D. Skills and techniques

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
b) Pushy parents should not let children risk their lives just to become famous.2 pts
c) Libby Purves admits, however, that 16 might be the perfect age for big adventure.2 pts
2. Pass on the information8 pts
Lies den Text und beantworte die Fragen auf Deutsch.
a) Wie lange dauerte die Fahrt?1 pt
b) Welche Route nahm die "Plastiki" auf ihrer Fahrt nach Australien?2 pts
c) Worauf wollte David de Rothschild mit seiner Aktion aufmerksam machen?2 pts
d) In welchem Land kann die "Plastiki" heute besichtigt werden?1 pt
e) Was war die "Kon Tiki"? (2 Fakten)2 pts
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.
 2 pts
b) MR DE ROTHSCHILD:You are right. That was one of my best trips.
 1 pt
c) FATHER:Das Boot bestand doch aus Plastikflaschen. Hatte er keine Angst, dass das Boot zerstört werden könnte?
 2 pts
d) MR DE ROTHSCHILD:Yes, but we knew, we could rely on the construction of the boat.
 2 pts
e) FATHER:Sag ihm, dass es toll war, ihn zu treffen.
 1 pt

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