2.en.46. What do Swedes think about Sweden and about themselves?

After having a “fika” in Stockholm we’ll now hit the streets of  Örebro where we’ll find out what some citizens think about their country, its culture and its inhabitants. You had some experience as street reporters last year, didn’t you? let’s see what you think about these videos.

a) Aren’t you impressed at how good Swedes are at speaking English? We certainly should look up to them in that respect.

b) Did you know that in Sweden  English films are never dubbed and that they are used to watching films in their original version with subtitles in Swedish?

c) Do you think that being used to listening to films in their original version might explain why Swedes are so good at speaking English?

d) In the video you will see 4 different types of people. Describe them.

e) What time of the year was the video made?

f) Summarise the answers of the 4 groups

g) Where’s Örebro? look for some information about this city and locate it on a map

QUESTIONS:
1. What do you like most about Sweden?
2. What do you dislike most about Sweden?
3. How do you think other nationalities view Sweden?
4. Would you prefer to stay on the Swedish Kronor, or change your currency to the Euro?

In this second video you only need to write down the questions the interviewers ask.

Homework Friday 4th February

Post your answers to the blog and copy them in your notebook. Remember that you do not need to repeat information that has previously been posted by your classmates unless you do so to correct errors or to add missing aspects.

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25 Respostes to “2.en.46. What do Swedes think about Sweden and about themselves?”

  1. idaira Says:

    1. What do you like most about Sweden?
    The organisation to preserve the nature, the underground of Stockholm because there is beautiful.
    2. What do you dislike most about Sweden?
    The cold, because I hate the cold and make me sad.
    3. How do you think other nationalities view Sweden?
    Yes but the countries do not try to contaminate so much.
    4. Would you prefer to stay on the Swedish Krona, or change your currency to the Euro?
    Stay on the Swedish Krona.

  2. claudiapg Says:

    a) Yes, I am impressed that Swedes speak good english.
    b) I think for this reason Swedish people speak good english.
    c) Of course.
    d) A middle aged woman, three young school girls, three elderly women and two young men.
    e) I think that this video was made in the spring.
    f) Summarise the answers of the 4 groups
    Question 1 the mayority answered that they liked the nature, culture and the climate of Sweden.
    Question 2 the mayority said that they thought other nationalities said the Swedes were narrow-minded and very in the middle and they didn’t like the cold weather in the winter.
    Question 3 people from other countries think everyone is blond with blue eyes and that the Swedes have a cold personality. Also that there are polar bears everywhere.
    Question 4 The majority of Swedes don’t want to change to the Euro and want to keep the Swedish Kronor.
    g) Orebro is near to the centre of the country and on the banks of the lake Hjalmaren

    1. What do you like most about Sweden?
    I like Sweden because it has a beautiful landscape and it looks clean.
    2. What do you dislike most about Sweden?
    That the Swedish people seem a little cold.
    3. How do you think other nationalities view Sweden?
    That everybody has blond hair and blue eyes.
    4. Would you prefer to stay on the Swedish Kronor, or change your currency to the Euro?
    I prefer the euro because if you travel you don’t have to change your currency.

  3. Love Says:

    1. The nature, the culture, some people like the girls and also the weather.
    2. The cold, and because people say that the Sewedish people are narrow minded.
    3. They have bule eyes, blond hair, and the country is sustainable.
    4. Stay with the swedish Kronor.

    a. Yes they speak very good English
    b. No I did’t know that before, so this can be one of the reason why the Swedish speak good English.
    c.Yes abolutely.
    d. A middle aged woman, two young men, three young school girls, and three elderly women.
    e. In the spring.
    f. Question 1 the mayority answered that they liked the nature, culture and the climate of Sweden, and the boys likes the girls.
    Question 2 almost all the people said that they thought other nationalities said the Swedes were narrow-minded and very in the middle and they didn’t like the cold weather in the winter.
    Question 3 people from other countries think everyone is blond with blue eyes and that the Swedes have a cold personality. Everywhere there are polar bears.
    Question 4 They don¡t want to change their corrency on Euro.
    g) Örebro is a city, the seat of Örebro Municipality and the capital of Örebro County in Sweden with circa 130.000 inhabitants in 2009.

