and London.
    4) Yes, I thing.
    5) The video is interesting.
    6) Yes, very much.
    7) Yes.
    8) I don’t understand the question.
    9) Europe, Asia and Oceania

  14. claudiapg Says:

    1. Manila in Philippines, on the southeast of Asia.
    3. Hongkong and Buenos Aires.
    4. I think any city.
    5. The video is difficult to understand.
    6. Yes, are beautiful.
    7. Yes, now I can situate some cities in the map.
    8. No
    9. Africa, Asia and Oceania.

  15. juditell Says:

    1- Madrid, is in the center of Spain
    3- Mexico and Dakar
    4- I think any city
    5- I like the video
    6- Yes, very much
    7- Yes
    8- No
    9- Asia, Oceania and North America

  16. Peptoni Font Says:

    1.
    Miami, Florida. Situated in the caribbean.
    3.
    Jhoannesburg and Oslo.
    4.
    I think any city.
    5.
    The video is very long and and parts difficult to understand.
    6.
    Yes, they are beautiful.
    7.
    Yes.
    8.
    I don’t know.
    9.
    Asia, Europe and Oceania.

  17. alemanymarta Says:

    1) Santiago, in the south of South America.
    3) buenos aires and cairo
    4) I think any city.
    5) the video is interesting, beautiful and precious footage never seen before.
    6) Yes,I love.
    7) Yes.
    8) No.
    9) Europe, Asia and Oceania.

  18. miguelinramonllull Says:

    1) Fukuoka, island of Japan.
    3) Karachi and Saudí.
    4) I didn’t know any city.
    5) I like the video and most of the cities I know it before this post.
    6) Yes, I did.
    7) Yes, I learnt geography.
    8) I think no.
    9) Asia, Oceania and Europe.

  19. Rodrigo Deus Says:

    1) Madrid, Spain and Brisbane, Australia.
    3) ”
    4) I think any city.
    5) Yes, this theme is interesting, I like very much study cities!
    6) Yes.
    7) Yes i learnt a little more.
    8- No.
    9) Europe, Oceania and Asia.

  20. guillemfurio Says:

    1. Wellingon in the south of the island of the north in NZ.
    2.
    3. Wellingon and Omsk.
    4. I like this video.
    5. I like the video and most of the cities I know it before this post.
    6. Yes.
    7. Yes i learnt geography.
    8. No.
    9. Asia, Oceania and Europe.

  21. Pilar Says:

    1.Phoenix, the capital of Arizona, in the west of the United states.
    Miami, Florida, is in the caribbean.
    3. Phoenix and Zurich.
    4. I think any city.
    5. I like the video.
    6. Yes.
    7. Yes, I learnt to situate some places.
    8. I think yes.
    9. Europe, Asia and Oceania.

  22. angelblanchvallespir Says:

    1-Huston at the north of Texas.
    3-Hong Kong, China and Busan, South Korea.
    4-I think any city.
    5-The video was gread and beautiful.
    6-Yes.
    7-Yes, a lot.
    8-No.
    9-Afica and Oceania.

  23. xiskete Says:

    1- Huston, Texas Nagoya, Japan.
    2- Phoenix, Japan.
    3- Las Vegas, Tokio.
    4- Any city.
    5- Is a good video are very worked.
    6- Yes.
    7- Yes a little.
    8- I think no.
    9- Australia.

  24. Zandalie Says:

    1. Santiago de Chile, south America.
    3. Wellington, Phoenix.
    4. Any city.
    5. Is a good video.
    6. Yes.
    7. A little bit.
    8. No.
    9. Europe, Asia, Oceania.

  25. jlny7288 Says:

    1. Jedda in the west of Saudi Arabia.
    3. Sao Paolo and Mexico City.
    4. I think any city.
    5. The video is very interesting and very useful.
    6. Yes , are very great!!!
    7. Yes, a lot.
    8. No.
    9. Oceania.


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