D. Skills and techniques

18 pts

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1. Pass on the information7 pts
Lies den folgenden Text und beantworte die Fragen auf Deutsch.
a) Welches ist der beliebteste Vergnügungspark Europas?1 pt
b) Was ist das Besondere an "Wodan"? (2 Fakten)1 pt
c) Wie viele Leute besuchen jährlich den Park?1 pt
d) Was hat die Familie Mack im 18. Jahrhundert hergestellt?1 pt
e) Warum haben sie den Park nicht in Breisach gebaut?1 pt
f) Inwieweit ist der Name "Europa-Park" berechtigt?1 pt
g) Wo soll der Wasserpark entstehen?1 pt
1Europa-Park is the largest theme park in Germany and the second most popular theme
park resort in Europe, following Disneyland Paris.

The park is home to eleven roller coasters, the oldest being the Alpenexpress, where a
powered coaster speeds through a diamond mine, and the newest coaster named
Wodan, a wooden roller coaster. Europa-Park has a huge number of roller coasters
and attractions. It can accomodate up to 50,000 guests per day. There are about 4.5
million visitors a year.


Europa-Park is run by Mack familiy, who have produced vehicles since 1780, circus
wagons since 1880 and roller coasters since 1921. In 1958 Franz Mack took over the
family firm together with his brothers. With his son Roland he visited the USA in 1972
and was inspired to open a theme park in Germany, as an exhibition site for his com-
pany´s products. At first the park was planned to be located in Breisach. The Breisach site
did not seem suitable because there was the risk of floods, and the project was moved
some 30 km further north, where the Macks bought the park of the historical castle in
Rust. The park opened in 1975 with an area of 16 hectares. It counted 250,000 visitors in
the first year, 700,000 in the second, passing the million mark in 1978.


The first country-themed section was "Italy", which opened in 1982. The "Europe" theme
was pursued further with the opening of "Holland", "England", "France", "Scandinavia"
and "Spain" sections. By the year 2000 the number of visitors had risen to 3 million and
the hotels had been booked to nearly 98% of their capacity. In the meantime the park also
opens during the winter season.
Every year more attractions are added. These include small family drop tower rides, car-
ousels, slides, themed villages, retail outlets and catering establishments. The theme work
and landscaping are ongoing, too.

Plans have been made to build a major 33 hectare water park, located 1 km away from the
theme park, on the road between Europa-Park and the A5 motorway. It will cost
approximately € 100 million and will become one of the largest water parks in Europe.
Based on the article "Europa-Park" from Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia, licensed under CC-BY-SA 3.0 Unported.
Dein kleiner Bruder ist in einem Christiano-Ronaldo-Chatroom. Peter spricht kein
Englisch. Du hilfst ihm.
PETER:Frag mal, wann er mit dem Fußballspielen begonnen hat.
a) DU: 1 pt
RONALDO:I can´t remember. I have always played football.
b) DU: 1 pt
PETER:Ronaldo ist ja eigentlich sein zweiter Vorname. Wie kamen seine Eltern auf diesen Namen?
c) DU: 
 2 pts
RONALDO:I was named after Ronald Reagan, my father´s favourite actor.
d) DU: 1 pt
PETER:Was bedeutet es für ihn, dass er noch einmal "Weltfußballer des Jahres" geworden ist?
e) DU: 
 2 pts
RONALDO:Being "World Player of the Year" is a great honour. But I know I´m also a role model for lots of young players.
f) DU: 
 2 pts
PETER:Welche Pläne hat er für die Zukunft?
g) DU: 1 pt
RONALDO:I would love to coach young players.
h) DU: 1 pt

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