  4. tatidt Says:

    a) Yes, because we must think that they have their own language!
    b) I didn’t knew that! But this is probably the reason of their good english speaking.
    c) Yes, because it helps for helping to learn how to pronunce.
    d) First there’s one woman, then two young girls, then two boys, probably 20 years and finally two elderly women.
    e) Probably in Summer.
    f) 1) They like the climate and nature.
    2) Sweden people are Square-headed.
    3) That they are all like… Blond, blue eyes…
    4) They prefer the keep de Kornor.
    g) Örebro is a beautiful town in the very heart of Sweden. The population of 130 000 makes it the seventh largest town in the country. Among the residents are immigrants from around 150 different countries.

  5. miguelinramonllull Says:

    1) The nature, the culture, some people like the girls and also the weather.
    2) That the Swedish people seem a little cold.
    3) That they are all like… they have blond hair, blue eyes and the country is sustainability.
    4) They will stay with Kronor.

    a) Yes, they have a very good level of English. They talk English very well.
    b) No I did’t know. So this can be one of the reason why the Swedish speak good English. Maybe…
    c) Yes!
    d) A younger woman, three sportist women, two young men an a group of two old women.
    e) Probably in summer or spring.
    f) Question 1: Mostly they answered that they liked the nature, culture and the climate of Sweden, and the boys likes the girls.
    Question 2: Almost all the people said that they thought other nationalities said the Swedes were narrow-minded and very in the middle and they didn’t like the cold weather in the winter.
    Question 3: The people from other countries think everyone is blond with blue eyes and that the Swedes have a cold personality. Everywhere there are polar bears.
    Question 4: They don¡t want to change their currency on Euro.
    g) Örebro is a beautiful town in the south-center of Sweden, with a aproximately population of 130.000 persons.

  6. Rodrigo Deus Says:

    1) Climate and nature.
    2) The cold.
    3) Everybody have blond hair and blue eyes.
    4) Swedish Kronor.

    —————————————————————————————————-
    a) They speak English very well.
    b) I don’t know.
    c) Yes.
    d) A Women, three football players women, two young men and two old women.
    e) I think summer.
    f) Q1: they liked the nature, culture, climate and the boys likes the girls.
    Q2: they didn’t like the cold in the winter.
    Q3: Everyone is blond with blue eyes.
    Q4: They prefere the Swedish Kronor.
    g) Örebro is a town in the south-center of Sweden, population of 130.000 inhabitants.

  7. aina tous Says:

    a- Yes, I am impressed. They have a very well English.
    b-Yes, I knew.
    c-I think, yes.
    d- Firts, a middle aged woman, then, three young girls, three women and two man.
    e- In the summer or in the spring.
    f-
    Q1= They like the culture, the nature and the climate.
    Q2= They didn’t like the winter temperature .
    Q3= The people from other countries think that they are blond with blue eyes.
    Q4=Swedes don’t want to change to the Euro, they perfer the Swedish Kronor.
    g.Örebro is a town in the center of Sweden, with a population of 130.000 habitants.
    _______________________________________________
    1)The sistem that they have for conserve the nature.
    2)The climate, is very cold.
    3) That everybody have blond hair and blue eyes.
    4)Change to the other currency.

  8. Peptoni Font Says:

    a) yes, the people has a very good english.
    b) I think that Swedish people speak good english for this reason.
    c) Yes.
    d) A woman of 40 years, three young girls, two young men and three elderly women.
    e) In spring.
    f) 1. The nature, the culture, boys likes girls and also the weather.
    2. Didn’t like the cold weather in the winter.
    3. The people from other countries is blond with blue eyes and that the Swedes have a cold personality.
    4. They don’t change their currency in Euro.
    g) Örebro is in the south-center of Sweden, there are 130.000 habitants.

