D. Skills and techniques - Lösung

22 pts

1. Translate into German.6 pts
a) He had to eat like a horse all day long to keep up his strength.2 pts
Er musste extrem viel essen, damit er bei Kräften bleibt.
b) Pushy parents should not let children risk their lives just to become famous.2 pts
Ehrgeizige Eltern sollten ihren Kindern verbieten, ihr Leben nur für Berühmtheit zu riskieren.
c) Libby Purves admits, however, that 16 might be the perfect age for big adventure.2 pts
Libby Purves gibt jedoch zu, dass 16 Jahre vielleicht genau das richtige Alter für Abenteuer ist.
2. Pass on the information8 pts
Lies den Text und beantworte die Fragen auf Deutsch.
a) Wie lange dauerte die Fahrt?1 pt
4 Monate
Information in Zeile 2.
b) Welche Route nahm die "Plastiki" auf ihrer Fahrt nach Australien?2 pts
Von San Francisco in Amerika über den Pazifik an West-Samoa vorbei nach Australien.
Information in Zeile 11 und 12.
c) Worauf wollte David de Rothschild mit seiner Aktion aufmerksam machen?2 pts
Auf die Umweltverschmutzung der Ozeane durch Plastikmüll.
Information in Zeile 9 und 10.
d) In welchem Land kann die "Plastiki" heute besichtigt werden?1 pt
In Australien.
Information in Zeile 15.
e) Was war die "Kon Tiki"? (2 Fakten)2 pts
Ein Floß, mit dem Thor Heyerdahl den Pazifik überquerte.
Information in Zeile 16 und 17.
Boat made from platic bottles completes Pacific voyage
1A boat made from thousands of plastic bottles has sailed into Sydney Harbour, com-
pleting a four-months voyage that began in San Francisco. The boat, called "Plastiki",
was built from 12,500 plastic bottles.


Hundreds of people turned out in sydney to welcome the "Plastiki" and its crew of six.
"It has been an extraordinary adventure," said expedition leader and environmentalist
David de Rothschild. "We have this addiction to single-use, throwaway plastic, which
is chocking up the ecosystem". He said that a UN report warning of the dangers posed
by plastic waste to the world´s oceans was the inspiration for this trip. He and his crew
had wanted to make people think of the damage caused to the ocean by the disposal
of plastic waste.
The "Plastiki" left the US city of San Francisco in March 2010, crossing the Pacific
and then travelling via Western Samoa to Australia.

The vessel is a catamaran, with thousands of plastic bottles attached with organic glue to
two pontoons. Other parts of the boat such as sails and the mast are made from recy-
cled materials. The "Plastiki" can now be seen in Sydney´s Maritime Museum.
It was named after the "Kon Tiki", the raft sailed across the Pacific by Norwegian anthro-
pologist Thor Heyerdahl in 1947.
Adapted from: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-10759623
3. Mediation 8 pts
You and your father are in Sydney´s Maritime Museum. You notice David de Rothschild. Your father does not speak English but he has some questions about the expedition. You must help him with the conversation.
a) FATHER:Ist das nicht Herr von Rothschild? Er hat doch den Pazifik überquert. Frag mal.
YOU:My father wants to know, whether you are Mr. de Rothschild.
You have crossed the Pacific, haven´t you?2 pts
b) MR DE ROTHSCHILD:You are right. That was one of my best trips.
YOU:Ja, du hattest recht. Das war einer seiner besten Trips.1 pt
c) FATHER:Das Boot bestand doch aus Plastikflaschen. Hatte er keine Angst, dass das Boot zerstört werden könnte?
YOU:The boat was made of plastic bottles, wasn´t it? 
Wheren´t you afraid of the boat being damaged?
or: Wheren´t you afraid the boat could get damaged?2 pts
d) MR DE ROTHSCHILD:Yes, but we knew, we could rely on the construction of the boat.
YOU:Ja, aber sie wussten, dass sie sich auf die Konstruktion des 
Boots verlassen konnten.2 pts
e) FATHER:Sag ihm, dass es toll war, ihn zu treffen.
YOU:It was nice meeting (to meet) you.1 pt