This is group 5, formed by Salvador and Alberto from​ the school in Otura and Timo and Nico from Sankt Valentin.


We are Salvador Muñoz and Alberto, and we are 13. We've just met this year, but we quickly became good friends, despite our
differences. Salva likes football, but I love basketball. Salva likes dogs and I like cats. Salva hates books, just the opposite of me. We both like pizza and ice-creams. We have the same height, eyes and hair colour (dark brown) and similar thoughts.

ALBERTO. My favourite sport is basketball because it's beyond a team sport. It's a SHOW, a great show, and that's all. I wish you agree me.
I play basketball in my village, but unfortunately there are no players round my age. This is not a problem: basketball is my passion, and if now I cannot play matches, then I train in order to be great playing matches; now it is time to wait.
I didn´t say there weren't players. Wer'e 4: two guys with 6 and 8 y.o.; my brother, with 9 and me. In classes, I always try to improve myself.
Training with my actual teacher is awesome. He is very funny and , by now, we have only done soft exercises. I wish it'll be for long!

My favourite book is The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate (by Jacqueline Kelly). I read it this summer, and I loved. It is about a girl, Calpurnia, that lives with her 6 brothers, her parents and her grandfather in Texas,1900. Later in the book, Calpurnia and Grandfather become inseparable, and both learn about each other and about nature, the wild and unknown nature. They explore together everyday, but one day, one unexpected thing occurs, and by that, all is going different, even the nature. I liked it because it is enjoyable, it happens in a time I like very much and the girl is very curious. That's a perfect mixture.

I also play saxo, which is my third and last hobbie.



SALVA. My favourite sport is football, I practise this sport next to my village. I like it because I play with my friends and I have a lot of fun. My fovourite team is Real Madrid. I play in the central position inside the defense. An usual team is made up of 11 players. The football is my passion. My favourite football player is Cristiano Ronaldo. I play football too to make new friendships.



1.- In which peninsula is Spain found? Is there another country there?

2.-Where are the Canary Islands? How many are there? Which noble discovered them?
located in the easterncentralAtlantic Ocean,about 100 to 500kilometers westof southern Morocco (They are in the Atlantic Ocean, at the northwest. There are 7: El Hierro, la Gomera, Gran Canaria, Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote and La Palma. Jean de Bethencourt).

3.- Where is Spain, relative to Europe? And Andalusia, relative to Spain? (East, North...)
in west

4.- Which seas touch Spain?
mitttelmeer and atlantik (The Mediterranean Sea, The Atlantic Ocean and the Bay of Biscay).

5.- Has Spain got territories outside of the Peninsula? Which ones?

6.- How many Autonomous Communities has Spain got? 17


7.- Name the main civilisations that conquered Spain, and how many years they remained here:

8.- Name some of the most popular Spanish people (at least 2 from each century), and write a bit about each one:

9.- Spain once had 5 kingdoms at the same time. In which century did this happen? What kingdoms were they?

10.- Who is the current King? Which dynasty does he become from? Who is the Queen? Where is she from?

11.- How many provinces has Andalusia got? 8 Where is Granada found?

12.- Observe the Spanish coat of arms. Does it have something related to Granada? Where? Why?


13.- Name some of the typical Spanish foods: Paella (Tapas, chisps, wine)

14.- Name some of the typical Andalusian foods: Paella (Pescaito frito, gazpacho, salmorejo)

15.- Listen to the Spanish national anthem. Do you find something unusual relative to other anthems?

16.- Name a painter, a writer, an athlete, a king, a politician, a musician, a poet and a national hero. Who was Francisco Franco and how is Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar best-known?

17.- Name the most famous book and its writer. Who are its main characters?

18.- Who is the goalkeeper of the Spanish national team?
Cassilas (Iker Casillas, but Valdés and Reina are goalkeepers of the national team, too).
19.- Write about Lorca: his books, his death...

20.- What is the detail you liked the most? Why?


21.- Where is the Prado Museum?

22.- What ingredients does "gazpacho" have?

23.- How many square kilometres does Andalusia have?

24.- Where is the most famous Roman aqueduct in Spain?