    1) I like Sweden because there is a beautiful conutry and the things and traditios of Sweden looks interesting.
    2) The cold in winter.
    3) That the poeple have blond hair and blue eyes.
    4) I prefer the euro, because in Spain the people use the euro and I think is more easy the same currency.

  9. andrea199762 Says:

    a) Yes, because we must think that they have their own language.

    b) I didn’t knew that! But this is probably the reason of their good english speaking.

    c) Yes, because it helps for helping to learn how to pronunce.

    d) First there’s one woman, then two young girls, then two boys, probably 20 years and finally two elderly women.

    e) Probably in Summer.

    f) Question 1: Mostly they answered that they liked the nature, culture and the climate of Sweden, and the boys likes the girls.
    Question 2: Almost all the people said that they thought other nationalities said the Swedes were narrow-minded and very in the middle and they didn’t like the cold weather in the winter.
    Question 3: The people from other countries think everyone is blond with blue eyes and that the Swedes have a cold personality. Everywhere there are polar bears.
    Question 4: They don¡t want to change their currency on Euro.

    g) Örebro is a beautiful town in the very heart of Sweden. The population of 130 000 makes it the seventh largest town in the country. Among the residents are immigrants from around 150 different countries.

    1) They like the climate and nature.

    2) Sweden people are Square-headed.

    3) That they are all like… Blond, blue eyes…

    4) They prefer the keep de Kornor.

  10. sarah789 Says:

    a) They speak very well in English.
    b) I don’t know this information.
    c) Yes.
    d) Three young school girls, three elderly women, two young men and a middle aged woman.
    e) I think in summer or in spring.
    f) 1. They like the nature, the culture, the boys likes girls and the climate.
    2. They didn’t like the cold weather in the winter.
    3. That they have a blond hair and blue eyes.
    4. That they have a blond hair and blue eyes.
    g) Örebro is a city, the seat of Örebro Municipality and the capital of Örebro County in Sweden with circa 130.000 inhabitants in 2009.
    _______________________________________________
    1) They like the nature, the culture, the boys likes girls and the climate.
    2) They didn’t like the cold weather in the winter.
    3) That they have a blond hair and blue eyes.
    4) That they have a blond hair and blue eyes.

  11. juditell Says:

    1) The nature, the culture, some people like the girls and also the weather.
    2) They didn’t like the cold weather in the winter.
    3) That the poeple have blond hair and blue eyes.
    4)Change to the other currency.
    __________________________________________________

    a) They speak very well in English.
    b) Yes, I knew.
    c) Yes.
    d) A younger woman, three sportist women, two young men an a group of two old women.
    e) Probably in summer or spring.
    f) QUESTION 1: They liked the nature, culture, climate and the boys likes the girls.
    QUESTION 2: They didn’t like the cold weather in the winter.
    QUESTION 3: The people from other countries think that they are blond with blue eyes.
    QUESTION 4: They don’t want to change their currency on Euro.

    • juditell Says:

      g)Örebro [œrəˈbruː] is a city, the seat of Örebro Municipality and the capital of Örebro County in Sweden with circa 130.000 inhabitants in 2009.

  12. philline Says:

    1. The weather, the nature, and the two guys like girls.
    2. They don’t like the cold in winter.
    3. That they have blond hair and blue eyes.
    4. They prefer the Swedish Kronor.
    _______________________________

    a. Yes, i can understand them.
    b. Yes, i knew it.
    c. Of course.
    d. A middle age girl, three young girls, two boys and two old women.
    e. In summer or spring.
    f. Q1: they like the Natures, the weather and the culture.
    Q2: the don’t like the winter.
    Q3: Other nacionalities thinks that Swedish people are
    blond with blue eyes.
    Q4: They prefer Swedish Kronor.
    g. Örebro is a city of Sweden with 130.000 inhabitants (2009).

