1.02 Excursiones - Miami

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Part I (6 points)

Choose ONE of the links from the first page of this lesson. Then answer the following questions in complete English sentences:

A. Cuban food

1.What are some of the typical Cuban foods?
Some typical Cuban food s are tostadas and cafe con leche, empanadas, cuban sandwiches, pan con bistec, croquetas, and pastelitos

2.Compare and contrast their cuisine to what you generally eat. I usually drink regular coffee whereas Cubans have café con leche. Also, Cubans use vegetables such as yuca, malanga, and boniato, while I eat corn and potatoes. They usually have a meat, chicken or fish dinner which is usually what I eat as well. Also, I eat croquetas and empanadas sometimes.

3. What Cuban food have you tried before? Did you like it? If you have not tried any, what do you think you’d like and why? I have had croqueta’s, yucca, pan con bistec, empanadas, media noches, flan and pastelitos and I liked all of them. Cuban food is delicious.

B. Cuban pastime

1.What is the favorite Cuban pastime mentioned in this link? What other game is played? The favorite Cuban pastime is dominoes. They also play chess.

2.Where is Domino Park located?
Domino Park is located in Little Havana

3.What games do you and your friends typically play?
I usually play Pictionary, Monopoly, or video games like Call of Duty: Black Ops.

C. Jai-alai (a sport that originated in Spain)

1.What is jai-alai? To which sports is it similar?
Jai-alai is a sport which is similar to lacrosse.

2.In what part of Spain did jai-alai originate? What did the players use for courts? Jai-alai originated in the Basque country of Northern Spain. Players used church walls as their courts.

3.Have you ever seen it played? Does this sport interest you? Why or why not? No I have never seen it played, but it would probably interest me because I like lacrosse and it sounds interesting.

D. Freedom Tower

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