25.- What is Andorra? A mini country (A very little country among the Pyrenees between Catalonia and France. Its capital city is Andorra la Vella).




Austria / Lower Austria:

1. What was the first name of Austria?
Its first name was Osterreich.

2. How many provinces has Austria got?
It has got nine provinces:Burgenland, Carinthia, Lower Austria, Upper Austria, Salzburgerland, Styria, Tyrol, Vorarlberg and Vienna (Salzburg)

3. What’s the traditional clothing in Austria?
The Tracht.

4. What are the names of the Lower Austrian “Viertels"?
Weinwiertel, MOSTVIERTEL, Waldviertel, Vienna Alps, The Danube Valley and Wienerwald.

5. What’s the capital city of Lower Austria?
Sank Pölten.

6. How many people live in Lower Austria?
There were 1,545,804 people in 2001, so now there may be around 2,000,000 people living there.(
Over 1.6 million people)

7. What kinds of winter sports are done a lot in Austria?
Skiing, sleighs...(
Skiing and Snowboarding)

8. What’s Lower Austria’s Grand Canyon?
It is a "depression"that carries a river and it?s very nice, indeed. It doesn?t seem like the Colorado Canyon at all.: this has pine trees and lots of vegetation.(
The Ötschergräben)

9. What’s the highest mountain in Lower Austria?
Ötscher mountain, with around 2000 metres high.(

10. What’s the Danube?
It is a quite famous river (the longest in Europe, behind the Volga). It passes through Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Serbia and Romania. Lots of stories and songs are known about it; p.g.: The Blue Danube, by the Austrian Johann Strauss II.(
The longest river in Austria.)

Mostviertel (the "Viertel" of Lower Austria where we live):

1. Where is the Mostviertel located?
In Lower Austria. This region is divided into four; Mostviertel is found at the bottom, on the left.

2. What’s the name of the pear or apple drink which is alcoholic and very special in Mostviertel?

3. Why is the Mostviertel called “Mostviertel”?
Its meaning is, literally, "quadrant of perry", because of its perry production.

4. How many people live in Mostviertel?
Around 407 000 people.

5. What are the names of the three highest mountains in Mostviertel?
Dürrenstein, Ötscher and Hochkar.

6. How many natural parks are situated in the Mostviertel?

7. Which kind of farms can you find especially in the Mostviertel?
Farms with a squared coutyard indoor.

8. How is the climate in “Mostviertel”?
Mild at north, cold at south... There are lots of variations depending on where you are.
9. What’s the cultural and spiritual centre of the Mostviertel?
Mariazell and other pilgrimage sites.

10. What’s the “Klangturm”?
A famous tower in Sankt Pölten.


In Austria, Easter begins on (Palm Sunday) and finishes on Easter sunday.

Easter is a holiday time, in which students don't assist to highschool; they sleep more

and relax.

A custom there in Austria consist in this:

On Easter sunday, Easter rabbit hides chocolate eggs, an so the children try

to find that eggs. On Easter, they usually eat sweets.

Austrian and Spanish Easter are quite different.


This is our glogster:



Nico-Timo: Our favourite sport is skatebording. We do it the most of the time. We are often skating in a skatepark in Enns.
Timo plays football in a sports club. Nico often rides his KTM 85sx motorbike (but only on private property). We often play football with friends we always have lots of fun.

Easter in Spain

Palm Sunday:
On Palm Sunday, people go to mass in the morning. Children carry palm leaves to be blessed by the priest. Boys carry a simple palm branch, and the girls carry a branch that has been decorated.

Ash Wednesday:
In Christian churches, Ash Wednesday is the first day of the penitential season of Lent. It’s called Ash Wednesday because of the ceremony of placing ashes on the foreheads as a sign of penitence.

Lent is a period of fasting and penitence is traditionally carried out by Christians in preparation for Easter. The length of the Lenten fast, during which observants eat sparingly, was established in the 4th century as 40 days.

“Dance of Death” :
On Maundy Thursday there is a special celebration in Verges (Gerona). A macabre dance is performed by men dressed as skeletons.