    • philline Says:

      Second Video Questions:
      – Question 1:
      – Question 2: What’s they favorite holiday in Sweden.
      – Question 3: What do they think about the taxes in Sweden.

  13. alemanymarta Says:

    a) I’m sorpriced that they speak english…..
    b) I think for this reason Swedish people speak good english.
    c) Yes.
    d) three young girls, two young men, three elderly women and woman of 40 years
    e) I thing that in the spring or in the summer.
    f) They liked the culture, climate, nature and the boys likes the girls.
    g) Örebro is a city that have 130.000 habitants that is situated in the center of Sweden
    —————————————————————————-
    1. they appreciate the nature, culture and climate.
    2. I like most the summer, and it gets hot. It’s cold.
    3. That the poeple have blond hair and blue eyes.
    4. I prefer the euro because it is easier to use.

  14. Pilar Says:

    a) Yes.
    b) I think that for this reason, probably Swedish people speak good english.
    c) Yes.
    d) A middle aged woman, three young school girls, three elderly women and two young men.
    e) I think that in the summer or in the spring.
    f)Question 1: the mayority said that they liked the nature, culture and the climate of Sweden.
    Question 2: didn’t like the cold weather in the winter.
    Question 3 people from other countries think that everyone is blond with blue eyes and that the Swedes have a cold personality.
    Question 4: They prefer Swedish Kronor.
    g) Örebro [œrəˈbruː] is a city, the seat of Örebro Municipality and the capital of Örebro County in Sweden with circa 130.000 inhabitants in 2009.
    _____________________________

    1. The nature.
    2. The climate.
    3. That everybody has blond hair and blue eyes.
    4. I prefer the euro because it is easier to use.

  15. sarabouza12 Says:

    a) Yes, a lot, I think is very good that the persons of Sweden talk so good the english.
    b) Oh, I didn’t like it and I didn’t know it. I think it is good for learning a good english, but I look more look films in the idiom that I speak.
    c) Yes, a lot.
    d) 1. A middle aged woman; she looks nice, is a little bit fat with glasses. Three young school girls; the three beautiful and with a ponytail. Two young men; with a very white face. Three elderly women; they looks happy and peaceful
    e) Summer or spring.
    f)
    Question 1 the mayority answered that they liked the nature, culture and the climate of Sweden.
    Question 2 the mayority answered that they thought other nationalities said the Swedes were narrow-minded and very in the middle and they didn’t like the winter.
    Question 3 people from other countries think that the Swedes have a cold personality. Also that there are polar bears everywhere.
    Question 4 The majority of Swedes don’t like the idea.
    g) Örebro is in the south-center of Sweden, there are 130.000 habitants.

  16. emil7234 Says:

    ) It is incredible , I do not thinked this until now.

    b) No , I don`t knew it.

    c) Yes of course.

    d) 1. A middle women , three young women , two young boys and three old woman.

    e) I think in the spring.

    f) Question 1: The most answers were to like the nature, cimate and the culture.
    Question 2: They did not like the cold weather in the winter.
    Question 3: Many people haven`t got idea of Sweden. They think that Swedesh people is blond whit blue eyes or it`s a polar bear.
    Question 4: They don`t want to change to euro ( € ).

    g) Örebro is western shore of Lake Hjälmaren.
    Attractions
    The water tower of Örebro, known as Svampen (mushroom) by appearance, is a popular attraction as a viewpoint of the city.

    Gustavsvik water park is the largest in Scandinavia, and is located one kilometer south of the center of Örebro. With over 700,000 visitors each year, is one of the attractions of Sweden’s most popular.

  17. guillemfurio Says:

    1 Yes, I am impressed that Swedes speak good english.
    2 I think for this reason Swedish people speak good english.
    3 Of course.
    4 A middle women , three young women , two young boys and three old woman.
    5 I think in the spring.

    a. Yes they speak very good English
    b.Yes i know.
    c.Yes abolutely.
    d. A middle aged woman, two young men, three young school girls, and three elderly women.
    e. In the spring.
    f. Question 1 the mayority answered that they liked the nature, culture and the climate of Sweden, and the boys likes the girls.
    Question 2 almost all the people said that they thought other nationalities said the Swedes were narrow-minded and very in the middle and they didn’t like the cold weather in the winter.
    Question 3 people from other countries think everyone is blond with blue eyes and that the Swedes have a cold personality. Everywhere there are polar bears.
    Question 4 They don’t want to change their corrency on Euro.
    7 Örebro is a city, the seat of Örebro Municipality and the capital of Örebro County in Sweden with circa 130.000 inhabitants in 2009.

  18. Zandalie Says:

    a) Aren’t you impressed at how good Swedes are at speaking English? We certainly should look up to them in that respect.
    Yes, i’m impressed, they speak english very well.
    b) Did you know that in Sweden English films are never dubbed and that they are used to watching films in their original version with subtitles in Swedish?
    No, I didn’t know
    c) Do you think that being used to listening to films in their original version might explain why Swedes are so good at speaking English?
    Yes, is helping for know how to pronunce the words.
    d) In the video you will see 4 different types of people. Describe them.
    A middle women , three young women , two young boys and three old woman.
    e) What time of the year was the video made?
    I think summer or spring.
    f) Summarise the answers of the 4 groups
    Question1: They liked the nature, culture, climate of Sweden.
    Question2: They don’t liked the cold weather in the winter.
    Question3: The people from other countries think that they are blond hair with blue eyes.
    Question4: They prefer Swedish Kronor.
    g) Where’s Örebro? look for some information about this city and locate it on a map
    Örebro is a city in Sweden with 130.000 habitants in 2009.

  19. neusr Says:

    A) yes, I think is good wich the pople from swenden speak english.
    B) no, I didn’t know.
    C) yes of course.
    D) a middle women , three young women , two young boys and three old woman.
    E) in the spring.
    F) Question1: They liked the nature, culture, climate of Sweden.
    Question2: They don’t liked the cold weather in the winter.
    Question3: The people from other countries think that they are blond hair with blue eyes.
    Question4: They prefer Swedish Kronor.
    G) Örebro is a city in Sweden with 130.000 habitants in 2009.
    …………………………………………………………………………………..
    1-The climate and nature.
    2-The weather.
    3-That everybody have blond hair and blue eyes.
    4-The euro.

  20. xiskete Says:

    a) Yes, I think that Swedes speak very good english.
    b) I think that is a reason for Swedish people speak good english.
    c) Yes.
    d) A middle aged woman, Three young school girls, two young boys and three old woman.
    e) I think in summer or spring.
    f) Question 1 the mayority answered that they liked the nature and the climate of Sweden.
    Question 2 the mayority answered that they thought other nationalities said the Swedes were narrow-minded and didn’t like the winter.
    Question 3 The people from other countries think that they are blond with blue eyes.
    Question 4 They don’t change her currency in Euro.
    g) Örebro is a city in Sweden with 130.000 inhabitants.
    —————————————————————————-
    1- Climate and nature.
    2- Weather.
    3- That everybody have blond hair and blue eyes.
    4-The currency.

  21. gabriel384 Says:

    a. Yes, i can understand them.
    b. Yes, i knew it.
    c. Of course.
    d. A middle age girl, three young girls, two boys and two old women.
    e) I think in summer or in spring.
    f) 1. They like the nature, the culture, the boys likes girls and the climate.

    1. The nature, the culture, some people like the girls and also the weather.
    2. The cold, and because people say that the Sewedish people are narrow minded.
    3.Yes but the countries do not try to contaminate so much.
    4.Change to the other currency.

  22. pepe1997 Says:

    a)Yes but It’s difficult.
    b) No, I didn’t know.
    c)Yes, a lot.
    d)A younge woman, three sportist women, two young men an a group of two old women.
    f)
    1. The nature.
    2. The climate.
    3. That everybody has blond hair and blue eyes.
    4. I prefer the euro because it is easier to use.


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